Your child’s most important teacher: You

Your child’s most important teacher: You

I have written dozens of articles in which I have criticized politicians for hijacking public education and for the harm they have done to children th...

March 21st, 2017 |  


DeGraff woman shares ‘Grand Remark’

Dear Grandparenting: There’s a good deal of truth to the saying young people think they know it all, while people my age come to realize how lit...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Food Poisoning or Flu?

Food Poisoning or Flu?

For a time I have resented all that space taken up in local newspapers by the city and county health department reviews of restaurants and other place...

March 17th, 2017 |  


In which I become a soccer mom

In which I become a soccer mom

Of all the things I thought I would be when I grew up — high seas pirate, roadie for Meat Loaf and beer truck driver were atop my list of aspira...

March 17th, 2017 |  


People, horses love the spring

People, horses love the spring

Sunshine, clear blue skies, daffodils and even dandelions, they’re all a part of my favorite season! Spring peepers are calling out their welcom...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Three solutions to our drug epidemic

Three solutions to our drug epidemic

There has been much discussion today about the drug problem. Most seem to want to focus on treating those with addiction. While treatment is very impo...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Sunshine Week celebrates the public’s right to know

Sunshine Week celebrates the public’s right to know

Rita Ward had a question: Why did a weekly listing of causes of death suddenly stop appearing in the local newspaper?It turned out the health departme...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Strengthening Medicare and saving seniors money

Strengthening Medicare and saving seniors money

We need to do all we can to make Medicare more affordable and easier to use for Ohio seniors. One way we do that is by fixing the so-called “obs...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Amid attacks, journalists need to focus on Trump’s actions

Amid attacks, journalists need to focus on Trump’s actions

As I’ve listened to President Donald Trump go on tirades against the “very dishonest” media, I’ve tried not to take his critic...

March 15th, 2017 |  


‘Free and natural’ only at home

‘Free and natural’ only at home

Dear Grandparenting: We raised our little ones with a firm hand. Small children absolutely have to learn what’s good from bad and right from wro...

March 12th, 2017 |