Replace the Pledge with something better

Replace the Pledge with something better

If our national civic religion is Patriotism, then our scriptures are the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Our saints are Washington,...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Protecting the pensions Ohio retirees earned

Protecting the pensions Ohio retirees earned

Right now, the pension plans of thousands of Ohioans are at risk of massive cuts if Congress doesn’t act soon.It’s bad enough that Wall St...

November 15th, 2017 |  


False justifications

False justifications

False justifications are erroneous beliefs that are used to support specific behavior. When your actions are based on an incorrect understanding, you ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Coping with the big ‘C’

Coping with the big ‘C’

According to the statistics, more than 14 million people are living with cancer today in the United States. Something like 39 percent of all men and w...

November 14th, 2017 |  


The illusion of armed salvation

The illusion of armed salvation

This time, the “the fire and the fury” of American mass murder erupted in church. Twenty-six people were killed, including children, one o...

November 10th, 2017 |  


A haven in the opioid crisis

A haven in the opioid crisis

Our nation is experiencing an opioid crisis. Currently more than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to either opioid pain relievers or heroin. Accordi...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Some candy can send some people to the hospital

Some candy can send some people to the hospital

Can eating too much black licorice really cause heart problems?In some cases, for some people, yes.Halloween may be over, but some of the candy gather...

November 10th, 2017 |  


All kinds of things make holiday meals unforgettable

All kinds of things make holiday meals unforgettable

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays usually sneak in through the back door. This year it’s worse than ever. The best of intentions — &...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Savoring salt rising bread

Savoring salt rising bread

Editor’s Note: While regular columnist Gloria Yoder is taking a week off to settle in with her two new foster children, I reached out to Susan S...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Selling Ohio products abroad and creating jobs

Selling Ohio products abroad and creating jobs

Every additional day that Congress waits to appoint board members to the Export-Import Bank could mean lost contracts for Ohio businesses and lost job...

November 9th, 2017 |