A message to Ohio’s 2020 graduates

A message to Ohio’s 2020 graduates

At this time of year, thousands of Ohio students would normally be walking across stages in auditoriums, gyms and arenas to proudly accept their high ...

May 26th, 2020 |  


An update on DOJ story

An update on DOJ story

It seems to me that one of the complications that may arise from writing a weekly opinion column is that some days may elapse between the time a colum...

May 19th, 2020 |  


Health system strained; addiction crisis remains

Health system strained; addiction crisis remains

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Schools are closed...

May 17th, 2020 |  



The history of wooden bridges

The history of wooden bridges

I have been suggesting some historic places in Greene County to visit while the COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.Greene County is blessed to have...

May 15th, 2020 |  


What’s race got to do with it?

What’s race got to do with it?

Not surprisingly, considering the events unfolding in Georgia recently, I have been engaged in discussions on race, racism, privilege, etc., for much ...

May 14th, 2020 |  


Christine Flowers: Hiding behind reasons not to wear a mask

Christine Flowers: Hiding behind reasons not to wear a mask

I have been trying to do my civic duty. I stay more than 6 feet away from most people. I live alone, so my trips to the store are surgical strikes. I ...

May 14th, 2020 |  


Small changes can bring big improvements for Ohio elections

Small changes can bring big improvements for Ohio elections

Ohio completed its primary election on April 28 in a way that no one ever envisioned, but in a way that was necessitated by the global pandemic. While...

May 13th, 2020 |  


Look at, but don’t touch the bloodroot

Look at, but don’t touch the bloodroot

With stay-at-home orders and no school, flooding of the Little Miami River, and spring, it is hard to make sense of what is happening in our world. We...

May 9th, 2020 |  


Pondering life after an epidemic

Pondering life after an epidemic

Like most people I am wondering not only when the epidemic will be controlled and eventually gone, but what lasting impact this disease will have on t...

May 7th, 2020 |  


Take a visit to John Bryan

Take a visit to John Bryan

Ohio is fortunate to have a number of wonderful state parks, each with its own particular themes of interest.One of the nicest of those state parks in...

May 4th, 2020 |