Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

It seems to me that some of those old-time adages that have been around for many, many years still apply today. One of these has appeared in a number ...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


The music sounds different

The music sounds different

Recently, I put a radio station (www.HerbDayRadio.com) on the air playing ‘50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music. Not a...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


The importance of play in a child’s life

The importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 9th, 2019 |  



What’s wrong with Congress? Lack of order

What’s wrong with Congress? Lack of order

The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of...

July 7th, 2019 |  


Letters from home

Letters from home

During the past few weeks, the media has been focusing on some of the events of World War II and those who were a part of the military at that timeIf ...

July 1st, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites: A visit with David McCullough

Fran’s Favorites: A visit with David McCullough

What a thrill it was last week to have author David McCullough and his wonderful wife Rosalee to the Governor’s Residence for breakfast.Mr. McCu...

June 28th, 2019 |  


Greeneview decision is over, time to move on

Greeneview decision is over, time to move on

Social media lit up Tuesday when news broke that Greeneview Middle School had its permanent principal and it wasn’t popular interim Denny Morris...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Recyclable excuses for expanding government

Recyclable excuses for expanding government

WASHINGTON — Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) said, “War is the health of the state.” James Madison said, “War is in fact the true ...

June 13th, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Neighbors helping neighbors

Fran’s Favorites: Neighbors helping neighbors

On Tuesday morning Mike and I boarded a helicopter to fly over some of the tornado ravaged areas of Ohio to assess the damage.We landed first in Celin...

June 4th, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites

Fran’s Favorites

This week has been a very busy week at the Governor’s Residence, but I have carved out a little extra time to sew!I don’t do much sewing n...

May 10th, 2019 |