Workers: A company’s greatest asset

Workers: A company’s greatest asset

As I visited with Ohio workers across the state this summer, I was consistently impressed with the skill, efficiency, and tenacity of the men and wome...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Movie was 97 minutes I can’t get back

Movie was 97 minutes I can’t get back

Usually I find that any movie based on a book doesn’t quite live up to the book. There are a few exceptions of course — I loved “To ...

October 26th, 2017 |  


House remains fascinating mystery

House remains fascinating mystery

Helen Mirren is one of my favorite actresses. When I heard that she was going to be in a movie next year entitled “Winchester,” I assumed ...

October 19th, 2017 |  



Demanding answers from Wells Fargo, Equifax

Demanding answers from Wells Fargo, Equifax

The story has become all too familiar: A big financial institution screws up. Executives walk away with millions of dollars. Tens of millions of Ameri...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Hootenanny woes at the Curtis house

Hootenanny woes at the Curtis house

It seems fitting to write about our hootenanny woes on Friday the 13. I’m not talking about a lively party involving folk music and dancing. No,...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Hospital visits offer lesson in patience

Hospital visits offer lesson in patience

Last month, I had a day that started and ended in hospitals…two different hospitals, in two different counties, by the side of two different fam...

October 4th, 2017 |  


No channel surfing here

No channel surfing here

Last night, an advertisement was on television several times during the few hours we were watching. This particular commercial was for a device that a...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Frightful reads for Halloween

As the days grow shorter and nights get colder, people begin to usher in the winter season. They gather around bonfires, start bobbing for apples, wea...

October 4th, 2017 |  


A tradition lives on

A tradition lives on

The first time I heard the word “Chautauqua” was in the 1990’s. At that time, I was involved in transcribing some pen and ink journa...

September 28th, 2017 |  


BWC rebates can produce better future

BWC rebates can produce better future

As a state representative and someone who has paid insurance bills for many years, I know just how much insurance can give a person peace of mind, whe...

September 27th, 2017 |