Congratulations, graduates … here’s some unsolicited advice

Congratulations, graduates … here’s some unsolicited advice

Congratulations, graduating class of 2019:I never got a chance to give a speech at my own high school graduation, but I was close. Had 138 other membe...

May 25th, 2019 |  


Anyone who reads my articles knows I am hyper-critical of the Ohio legislature’s insistence on meddling in the world of education despite their ...

May 25th, 2019 |  


Community garage sales on horizon

Community garage sales on horizon

Tonight in Covington, Tuesday, May 21, the fifth and final workshop from the series, “U.S. Military History in a Box” will be presented at...

May 21st, 2019 |  



Hydrant paint fires up community

Hydrant paint fires up community

Last week, the city decided to paint a small number of fire hydrants orange and blue. You would have thought that the fountain on the Public Square wa...

May 20th, 2019 |  


Stay one step ahead

Stay one step ahead

As a seller, you’d prefer a clean, unconditional offer at full price, right? One way to encourage such confidence from buyers is to have an insp...

May 18th, 2019 |  


One final lap around the track for my son

One final lap around the track for my son

Circling the playground outside Heywood Elementary School is a blacktop track. Ten laps around the track is 1 mile.The past six years, I’ve fait...

May 18th, 2019 |  


Young people to be proud of

Young people to be proud of

I was recently invited to speak at the Piqua High School National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony where twenty new students were inducted into ...

May 16th, 2019 |  


Jerry Zezima: My four decades of lip shtick

Jerry Zezima: My four decades of lip shtick

As a man who has sported a mustache for the past 40 years, following in the grand tradition of such hirsute heroes as Mark Twain, Groucho Marx and my ...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Confessions of a sugar junkie

Confessions of a sugar junkie

After all these years, I’m going to have to come clean. They say it’s best to confess your problems so here it is: I am addicted. It is tr...

May 12th, 2019 |  


We can’t go wrong celebrating Mother’s Day

We can’t go wrong celebrating Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my dear wife who is a great mom and to every mother everywhere.My brothers and sisters were all gone from home by the time...

May 11th, 2019 |