John Grindrod: A call to arms to combat hopelessness of suicide

John Grindrod: A call to arms to combat hopelessness of suicide

In early March as I was returning from the mailbox with the usual handful of bills and solicitations, I ruminated a bit on my yesterdays when the mail...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Jacquielynn Floyd: In the final stage of life, former First Lady Barbara Bush offers us a parting gift

Jacquielynn Floyd: In the final stage of life, former First Lady Barbara Bush offers us a parting gift

In the spirit with which we mark life’s other landmark events, I would like to wish former first lady Barbara Bush a peaceful passing.Mrs. Bush ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Celia Rivenbark: The Calm app has got me freaking out

Celia Rivenbark: The Calm app has got me freaking out

It says a lot about our national psyche when the highest rated app for your phone these days is something called Calm. Having just returned from a vac...

April 16th, 2018 |  



Jim Krumel: Boehner creates a buzz with U-turn on marijuana

Jim Krumel: Boehner creates a buzz with U-turn on marijuana

For years John Boehner strongly opposed the legalization of marijuana in any form. So, are you surprised to find out the former speaker of the House o...

April 16th, 2018 updated: April 16th, 2018. |  


Editorial: Shame on NIH. Government researchers took beverage industry money for alcohol study

When leading alcoholic beverage makers pay the bulk of $100 million for a study to determine whether a daily drink leads to better health, can the res...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Letter: Mud-slinger doesn’t deserve vote

The campaign for Cheryl Buckland and cronies are behind the radio ads, TV ads and a phone survey that paints her opponent as too tainted to be elected...

April 15th, 2018 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Here’s the best defense for the Down Syndrome Protection Act

Christine M. Flowers: Here’s the best defense for the Down Syndrome Protection Act

There are opinions, and there are facts. First, some facts.It used to be that pregnancies were divided into trimesters and the state could not regulat...

April 15th, 2018 |  


David Trinko: Survey says, ‘Give me a 10’

David Trinko: Survey says, ‘Give me a 10’

If you’ve purchased anything recently, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the pitch afterward.They may ask you to fill out an online...

April 15th, 2018 updated: April 15th, 2018. |  


Letter: Kudos to the Allen County Commissioners

As we have seen in the last year, when someone is over the target, the Democrats claim fake outrage, claim partisanship, and “…focus on th...

April 14th, 2018 |  


Letter: Kohlrieser has right skills for judge

Some of you may recognize my name, which appeared as a byline in this newspaper for more than 21 years. I was the reporter who covered the courts unti...

April 14th, 2018 |