So long, 2018; hello, 2019

So long, 2018; hello, 2019

Another year has departed — 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days have ticked away. The residue of events, happenings, and goings-on of 2018 dwell i...

January 8th, 2019 |  


Ohio House elects a real statesman for speaker

Ohio House elects a real statesman for speaker

Yesterday, I was proud to represent my district. I left the house at 7 a.m. to arrive for what I expected would be a historic day in Ohio history, and...

January 8th, 2019 |  


New year, new local government

New year, new local government

Even though we are under the cold and gray skies of January, this time of year does lend itself to some degree of hope. By the time you have read this...

January 8th, 2019 |  



Broken your resolutions already?

Broken your resolutions already?

We look forward to the new year when we’ll lose those pounds we’ve gained since Thanksgiving. Or we’ll quit smoking cold turkey or b...

January 6th, 2019 |  


Resolutions a family affair

Resolutions a family affair

Dear Grandparenting: We’re all getting into the New Year resolution business big time. Our two grandchildren have decided to make some changes, ...

January 6th, 2019 |  


The last of the geese

The last of the geese

The last of the geese went by the other day. The late ones. The big dark geese. Headed south noisily.I used to envy them, somehow. They go down there ...

January 6th, 2019 |  


The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department encourages preparedness

The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department encourages preparedness

The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department would like to encourage all Shelby County residents to become better prepared in the event of an emergency....

January 6th, 2019 |  


Tips for finding good pet sitter

Tips for finding good pet sitter

Pet sitters can do much more than just feed your pet and provide water. A great pet sitter will spend quality time with your pet and give it the requi...

January 4th, 2019 |  


Editorial Roundup

The Akron Beacon Journal, Dec. 28The United Nations describes the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Just a handful of...

January 4th, 2019 |  


A great society needs great behavioral health

A great society needs great behavioral health

Over 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy presented a Special Message to Congress identifying mental illness as one of America’s “most ...

January 4th, 2019 |