Larry Oatman: Playing the first Beach Boys’ 45 in Lima

Larry Oatman: Playing the first Beach Boys’ 45 in Lima

On a cold Friday night in February 1962, I was the DJ for a sock hop following a high school basketball game at Elida High School. Back then Lima̵...

October 12th, 2015 |  


George Will: Ted Cruz calculates a path to the nomination

George Will: Ted Cruz calculates a path to the nomination

DALLAS — If America’s 58th presidential election validates Ted Cruz’s audacious “base plus” strategy, he will have refut...

October 12th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: Mom makes best for family, then kaboom

Jim Krumel: Mom makes best for family, then kaboom

Jo Ellison can scrape up a nickel here, a dime there, with the best of them.She’ll tell you she doesn’t have a lot, but you can also hear ...

October 11th, 2015 |  



Thomas Lucente: Time to end the disaster of federal aid

Thomas Lucente: Time to end the disaster of federal aid

Predictably, as historic rains fell in South Carolina, President Barack Obama nearly tripped over himself to sign the disaster declaration and open th...

October 11th, 2015 |  


David Trinko: Hiking through a corn maze of emotions

David Trinko: Hiking through a corn maze of emotions

Ten years later, we finally made it out of the corn maze successfully.I haven’t been filing these weekly dispatches about family life from a fie...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Legal-Ease: Starting and ending marriages

Legal-Ease: Starting and ending marriages

In Ohio, males at least age 18 and females at least age 16 can marry. Second cousins and people more distantly related than second cousins may marry e...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Sen. Rob Portman: Lima workers keep national security strong

Sen. Rob Portman: Lima workers keep national security strong

Legislation to bring new business to the Lima tank plant and improve our national security is in the annual defense bill on the President ‘s des...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Debra-Lynn B. Hook: The empty nest can be full of surprising opportunities

Debra-Lynn B. Hook: The empty nest can be full of surprising opportunities

Megan had spent the last 21 years raising her two boys. Now suddenly this fall, both were gone, off to college. And Megan was feeling sad.Until Day Tw...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bush family’s war on English

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bush family’s war on English

And the Bush family’s War on English continues.You are, by now, familiar with the astonishingly tone-deaf response by Jeb Bush, the nation’...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Lori Borgman: Almost pulled over for speeding through texts

Lori Borgman: Almost pulled over for speeding through texts

I’m not saying the lightning speed of communication is dangerous, but I was recently caught in a text thread moving so quickly that I nearly fou...

October 8th, 2015 |