Make your judicial vote count

Make your judicial vote count

By Maureen O’ConnorChief Justice of the Supreme Court of OhioAs the voting patterns were analyzed after the Nov. 6, 2012, general election, one ...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Inconvenience on the menu

Inconvenience on the menu

Rabbits are third in the world (behind dogs and cats) for most popular pet. In the UK, rabbits are so popular that they have devoted charities and web...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Fighting a battle of wits

Fighting a battle of wits

One of my mom’s favorite expressions was, “I’m going crazy…and it’s a short trip!” It popped into my head a couple...

September 16th, 2015 |  



Hunger can affect anyone

Hunger can affect anyone

After I was out of college and living on my own, I ran into a problem that many young folks experience. I was never actually taught how to handle mone...

September 9th, 2015 updated: September 9th, 2015. |  


Books for travelers and foodies

I recently returned from a trip to Norway to see two foreign exchange students who lived with us in the past. Norway is a beautiful country, but the w...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


A little wine goes a long way

A little wine goes a long way

On one of my favorite sitcoms, Everybody Loves Raymond, there’s an episode in which one of the characters is enjoying a glass of wine, sitting o...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Years together bring blessings, sadness

Years together bring blessings, sadness

During the Miami County fair this month, I attended the ceremony for a local couple in which they renewed their nearly 60-year old wedding vows. It wa...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  


Center provides kids with stability, hope

Center provides kids with stability, hope

Children really are pretty amazing humans. They are funny, resilient and have such a sense of wonder and authenticity about them. They are quick to an...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Flagging hate speech

Flagging hate speech

I’ve spent my whole life in the Northeast, but I have Southern roots. My late grandfather came from a long line of sharecroppers who toiled in t...

August 18th, 2015 |  


Humanity calls for truth, sanity to be restored

By Mary Lou HoeningContributing ColumnistAt long last I have, again, picked up my pen hoping I can be of some good, some enlightening, some guidance t...

August 15th, 2015 |