High school football a part of who I am

High school football a part of who I am

I haven’t always been like this.I mean, some parts of me — the foul mouth, the questionable hygiene and the low moral standards — ha...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Hope across Ohio

Hope across Ohio

For the last three years I have worked on legislation to transform the federal government’s response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Personal athletic heroes make the short list

Personal athletic heroes make the short list

By the time you read this, the 2016 Olympics will be over.Yawn.When I was young, I thought the Olympics were a big thing. Maybe it was because it was ...

August 21st, 2016 |  


A closer look at medical marijuana issue

A closer look at medical marijuana issue

Last year, voters in Ohio defeated Issue 3 at the ballot box by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. The measure turned down an effort to legalize medical and recr...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Lessons abound at this year’s county fair

Lessons abound at this year’s county fair

The 169th annual Miami County Fair wrapped up on Thursday and all I can say is that I feel like I got hit by a big, muddy, Mack truck.I have blisters....

August 19th, 2016 |  


Military memories from the 1950’s

Military memories from the 1950’s

One day in 1955, Jim Roth of Sidney, was talking to friend Norm Davidson, when Norm said, “Let’s go join up.” They were referring to...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Why laughter is good for you

Why laughter is good for you

Did you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right? I’m not talking about huge problems here, just a string of trivial irritatio...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Area briefs

Adopt a duck to dropPIQUA — The Second Annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop is Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. and the great news is that you still...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Some simple advice for kids heading back to school

Some simple advice for kids heading back to school

And with that, summer disappeared just as quickly as it had arrived, leaving behind wistful memories of afternoons spent lounging at the swimming pool...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Bear in mind these scary things

Bear in mind these scary things

Before you fill up your knapsack and head for the great outdoors, let me give you a little hint to take with you. You can store it right next to your ...

August 14th, 2016 |