Fran’s Favorites: First Lady’s Luncheon & Grandma Hawkins’ Corn Pudding

Fran’s Favorites: First Lady’s Luncheon & Grandma Hawkins’ Corn Pudding

I still love to return to Washington each year for the First Lady’s Luncheon.The luncheon is put on annually by the Congressional Club, made up ...

May 17th, 2019 |  


Bicentennial concert series to feature Air Force Band of Flight

Bicentennial concert series to feature Air Force Band of Flight

SIDNEY — The United States Air Force Band of Flight Rock Band will present a patriotic concert in Sidney on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Shelby Count...

May 17th, 2019 updated: May 17th, 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 16th, 2019 |  



Editorial roundup

The Marietta Times, May 8Preparing by June 14 a plan to redraw Ohio congressional district boundary lines would invite all sorts of mistakes, not to m...

May 16th, 2019 |  


School can’t replace a parent’s role with children

School can’t replace a parent’s role with children

Since I write primarily about education, readers often send me links to stories highlighting what research tells us about how kids learn. I was recent...

May 15th, 2019 |  


When a best friend dies

When a best friend dies

Have you ever had a friend whom you could tell the most intimate secrets of your life? I’m not speaking of these couples who say that their spou...

May 15th, 2019 |  


Go grey, get nutty, save a retired racer

Go grey, get nutty, save a retired racer

Adopting a greyhound is a good thing. It gives a magnificent dog a good life beyond its racing days, saving it from the possibility of being put down....

May 14th, 2019 |  


Socialism is the wrong direction for America

Socialism is the wrong direction for America

The arrival of self-proclaimed Democrat Socialists in Congress has forced elected Democrats to embrace a new identity — an identity that abandon...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Too cool

Too cool

Dear Grandparenting: This concerns two grandchildren, except I’m talking about the same person. It happens to be my grandson Zeke.The boy had th...

May 13th, 2019 |  


What if your drink Is drugged?

What if your drink Is drugged?

Parties (especially where alcohol and drugs are present!) are prime opportunities for sexual assault, sexual violence and spiked drinks. So, what do y...

May 13th, 2019 |