A night to remember

A night to remember

It is that time of year. No, not the time when autumn smells are wafting through the air, but the time when high school basketball practice is startin...

October 18th, 2019 |  


Mom’s advice about getting older

Mom’s advice about getting older

The anniversary of losing someone you love can be quite painful. The calendar date, month, or season can bring back the feeling of the initial grief, ...

October 17th, 2019 |  


No newspaper? Say it can’t happen

No newspaper? Say it can’t happen

It was disheartening to read a recent editorial page column about today’s decline in the number of newspapers, including the fact that some citi...

October 16th, 2019 |  



Just another ODE boondoggle

Just another ODE boondoggle

When I was a school superintendent I, like my peers, regularly received missives from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) informing us about the la...

October 15th, 2019 |  


She was more than just a dog

She was more than just a dog

The air has turned crisp as the sun rises and sets each day, and my yard is filled with leaves from a gigantic maple tree that stands behind my house,...

October 14th, 2019 |  


New twist in Ohio death penalty

New twist in Ohio death penalty

Vicki Williams of Lima believes Cleveland Jackson showed little regard for her daughter, Leneshia, when he killed her in 2002. As for his death senten...

October 10th, 2019 |  


Why are young people so sad?

Why are young people so sad?

Statistics suggest that young people today suffer from mental health disorders like anxiety and depression like never before, and there is no reason t...

October 8th, 2019 |  


Did you ever stop to think?

Did you ever stop to think?

There are so many wonderous things in the world, and I suppose it’s a good thing that others take it upon themselves to ponder them, because if ...

October 7th, 2019 |  


School administrator’s wife’s memories

School administrator’s wife’s memories

One of my greatest life blessings was the opportunity to be a school administrator’s spouse. For the past 17 years, since marrying Larry Claypoo...

October 4th, 2019 updated: October 4th, 2019. |  


If only Big Chuck were with us

If only Big Chuck were with us

It has been quite some time since I thought about Big Chuck.Memories of him popped up the other day after reading an upcoming column by Christine Flow...

October 3rd, 2019 |