A civil, inquiring tongue

A civil, inquiring tongue

Politics and religion affect lives and avoiding talk about them seems a walled-in approach, whatever the advice of etiquette. Of course it’s tru...

May 10th, 2018 |  


Mothers deserve all the accolades

Mothers deserve all the accolades

Some years ago, I walked into a Christian bookstore in the community where the church I was serving as pastor was located. When I walked through the d...

May 10th, 2018 |  


Want to attract women? Try not hating us

The recent attack in Toronto by a man who identifies as an “incel” has called attention to the disturbing and flourishing online incel com...

May 9th, 2018 |  



Advice for graduates: Learn a trade

In the classic 1960s movie “The Graduate”, a family friend offers Dustin Hoffman, the recent graduate, one word of advice: “Plastics...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Rest in Peace Chief White

Rest in Peace Chief White

Thomas “Tommy” White of Blanchester was first and foremost a policeman.Tommy began his career in law enforcement with the City of Wilmingt...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Where did those 50 years go?

Where did those 50 years go?

It has been said that life is like a roll of toilet paper — the closer you get to the end, the faster it spins.OK, that may be an unpleasant ana...

May 7th, 2018 |  


Midterm elections taking shape

After months of speculation and shifting expectations, the midterm elections will start to really take shape in the coming two months. A dozen states ...

May 4th, 2018 |  


What ‘Toys R Us’ teaches about taxes

By the time you read this, your favorite hangout as a kid may have gone kaput. Toys “R” Us, the iconic global retailer, recently announced...

May 4th, 2018 |  


When a relationship comes to an end

When a relationship comes to an end

When my wife said she wanted to talk to me about a very serious matter, I could tell it was a conversation that probably wasn’t going to end wel...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Finally, a documentary on Elvis worthy of its subject

“Elvis Presley: The Searcher,” showing now on HBO, is a new two-part, three-hour documentary directed by Thom Zimny that stands apart beca...

May 2nd, 2018 |