Happy Birthday Dorcas

Happy Birthday Dorcas

Editor’s Note: Gloria writes this week about her mom turning 50. I’ll chime in here and say that Dorcas Raber is just a wonderful person. ...

September 18th, 2015 |  


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 |  


Letter: Government must take care of wounded warriors first

Dear Editor,Citizens:Our government has recently spent $41.8 million of our taxpayer dollars training 54 Syrian fighters. That is about $774,000 per p...

September 16th, 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 |  


What do we mean by ‘representative government’?

What do we mean by ‘representative government’?

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discus...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Why Kim Davis matters

Kim Davis is no Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks. But her decision to essentially countermand the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling crysta...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Farm Bureau: Vote yes to State Issues 1, 2; No on 3

Farm Bureau: Vote yes to State Issues 1, 2; No on 3

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is encouraging Ohioans to vote Yes on State Issue 1, Yes on State Issue 2 and No on State Issue 3.The stateR...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 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 |