Totin’ that ol’ ball (hitch) and chain

Totin’ that ol’ ball (hitch) and chain

Are you a simple common citizen who would like to be famous? Win a large cash award? Be an international celebrity and an idol to millions? Me, too. Y...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Kardashians as role models

Dear Grandparenting: How come we never hear a peep from you about those wild and crazy Kardashian girls always parading around half-dressed? You can l...

August 12th, 2018 |  


Do you fear or endear snakes?

Do you fear or endear snakes?

Growing up in the backwoods of Kentucky Appalachia, my grandma learned to identify poisonous snakes: copperheads, water moccasins (also known as cotto...

August 12th, 2018 |  



Educational policy bound by politicians’ whims

Educational policy bound by politicians’ whims

One of the (many) things that bothers me about politicians establishing the rules under which public education must operate is the random manner in wh...

August 10th, 2018 |  


Grandma’s funeral a poignant time

I stood beside the coffin, tears streaming down my face. Not because I was upset or worried about Grandma, but because I loved her, and she loved me. ...

August 9th, 2018 |  


All Trumped out

All Trumped out

WASHINGTON — Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of oil and water.There’s the ...

August 9th, 2018 |  


Pay gap affects more than gender

Pay gap affects more than gender

The gender wage gap continues to harm women, their families, and the economy, despite women being in the workforce for decades. But not all women are ...

August 9th, 2018 |  


Opioids’ impact on Ohio’s workforce

Opioids’ impact on Ohio’s workforce

Our economy is growing and businesses are expanding and looking for workers.Go on Ohiomeansjobs.com today and you will see more than 140,000 jobs adve...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Preventing cancer in firefighters

Preventing cancer in firefighters

In emergencies, while the rest of us run from danger, firefighters run toward it. And when they rush into the flames they’re not just putting th...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Safety seemingly supercedes strength

Safety seemingly supercedes strength

There was an interesting Opinion page piece in a recent edition of The New York Times. The piece’s author, Mrs. Kimberly Brooks, recounts a harr...

August 7th, 2018 |