Simpler days of marijuana up in smoke

Simpler days of marijuana up in smoke

Life was much simpler back in the early ’70s, when I was a student at Troy High School. Back then if you wanted some marijuana you’d call ...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Editorial roundup

USA TODAY on the federal government’s response to the opioid epidemic:With people across the country dying at the rate of 53 a day from overdose...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Editorial roundup

Akron Beacon Journal, Jan. 15The Children’s Health Insurance Program should have gained congressional reauthorization months ago. The renewal sh...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Searching for the American dream

Searching for the American dream

I never got the opportunity to meet my paternal grandfather, who passed away before my parents even met.I’m guessing working 15-hours days, 365 ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Taking care of our children

Taking care of our children

As I’m sure many people my age would say, becoming a grandparent has been a life-changing and joyous experience for Cinda and me. We’ve be...

January 17th, 2018 |  


A message to Ohioans: R-E-L-A-X

A message to Ohioans: R-E-L-A-X

What do a dying woman, an NFL quarterback, and most Ohioans have in common? An important message about the need to relax.It was my great-aunt who firs...

January 17th, 2018 |  


A message to Ohioans: R-E-L-A-X

A message to Ohioans: R-E-L-A-X

What do a dying woman, an NFL quarterback, and most Ohioans have in common? An important message about the need to relax.It was my great-aunt who firs...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


Honoring yesterday’s heroes today

Honoring yesterday’s heroes today

Travel with me back to the 1960s. The Vietnam War is on. Did it start when the first U.S. combatant died on Dec. 22, 1961? Was it Marine boots on the ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Weeding out the phony phone

Weeding out the phony phone

Tomorrow is the big day. No, I’m not getting married or divorced or having a baby. That I know of. Nope, tomorrow I am getting a new phone.My ne...

January 14th, 2018 |  


There’s no comedy in racism

There’s no comedy in racism

It’s a wonder how, given the world’s current state, I can still be surprised with just how horrible and stupid human beings can be in 2018...

January 12th, 2018 |