Drug overdoses are on the rise across Ohio.
Just a few days ago, Memorial Day came, and quickly went. Potentially it has become one of those overlooked holidays that is a roadblock for an upcoming larger event — specifically the end of this school year, graduations and the awaiting...
If you have ever built a new home, or added onto an existing home, you undoubtedly remember the long list of calls you had to make: building contractor, health department, township zoning, Ohio Utilities Protection Service and many more.
Human trafficking and sex trafficking are heinous crimes that affect our nation's most vulnerable, often pulling our children into a vicious cycle of abuse. As the co-founder of the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking, putting this industry...
As far as I can remember, no in our family ever liked liver.
“Grandpa's are coming!”“Grandpa's are coming!”
A few weeks ago, I explained how you could keep a list of the books and other items you have checked out from the Delaware County District Library by opting into “Reading History” on your library card account. I have had several people...
The best feature of school field trips to Perkins Observatory is the curiosity of some of the students.
This past March, the number of mobile-only Internet users — people accessing the Internet on a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device — exceeded the number of desktop-only Internet users. This was a big milestone, highlighting the...
“We are looking at the options available to us if persuasion and diplomacy don't work.”
Few duties are more important than honoring Ohio's veterans.
I have been moaning and groaning as I write this week's column. Too much yard work!
A television era will end this evening with the final installment of David Letterman's long, comic-fueled late-night career.
Last week we, as a church, joined together in preparing an Amish meal that was to be served at the community hall in the town of Robinson, Illinois. Several times each year we do this as a fundraiser for our parochial school or to help pay hospital...
With more than 25 percent of factory jobs in Ohio relying on international customers, it is absolutely vital to grow the number of “Made in America” exports in order to protect Ohio workers and create new good paying jobs. However, when...
The science-minded among us occasionally object to my interest in the old stories about the stars. Why do I tell them when I could be discussing, say, the spectral characteristics of Be-type stars?
As hard as it is to believe, schools are about to recess for the summer, and that event triggers the beginning of Delaware County District Library's summer reading program for kids of all ages.
Fourteen folks went foraging at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road on the last Saturday of April. They were participating in the wild plant identification walk and luncheon organized by the Herb Group.
We are living in an age when acronyms are becoming increasingly popular. They are used by all ages, from frivolous texting to professionals.
“Based on the evidence we have also concluded that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.”
The unrest we've seen in Cleveland, Baltimore and Ferguson makes it clear — our cities are hurting.
“The happiest days are when babies come.”
Throughout the past year, you have read this column and listened to me promote ideas for protecting our natural resources. Whether you live in an apartment or on a farm, I have encouraged you to be proactive, to adopt a host of conservation measures,...
And now, ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm, Delaware County welcome to that star of stage, screen and the Century of Progress Exhibition of 1933 – Arcturus.
Greetings from Flat Rock.
Sometimes in the course of your daily world, you may find it necessary to have the use of several computers for training purposes. Your business may be in need of a site to hold a small computer class to train several employees, or you may need to...
“Othering.” I had heard the word before, but clearly had not been paying much attention; either that or my circles of life have been starkly negative and I had not noticed.
“The word that keeps coming back to me in this case is millennia, plus time.”
Each day, workers across the country face impossible dilemmas. Do they go into work knowing the risks to their own health and to others around them, or do they stay home and lose a paycheck?
An aspect of curiosity with the potential for either positive or problematic outcomes is Ohio's recently enacted “Open Adoption Record Law.”
Curiosity has been a life-long personality trait for this writer. Mostly it has been a helpful characteristic during pursuit of a journalism degree from The Ohio State University, and a professional necessity as a counselor. Sometimes curiosity has...
My favorite TV commercial right now is the car ad that features a little blond-haired boy in his toy car in the driveway as his father comes home.
Arcturus is the centerpiece of the constellation Bootes, the kite-shaped group of five stars to the north of Arcturus. Arcturus is the tail of the kite.
“What about inviting Merlin Eash's family over to our house for supper tonight, on behalf of Merlin's birthday?” my husband, Daniel, asked.It was 4:15 in the afternoon.
This was my second year covering Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, an event designed to draw awareness to violence against women – sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and other kinds of abuse.
My wife and I are owners of a little aging pug named Maggie. She is getting older and less mobile so we accommodate her and try to make life a little easier for her whenever possible.
“To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.”
The world seems to have turned apocalyptic this past week. As I write, areas of Baltimore are still smoldering from thousands of residents rioting and looting their own city. On the Earth's other side, catastrophic death has occurred from a...