Moves for moving

If you have been a reader of my work for any time at all, you are very much aware of how carefully I guard my Tuesday mornings. That is when I write m...

July 20th, 2022 |  


Times change

At one time a few years ago, I had three aunts all over 100 years of age and, interestingly, two of them along with me baked bread for their own use o...

July 13th, 2022 |  


How we saved Chillicothe VA

How we saved Chillicothe VA

When veterans make a commitment to serve our country, we make a commitment to support them upon their return. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ...

July 7th, 2022 |  



An upcoming move

When I bought this property a little over six years ago, I knew I wouldn’t live here a long time since I was now really noticing each added birt...

July 6th, 2022 |  


Writing, a family gift

Many, if not all, of you, my readers, started reading my material because you had followed the column my brother Russell wrote for 24 years before he ...

June 29th, 2022 |  


Protecting workers from surprise layoffs

Protecting workers from surprise layoffs

In Ohio, we’ve had too many cases of companies closing down and giving workers barely any notice that they’re losing their jobs.Many worke...

June 28th, 2022 |  


U.S. flags should be made in U.S.

U.S. flags should be made in U.S.

This month, we celebrated Flag Day. In a few weeks, Ohioans and Americans across the country will celebrate Independence Day, often with parades and v...

June 22nd, 2022 |  


Working on deadline

I worked as a reporter in the newspaper office long enough that I still respond to being on deadline. For me in the current life I live, deadline is n...

June 22nd, 2022 |  


Connecting young Ohioans to manufacturing

Connecting young Ohioans to manufacturing

Every summer for 10 years now, our office partners with local companies and organizations to host manufacturing camps for fourth- through eighth-grade...

June 15th, 2022 |  


The lost is found

When I moved here a little over six years ago, I boxed up some “treasures” and stored them on top of a chest of drawers in the garage. Nev...

June 15th, 2022 |