What was ODOT thinking?

What’s up with ODOT? Tuesday when I came home from Beavercreek, US 35 was clear as a bell but US 68 looked like it hadn’t been touched. It...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Where is the outrage over this salary?

A Dec. 8, 2015 front-page News Journal article outlined the displeasure a member of the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission had with the amoun...

January 12th, 2016 |  


We must not give in to fear

We must not give in to fear

In 1949, Russia successfully tested its first nuclear bomb. The Cold War started and we began to live in fear of nuclear attack.Anyone who lived throu...

January 11th, 2016 |  



Let’s appreciate past sacrifices

I grew up on a three-legged stool — a solid foundation of church, family, and school. Each leg was part of a patriotic nationalism that espoused...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Big screen brings economic impact

Big screen brings economic impact

Ohio has become a major player in the movie industry in recent years, being the home of high-profile films such as “Captain America,” R...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Facing a familiar foe, spiritually

There has been a lot of talk about the Bengals’ playoff matchup this week with the Steelers. Fans are eager to see if they can have success in t...

January 7th, 2016 |  


We pride ourselves as country of immigrants

Arriving in Toronto on Dec. 13 (something I’ve done for well over 50 years since my wife is from there) the first thing on the news was the arri...

January 7th, 2016 |  


No child should ever be without a home

No child should ever be without a home

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. This report provides a...

January 6th, 2016 |  


New year, new meme: Be your awesome

New year, new meme: Be your awesome

The beginning of a new year is something of a big deal around our house. Not only do we enjoy the new year holiday and college football all over the t...

January 5th, 2016 |  


Evolution of personal resolutions

Evolution of personal resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are good. They are often very frustrating, but good.It’s amazing to me how resolutions change over the years. IR...

January 4th, 2016 |