When things break, I call for help

When things break, I call for help

When our furnace broke last week — which happened during the coldest spell Ohio has seen since they started keeping official records of such thi...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Only the chief and Good Lord know

Only the chief and Good Lord know

It was early 2000. I was in Dayton, Va. to visit the Dayton Virginia Police Department and speak to the chief of police about enrolling in the Virgini...

January 3rd, 2018 updated: January 3rd, 2018. |  


Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

After years of talk, research and debate, Congress passed tax reform legislation that the president recently signed into law. I’m proud of the b...

January 3rd, 2018 |  



Electing Donald Trump and Patty Burns is not a contradiction

Electing Donald Trump and Patty Burns is not a contradiction

Patty Burns was sworn into office Thursday as Hillsboro’s new city treasurer, and many of her family and friends were on hand to applaud her, as...

January 1st, 2018 |  


Pop bottle caps and jackets

Pop bottle caps and jackets

While I was growing up nearly every evening meal my family enjoyed was consumed around a kitchen table with all family members present. While thatR...

December 29th, 2017 |  


I’m a fan of Santa Claus

I’m a fan of Santa Claus

I’m a fan of Santa and he is a fan of mine.When Evan was a barely a toddler, I took him to see Santa.I remember it plain as day. A friend and I ...

December 28th, 2017 |  


Squirrel hunting on Darbyshire Road

Squirrel hunting on Darbyshire Road

This past Sunday, Christmas Eve, we celebrated the birthday of our son, Greg. As is our custom, he and I always like to reminisce about his growing-up...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Extraterrestrial UFOs are real — Wow!

Extraterrestrial UFOs are real — Wow!

Carl Sagan must be turning over in his grave.Unidentified flying objects that did not come from Earth are real, according to former Pentagon official ...

December 27th, 2017 updated: December 28th, 2017. |  


A little bit of this and that

A little bit of this and that

This and that…Finally, a GOP win So the Republicans in Congress did indeed manage to pass a major piece of legislation, with the tax reform bill...

December 26th, 2017 |  


A letter to Santa Claus

A letter to Santa Claus

It’s that time of year when it somehow does not seem quite right to write a column about anything except the holidays, so here we go.Someone ask...

December 22nd, 2017 |