Campaign designed to welcome Pope Francis

Campaign designed to welcome Pope Francis

People of all faiths, and Catholics especially, look forward with great joy to Pope Francis’s visit to the United States from Sept. 22 through S...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Teachers, parents fighting back

Teachers, parents fighting back

No, America’s schools have not failed. And, no, we don’t need Washington to “fix” them.Schools have always endured controversy...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Who is going to be the next president?

Who is going to be the next president?

I watched the Presidential debate on Wednesday. All three hours of it. I was glued to the TV.If you had been a fly on the wall, you would have seen me...

September 17th, 2015 |  



Reaching deep inside so I can connect

Reaching deep inside so I can connect

I try to share things that I have experienced, good or bad, so that someone might benefit from reading it. I didn’t live 70-plus years to keep i...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Mariann Main: A contrast in small Ohio towns

Mariann Main: A contrast in small Ohio towns

The Buckeye State is a study of contrasts. This gamut includes large-city cosmopolitan chic versus pristine Ohio farmlands. Beautiful summers are the ...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Choosing between health and your job

Choosing between health and your job

Last week we celebrated Labor Day, and we welcomed an important step forward for American workers, with the President’s announcement that federa...

September 14th, 2015 updated: September 14th, 2015. |  


Highlighting suicide prevention efforts

Highlighting suicide prevention efforts

Of all the issues that come before the state legislature, some take on extra significance when weighed against the consequences of not acting. Since I...

September 11th, 2015 updated: September 11th, 2015. |  


Tailgates are back

Tailgates are back

I’ve lived in central Ohio for more than 40 years. When I first came it took a while to realize the impact that is made by sports played by team...

September 11th, 2015 |  


It’s hard being a fool when there’s so much competition

It’s hard being a fool when there’s so much competition

Ever since I was a young lad, I have had a competitive spirit. Being married has accelerated that competitive spirit, sometimes to my personal detrime...

September 10th, 2015 |  


What’s up with America?

What’s up with America?

I never thought I would live long enough to see what happened last week. An American. A Christian. A woman. A mother. Thrown into jail because of her ...

September 10th, 2015 |