Water resource

Water resource

I recently had a chance to visit several water resources in the state of Ohio for various reasons and one thing is overwhelmingly clear … and it...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Stories to tell

To the editor:You all pull up a seat and sit a spell. I have some stories to tell.As I was taking lunch recently at an area restaurant, I noticed an e...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Our viewArbor Day reminds us of trees’ importance

Trees are the backdrop of our lives.Like the soundtrack to a movie, they set the tone for so much that we do — often without us realizing how im...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Church enjoys profusion of mushrooms

Church enjoys profusion of mushrooms

Editor’s note: This column is about wild mushrooms. Wild mushrooms can be very dangerous or fatal to ingest if you don’t know how to ident...

April 27th, 2017 |  


The games children play still matter

The games children play still matter

Way back when I was at the beginning of my journalism career — more than 20 years ago when I was writing for my college newspaper — I had ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Helping homeless kids find shelter

Helping homeless kids find shelter

Homelessness is dangerous, especially for kids. They are more vulnerable to become victims of crime; they’re more vulnerable to disease, and the...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Thoughts on the state Route 47 Improvement Project

To the editor:I debated over writing this letter because the subject is so controversial, and because I really admire our mayor, Mike Barhorst, and th...

April 26th, 2017 |  


A call for responsible dog ownership to ensure safety

To the editor:In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their...

April 26th, 2017 |  


A Saturday at the world dilemma think tank

A Saturday at the world dilemma think tank

“Well,” said Steve, the tall cowboy among us, “at least it’s Friday and we all have the weekend to look forward to.”Doc ...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


The best ideas come from Ohio

The best ideas come from Ohio

One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. I’ve spent the past several weeks hosting roundtables acr...

April 26th, 2017 |