A part of innocence lost

A part of innocence lost

Exactly when I became hooked I am not sure. But the first real taste I can remember came while riding in a car with my parents pulling a Columbus and ...

September 27th, 2019 |  


Clarifying drug coalition story

Dear Editor:Thank you for the Times-Gazatte’s coverage of the Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition’s meetings, including Ms. Ca...

September 27th, 2019 |  


Calling it the ‘loony bin’ is wrong

Calling it the ‘loony bin’ is wrong

The portrayal of in-patient mental health care treatment facilities in pop culture didn’t bother me until I was hospitalized myself.Hollywood an...

September 25th, 2019 updated: September 25th, 2019. |  



Choosing life-sustaining careers

Choosing life-sustaining careers

A new Yahoo Finance article announces that the U.S. construction industry is short more than 350,000 workers. A study by the international business co...

September 24th, 2019 |  


Thanks for the lessons

Thanks for the lessons

It was one of the first — like the first or second — real basketball games I officiated, and the last thing I wanted was to be the center ...

September 20th, 2019 |  


Mental health is a work in progress

Mental health is a work in progress

Last week, I wrote about my experience with my roommate’s death. Several people approached me, both online and in person, to discuss my column, ...

September 19th, 2019 updated: September 19th, 2019. |  


Time to end America’s longest war?

Time to end America’s longest war?

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin was killed serving as a Special Forces communications sergeant with the U.S. Army’s ...

September 18th, 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...

September 17th, 2019 |  


Halloween at what price?

Halloween at what price?

As the leaves begin to yield to the influence of the changing season thoughts begin to turn to the harvest, preparing for the changing weather and Hal...

September 16th, 2019 |  


The obvious is not good enough

The obvious is not good enough

Because I am apparently a glutton for punishment, have a macabre sense of humor, and want to continue to expose the Ohio legislature and the Ohio Depa...

September 13th, 2019 |