Population growth a global issue

When I was a graduate student in Denver, Colorado I sported a small pin that said, “Stop at Two.” The reference was to the number of child...

May 31st, 2016 |  


Born with a banjo on his knee

Born with a banjo on his knee

As I was walking to Sugar Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day, I passed a residence and heard George M. Cohan’s patriotic You’re a Grand Old Fl...

May 31st, 2016 |  


In praise of the farmers

In praise of the farmers

Last week, I confessed to being a town boy. Through and through, in every possible way, I do enjoy life in town.Having worked at the hospital for near...

May 30th, 2016 |  



Honoring those who served

Honoring those who served

In the 240 years since our nation’s founding, more than one million men and women have given their lives to defending us. Memorial Day is the da...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Paying tribute to an American hero

Paying tribute to an American hero

This week, the Ohio House passed a measure that would rename Port Columbus International Airport as the “John Glenn Columbus International Airpo...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Finally, weather cooperates with farmers

Finally, weather cooperates with farmers

Can you believe it? It was like winning the Triple Crown in a way this week. Sorry horse fans, you weren’t so lucky. We got heat, sunshine and d...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Frankenstein Meets The Donald

Frankenstein Meets The Donald

Dr. Frankenstein was adding a chapter to his latest scientific journal, “Think Brain Transplants Are Impossible? Let Me Change Your Mind,”...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Stopping spread of Zika virus

Stopping spread of Zika virus

You have probably heard that the Zika virus is spread by mosquitos. Public health officials say it is spreading rapidly, and the World Health Organiza...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Extra work should extra pay

Extra work should extra pay

Right now, American workers know they’re working more than ever before and for less pay. Since the 1970s, middle class wages have stagnated, whi...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Abe and his tape measure

Abe and his tape measure

A couple of times a year, normally before the start of school and again a week or so after Thanksgiving, my mother would take me to downtown Dayton, O...

May 24th, 2016 |