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. |  


Fire safety for off-campus housing

Fire safety for off-campus housing

This week I joined State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) to reintroduce legislation aimed at ...

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 |  


Can’t have a great debate without breaking a few eggs

Can’t have a great debate without breaking a few eggs

For decades, people have wrestled with the great issues of the day. No, I’m not talking about politics or religion. “Great” is defin...

August 12th, 2015 |  


When insomnia strikes

When insomnia strikes

A few nights ago, we experienced some power problems. In the middle of the night, the power went off for just a second. This was enough time to have t...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Giving tire workers a fair shot

Giving tire workers a fair shot

The tire and rubber industry has a proud history in Ohio from Akron to Findlay, and beyond. For over one hundred years, generations of Ohio workers ha...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Guides for traveling close to home

Remember the old Tin Pan Alley song, “In the good old summer time…strolling through the shady lanes…those days full of pleasure we f...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Nostalgia transports us to better times

Nostalgia transports us to better times

My mom used to be a caterer for business and non-profit luncheons. My help was mostly in the capacity of taste-tester. One of her signature dishes was...

July 29th, 2015 |