Accents affect children’s friendships

Dear Grandparenting: I was surprised to hear my grandchildren make fun of a dear friend of mine who came for dinner. Henry is from South Carolina. He ...

October 14th, 2018 |  


The continued effort to increase the aggregation pool

The continued effort to increase the aggregation pool

It has been some time since I have written about aggregation, and I thought it might be a good idea to provide an update. Communities across Ohio have...

October 14th, 2018 |  


Bocce league names champion

Bocce league names champion

On Wednesday it was spitting rain and windy all afternoon, but only a few minutes after 6 p.m., it stopped. It was time to decide who the 2018 Sidney ...

October 14th, 2018 |  



The importance of county government

The importance of county government

Ohio’s counties serve as the primary agent of the state. Shelby County and all other Ohio counties are responsible for conducting elections, sec...

October 12th, 2018 |  


Getting involved in local government I

Getting involved in local government I

Over the course of the past year, I have written a number of articles describing the responsibilities and duties of the more than twenty different boa...

October 12th, 2018 |  


‘There’s a cow in the garden!’

‘There’s a cow in the garden!’

We were on our knees having our morning prayer together when I heard the “tingle, tingle” of a bell.“What could it be?” I wond...

October 11th, 2018 |  


Learning the lexicon of Alexa

Learning the lexicon of Alexa

Do you remember when people used to talk? To each other? Face to face? Phones don’t count because a phone in the hand is so ubiquitous as to be ...

October 9th, 2018 |  


Reform welfare to promote self-sufficiency

Reform welfare to promote self-sufficiency

In 1996, President Bill Clinton, working in a bipartisan fashion with Republicans in Congress adopted the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity...

October 8th, 2018 |  


Business advice for students

Business advice for students

In addition to teaching communication classes at my local community college, I also teach union telecommunication employees from around the country us...

October 7th, 2018 |  


Newspaper people make a difference in Washington — and Ohio

Newspaper people make a difference in Washington — and Ohio

I like the idea that National Newspaper Week and Great Books Week both happen on Oct. 7-13. Journalism has been famously — and accurately —...

October 7th, 2018 |