Local leaders need to do better than national ones

I was recently at lunch with a friend. We had remarked about the raging wildfires in Australia, the growing tensions with Iran, the potential...

A tribute to a very special woman

All of us have come in contact with certain individuals, and, if we are lucky, many individuals, who have enriched our lives simply by...

Jim McGuire: Winter drives

Recently, my wife and I drove to a favorite small-town eatery for supper. The restaurant is located near the Indiana border, an hour or...

In Recovery, Part One

How were the holidays at your home the past week plus? Were they filled with happiness, good will, and peace?Or was your family one...

Can Ohio’s electricity market be competitive again?

Americans keep hearing bold claims about wind and solar power. Advocates say wind and solar are growing more affordable, and are cheaper than natural...

Paper straws and treadmills are my future

As I was reflecting on the past year (2019), I discovered an article from December 2018, that I had saved in my computer. It...

Defusing anxiety, negativity in 2020

By Frank KilpatrickWe all want to feel happy and productive. But here’s the Catch 22: the things we do to try to feel that...

It always comes down to politics

During a time when national scandals have become commonplace, the way we react to them is often intriguing, entertaining, and predictable. The recent college...

Reunion brings a step back in time

My high school class will celebrate its 45th reunion this year.Yep, the good old class of ’74 (that’s 1974, not 1874). “We’re so great...

I will never say never (again)

You would have though, after 45 years of consistently being proven wrong on a nearly daily basis, I would have learned to “never say...