Gist Settlement took nearly 200 years

Gist Settlement took nearly 200 years

When Samuel Gist purchased hundreds of acres of land in southwest Ohio in order to free and settle more than 200 of his Virginia slaves, he failed to ...

February 27th, 2018 |  


What’s really holding up the Rocky Fork Lake grant?

What’s really holding up the Rocky Fork Lake grant?

Winning an $844,000 federal grant to fight crime and promote economic and neighborhood revitalization at Rocky Fork Lake was seen as a big victory for...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

In wintertime, the United States Postal Service and the Ohio Department of Transportation take a motto very seriously — “Neither snow nor ...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  



What a horrible legacy we have left

What a horrible legacy we have left

I am writing this a couple of days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. If history is any indicator, sadly, by the time you read this article i...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Where was the outrage over foreign interference in our 2008 and 2012 elections?

Where was the outrage over foreign interference in our 2008 and 2012 elections?

You wouldn’t know it from the coverage in most of the media, but there were three main conclusions from the Justice Department’s indictmen...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 19th, 2018. |  


High school sure has changed

High school sure has changed

So apparently I forget to pay attention for the past 13 or so years, and I woke up a few weeks ago to find my daughter will be in high school next yea...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Celebrations of love abound

Celebrations of love abound

The daughter of St. Valentine’s jailer, Asterius, was blind. According to legend, St. Valentine restored the young woman’s sight. She imme...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Order now, pull around, figure it out later

Order now, pull around, figure it out later

Real conversations I’ve had lately at drive-thru restaurants…“I’ll have a Big Mac value meal with a diet Coke.”Pause....

February 12th, 2018 |  


Humming ‘French fried eyeballs‘

Humming ‘French fried eyeballs‘

It is almost spring. Well, maybe not the warm weather part of it, but full spring training workouts for Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers start Fe...

February 9th, 2018 updated: February 9th, 2018. |  


Time: Like a petal in the wind

Time: Like a petal in the wind

One evening Brenda and I were in Cleveland sitting in a lounge when three Irishmen stood up and began to give advice in song as only Irishmen can do. ...

February 8th, 2018 |