100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Dec. 10, 1915Madison County Democrat — At the regular meeting of the Coral Rebekah Lodge No. 222, the following officers were elected: Noble gra...

December 9th, 2015 |  


Counting blessings and giving thanks

Counting blessings and giving thanks

From a distance, you could tell he was struggling.Each step along the sidewalk took an effort. He was headed westbound toward Wendy’s restaurant...

December 7th, 2015 |  


A home, two Ohio families, and Pearl Harbor

A home, two Ohio families, and Pearl Harbor

I miss a man I never met. Howard Keniston. He had two sons. He lost two sons. On the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 — a day that shall indeed ̶...

December 4th, 2015 |  



The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,With the kids jingle belling, and everyone telling you ‘Be of good cheer’It’s ...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Important factors to consider when shopping for health insurance

Important factors to consider when shopping for health insurance

December not only marks the countdown to holiday celebrations — it is also the time of year when many Ohioans are shopping for health insurance ...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Can we please stop?

Can we please stop?

Surely some uber-conservative political candidates will call me out on “politicizing tragedy” but I don’t care. I don’t want t...

December 3rd, 2015 updated: December 3rd, 2015. |  


History is a living, breathing record of who we are

History is a living, breathing record of who we are

This book, “Where Do We Go From Here” is the last book by Martin Luther King Jr. In it one can read his thoughts, experiences and his frus...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


Congressmen need to spend more time on Capitol Hill

Congressmen need to spend more time on Capitol Hill

When Paul Ryan became House Speaker a few weeks ago, he made it clear that he has no intention of spending too much time in Washington. His wife and c...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


Talk to children about safety

Talk to children about safety

About 1.3 million children have been reported missing this year in the United States, more than 18,000 of them in Ohio. Today, there are more than 600...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Portman: Let’s reject the old ‘War on Drugs,’ focus on what we know works

Portman: Let’s reject the old ‘War on Drugs,’ focus on what we know works

Last month, I joined tens of thousands of Americans and hundreds of Ohioans on the National Mall for the first-ever UNITE to Face Addiction rally.The ...

November 30th, 2015 |