Korean War ended … or did it?

Korean War ended … or did it?

In 1953, when Roy Baker of Troy was an education major at Union College in Kentucky, he wasn’t as concerned about avoiding the draft as he might...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Gamely viewing the Olympics

Gamely viewing the Olympics

You know the theme song for the Olympics that begins with all the percussion instruments? Some wag on the radio made a good case for the opening words...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Where has the money for schools gone?

Where has the money for schools gone?

As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children’s success...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Oh, the history of the school dress code

Oh, the history of the school dress code

Much like parents around the county, I shipped my kid off to school this week.Unlike many other parents around the county, I didn’t post the cla...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Aquatic park swimming with memories

Aquatic park swimming with memories

It is pretty easy to take for granted some of the wonderful amenities that exist in the communities in which we live. Perhaps what is even worse is to...

August 26th, 2016 |  


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 |