David Trinko: Alexa, make me happier, sillier and lazier

David Trinko: Alexa, make me happier, sillier and lazier

Alexa makes our family life so full of music and fun.At any moment, one of my daughters might ask one of Amazon’s artificial intelligence device...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Legal-Ease: Citizen’s arrests lawful with conditions

Legal-Ease: Citizen’s arrests lawful with conditions

The quantity, quality and technological resources of our law enforcement professionals usually position them to handle literally all of the arrests of...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Charles Thomas: Music can bring cultural healing

Charles Thomas: Music can bring cultural healing

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the headline in The Lima News read “Cultural fence-mending unfinished.” The article went on to explain the challenges t...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Ken Pollitz: What’s new with Ottawa?

Ken Pollitz: What’s new with Ottawa?

Who would ever argue against the characterization of Ottawa in Putnam County as a stable community, established, historic, filled with hard-working, p...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Deroy Murdock: President Trump seems far saner than his critics

Deroy Murdock: President Trump seems far saner than his critics

NEW YORK — After 18 months of scrutiny, the accusation that candidate Donald J. Trump colluded with the Kremlin looks as empty as a Soviet store...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Lori Borgman: A tale of tiny tutus

Lori Borgman: A tale of tiny tutus

Dance class started today. No, not for us. We did that once — worst money ever spent. Sorry, Arthur Murray. It wasn’t you; it was us. We l...

January 11th, 2018 |  


George Will: How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

George Will: How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

WASHINGTON — During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon: poison...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Chris Erskine: Christmas cleanup, a needle at a time

Chris Erskine: Christmas cleanup, a needle at a time

We’re easing out of the holidays, one ornament at a time, one fugitive sprig of Oregon fir swept into a dustpan, one eggnog glass forgotten in t...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Pav Sterry: Brown should put Ohio workers first

Pav Sterry: Brown should put Ohio workers first

Ohio voters have a message for lawmakers: Put American workers first. In an August poll, Ohioans across the political spectrum supported cutting visa ...

January 9th, 2018 |  


John Grindrod: Faurot Park ice skating, once upon a time

John Grindrod: Faurot Park ice skating, once upon a time

There are certain attitudes and phrases we use as we move our corporal vehicles into the senior lane. I had to laugh the first time I saw the commerci...

January 9th, 2018 |