What do we mean by ‘representative government’?

What do we mean by ‘representative government’?

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discus...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


It takes a team to ensure student success

It takes a team to ensure student success

Parent involvement is a hot topic in all school districts across the state. Studies have shown when parents are involved in their child’s educat...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


The dog days of summer recess

The dog days of summer recess

If you want a friend in Washington, it is said, “get a dog.” Truman was onto something, as my wife and I recently acquired a dog. And when...

September 16th, 2015 |  



Court rules on mobile-home park

Court rules on mobile-home park

In 1987, the village of Lodi, near Cleveland, passed a zoning ordinance that impacted the use of property in mobile-home parks. Two companies – ...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Writer thinks local editorial ‘naïve’

To the editor:I have to agree with Denny York regarding the recent SDN editorial expressing “sadness” and “embarrassment” that...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Autumn: a little celebration inside

Autumn: a little celebration inside

It takes us over slowly, this thing called autumn. It slides in quietly and lovingly. One day we notice we aren’t sweating as much as we did a w...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Ohioans shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their jobs

Ohioans shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their jobs

Last week we celebrated Labor Day, and we welcomed an important step forward for American workers, with the President’s announcement that federa...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Our foreign policy of inaction has come at a very high price

Our foreign policy of inaction has come at a very high price

There’s no way of knowing for certain to what degree U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has led to the current refugee crisis in Europe.Had ...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Who puts the fan in fantasy football?

Who puts the fan in fantasy football?

As a football fan, let me give a synopsis of the game.Football is game played roughly (no pun intended) five or six months of the year. The season beg...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Why one senator endorses the Iran deal

Why one senator endorses the Iran deal

The Iran deal is a done deal. President Barack Obama has enough Senate votes to ensure that it ultimately goes through.Sure, the deal has flaws and co...

September 11th, 2015 |