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Every student needs a library card

Every student needs a library card

If you have school-age children, you are no doubt getting them ready to start school. While you buying all of …

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  

Be on the lookout for damaging stink bugs

Be on the lookout for damaging stink bugs

This has certainly been a different summer. Just a few weeks ago, we were all hoping the rains would stop …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Cleaning up state constitutions

Cleaning up state constitutions

“It’s difficult for me to get excited about rewriting the [Michigan] Constitution solely for the sake of appearances.” — Devin …

July 31st, 2015 |  

That coyote may be in your backyard

That coyote may be in your backyard

Traveling along routes 23, 315 and I-71, as well as a recent drive across the Midwest on I-70, I occasionally …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Imagine what we could do together

Imagine what we could do together

My brother, 45, recently graduated from Liberty University, after putting in a lot of time and effort to finish his …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Life’s still a dance for Rudy

Life’s still a dance for Rudy

A few weeks ago, while enjoying a spectacular display of Fourth of July fireworks, a topic for this column was …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Marriage, while a dirty word to some, has certainly been a hot topic of late, and I’m going to offer …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Marking 50 years of Medicare

Marking 50 years of Medicare

Fifty years ago this week, aging in America was forever changed for the better. At the Truman Library in Independence, …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Finding purpose in old harp

Finding purpose in old harp

An acquaintance of mine recently commented that stargazing is “just looking at a bunch of lights in the sky.” I …

July 27th, 2015 |  

An Amish wedding, Part 2

An Amish wedding, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part installment about attending an Amish wedding in Ohio. Dorcas Raber …

July 26th, 2015 |  

We Americans love our libraries

We Americans love our libraries

In an article written by Wayne Wiegand, author of “Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public …

July 25th, 2015 |  

How we teach violence to children

How we teach violence to children

As thoughtful, caring parents, we would never want to teach our kids that violence is the answer to any or …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Keeping competition at bay

Keeping competition at bay

“Competition is a sin.” — John D. Rockefeller “Unrestricted competition does not leave us survival of the fittest.” — Rutherford …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Living in the messy middle

Living in the messy middle

When I was in high school, my youth leader was trying to explain the rich theological concept of incarnation. She …

July 24th, 2015 |  

DACC welcomes your questions

DACC welcomes your questions

Forty years ago, the Delaware County community agreed to create the Delaware JVS — now the Delaware Area Career Center …

July 23rd, 2015 updated: July 23rd, 2015. |  

The long view on water quality

The long view on water quality

Now and then, it helps to step back and take the long view — to think about the broad effects …

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  

It might be time to break old habits

It might be time to break old habits

While enjoying conversation with a long-ago co-worker this past weekend, he shared with me that a couple of years ago …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Fixing credit-report errors

Fixing credit-report errors

Too many Ohioans are still feeling the effects of the 2008 financial crisis —particularly on their credit scores. More than …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Measuring distance to the stars

Measuring distance to the stars

It isn’t much of a crater, really. The moon has hundreds that are larger and brighter. It’s positioned almost in …

July 20th, 2015 |  

An Amish wedding: Part 1

An Amish wedding: Part 1

Wedding bells! How exciting! Earlier this year my niece, Lori Miller, of Ohio, called me and shared the good news …

July 19th, 2015 |  

Helping consumers whose IDs are stolen

Helping consumers whose IDs are stolen

A southwest Ohio consumer who tried to move her Cincinnati Bell account received a rude surprise: It was blocked because …

July 18th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2015. |  

Making sense of the senseless

Making sense of the senseless

Certain life events have minimal or no explanation. The shooting deaths of four Marines at the Navy Operational Support Center …

July 18th, 2015 |  

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