Recently, I've spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt...
“In those days, at that time” declares the Lord, “search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.” (Jeremiah...
The shameful and blatantly inaccurate message of the so-called editorial cartoon that ran recently is unworthy of being published by a credible newspaper. President George W. Bush and his administration won the Iraq War!
I read a newspaper story recently about a professional hockey player who was suspended for two games for an illegal body check on an opposing player.
I have over three hundred letters written so far, and I thought of something. I can't get all of them in the paper, but I can write the title of most of them to let you know what I write about in each letter.
Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking – countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it is spreading faster than it can be...
Rather than urge guests to leave bigger tips and thank you notes, Marriott should pay its housekeepers a living wage.
Congress is still dragging its feet on fixes more than a year after Edward Snowden's alarming revelations first came to light.
Turning the tide on diabetes will require the next generation to establish healthy habits early on.
It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just...
Composting toilets would save water and, uh, resources.
Psalm 144:1 - “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
We're coming up on another election to, as many see it, take our nation back. Pundits suggest that Republicans may be looking at taking a slim lead in the United States Senate, thus giving “us” control of Congress once again. Despite...
A growing number of companies are pretending to move abroad and shortchanging us all.
Unless you never intend to buy a car or rent an apartment, you are likely going to need good credit. But, in addition to your credit history, what you post on social media and the company you keep there could actually cause a lender to say,...
A close friend who is much younger than I am asked me a delightful question the other day.
It's not too late to for Congress to curb the Pentagon's plans for the absurdly expensive F-35 combat jet.
The latest conservative fad is beating up President Barack Obama for being too squeamish about exerting military force. The Republicans he defeated in 2008 and 2012 are prime examples.
Wall Street's fake farmers are harvesting sweet profits.
With more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change.
It seems to me that whenever a new crisis emerges a whole slew of ways to remedy the situation kinda bubble up from a variety of sources — each with “the” solution to the problem. One such current crisis is “sexual...
We're igniting some Wall Street heat.People around the world are pressing their leaders to act on climate change and fueling change on their own.
This Friday in Belmont County, I joined with Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to host an Energy Jobs and Career Fair. Over thirty companies participated, and people from all over Eastern Ohio had an opportunity to connect with...
Here we are in election season again, when liberals and conservatives alike spend millions of dollars trying to convince voters to either keep them in office or replace the incumbent. As always, when they're not kissing your baby, they're...
In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Ohio...
I adore T-shirts.The most meaningful ones are the cleverest ones that are hanging in my bedroom closet.Let's face it. Many t-shirts are just … well … T-shirts.
As the Treasurer of Ohio, a former city councilman, and the son of a terrific woman who worked in education for over 20 years, I understand the essential role that local governments and schools play in the lives of Ohioans. We rely on local...
Addressing inequality head-on will put our nation's wealth back where it belongs — with all of us.When the Census released the latest data on inequality, most mainstream media outlets shrugged it off.
The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
The Republican party's refusal to invest in America's collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.
Uncle Sam is wrecking a great deal of South Korea's top tourist destination.
A thank you to the communityEditor:
It's a No Bill from the grand jury in the case of the Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart shooting of suspect John Crawford III. That should be it. It was a sad day for the families of Crawford, Angela Williams and the officers involved. I watched the...
It seems to me that this time of year — late September and early October — is ideal for taking a bit of time out to appreciate what a wonderful, beautiful country we are blessed with. Sure, other times of the year are really nice —...
The following statements were drawn from comments made on our social media accounts and website. All were related to the police shooting of John Crawford III in the Beavercreek Wal-Mart Aug. 5.
We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don't actually need.
Virtually every community festival I've been involved with around Ohio this season has reported steadily decreasing attendance. Some of them have run for more than a half-century, others only a few years, but regardless of their endurance, the...
The verse of the day is Proverbs 4:14-15. “Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.”
Greene Countywww.co.greene.oh.usCommissioners35 Greene St., Xenia, Ohio 45385937-562- 5006Alan Andersonaanderson@co.greene.oh.us
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The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we've made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does.
America has become a nation of gimmicks.I'm talking about such things as 2 for 1 sales and frozen heat 'n serve lunches, breakfasts and dinners.
The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions of our Federal government that should be corrected continues.
It's up to Congress to protect our national treasures.
It doesn't have to be this way.
He's got a nifty plan to alleviate Native American poverty by opening up their tribal lands to oil drilling.Let's take a cruise down the narrow byways and twisting turns that form Senator Ted Cruz's mind.
Naomi Klein wants everyone to join forces and just pull the plug on oil, gas, and coal.Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy.
Female voters could tip the balance for Democrats in several high-profile Senate races that Republicans are counting on for majority control.
A reality TV show's gaudy displays of wealth beg the question: How much is too much?It doesn't take long for viewers of #RichKids of Beverly Hills to realize the show is deliberately trying to make you feel poor.