Candidates bring unique ideas to the ‘party’

Things are getting a little edgy around here as the election gets closer.

The 75th anniversary of the surrender of Japan

To gain Japan’s surrender and end World War II, the threat was “prompt and utter destruction,” and Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced surrender on Aug. 15, 1945. A prelude to what was meant by “utter destruction” had occurred on Aug. 6, 1945, when a B-29, the Enola Gay dropped a nuclear bomb, “Little Boy,” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This event was followed on Aug. 9, 1945, when another B-29, Bockscar, dropped “Fat Boy” on Nagasaki, Japan.

Jim McGuire: August … already!

When I recently flipped the page on the kitchen’s wall calendar, the realization we’d reached summer’s final full month caught me off guard.

Investment will make region’s focal point

By Brett Roubinek

A Vietnam veteran remembers

Growing up in the Toledo area with one older sister and three younger brothers, Nicholas Essinger of Troy, Ohio, says, “We grew up during World War II and the Korean War , so my brothers and I knew that we were expected to serve our country. It was ingrained in us.”

Keep energy affordable during COVID-19 recovery

By Matthew Kandrach

Supporting Ohio children through a pandemic

Right now, families and young people are dealing with unprecedented financial stress, social isolation, and abrupt changes to daily life. Child welfare agencies are worried about devastating cuts to their already limited funding, as Ohio and states all over the country face severe budget shortfalls, and Leader McConnell and President Trump refuse to help.

Supporting American PPE production

COVID-19 infection rates are once again rising in Ohio and around the country, yet too many of our frontline workers — including health care providers – still do not have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need, and we still do not have enough tests.

Alert! Texting ‘R’ Us

The world is divided into two types of individuals: those who text and the other dozen people on the face of the globe.

Reflecting on times gone by with loss of The Boss

It was December of 1976. I had been working as a gardener and in those pre-global warming days, there was no gardening to do in Ohio in December. I needed a job and my only marketable skill was I could write a little bit.