When Mother Nature came calling

When Mother Nature came calling

I could feel a cold draft seeping through a big bay window behind me. A small electric heater was warming my toes. Someone else was snuggled inside a ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


There are some things elves can’t make

There are some things elves can’t make

For a number of years now, I have been the Santa Claus for many organizations in Clinton County. I see children of all ages in parades, breakfasts, pa...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Saying goodbye to old friends

Saying goodbye to old friends

The fireplace crackled as the large grandfather clock in our living room slowly ticked away the old year. The old clock began to strike midnight as th...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Preventing winter illness with everyday wellness

Preventing winter illness with everyday wellness

Often times people begin to take vitamins and medicinal products only after they begin to fall ill, but studies show taking preventative steps towards...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Daddy can fix anything

Daddy can fix anything

It’s hard to believe that all those Christmas packages were being ripped open just a few short weeks ago.Christmas morning at the Rileys involve...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Buckeye Pathway guides policy

Buckeye Pathway guides policy

To stay on track toward a common goal of making Ohio a better and stronger state, the Ohio House Republican Caucus created the Buckeye Pathway at the ...

January 5th, 2018 |  


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 5th, 2018 |  


Not all hay is equal; get it tested

Not all hay is equal; get it tested

I am sure you have heard the saying, “What goes up must come down.” It is a pretty true statement, but does it work in reverse? If it is a...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Begin new year by counting blessings

Begin new year by counting blessings

I know that I do not have any room to complain or to boast, but one thing I have learned about this New Year: It came in very, very cold – even ...

January 4th, 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 4th, 2018 |