Michael W. Siefker: Putnam commissioners got what they wanted

Michael W. Siefker: Putnam commissioners got what they wanted

As to the announcement by the Putnam County commissioners that they now again want out of the sewer and water business, I have some comments, as we ha...

July 20th, 2019 |  


David Trinko: Pooling our brains to beat the heat

David Trinko: Pooling our brains to beat the heat

I know everyone’s tired of the heatwave we’ve had in the region this week.For me, though, I’m kind of glad to see it linger. For the...

July 20th, 2019 |  


Cheryl Parson: Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi

Cheryl Parson: Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi

Last month I wrote a column about work-at-home scams and how the increase in affordable technology communications allowed workers to not be chained do...

July 20th, 2019 |  



Legal-Ease: What is a real estate closing?

Legal-Ease: What is a real estate closing?

A real estate closing is usually a literal meeting when ownership of buildings, land and some businesses is changed from the seller to the buyer. Othe...

July 20th, 2019 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Firing Leana Wen a reminder of Planned Parenthood’s true mission

Christine M. Flowers: Firing Leana Wen a reminder of Planned Parenthood’s true mission

I’ve often been a critic of Planned Parenthood, because I believe that despite its arguments to the contrary, the organization is primarily a po...

July 19th, 2019 |  


Ken Pollitz: Only in small-town America

Ken Pollitz: Only in small-town America

Arrangements were made by my wife for one night’s lodging at a quaint Ohio downtown inn. It happened to be over the Memorial Day weekend and wou...

July 19th, 2019 |  


Michelle Musser: ONU health-care outreach efforts enhance quality of life

Michelle Musser: ONU health-care outreach efforts enhance quality of life

The towns and villages in this area are second to none when it comes to offering a high quality of life. From friendly neighbors to good schools and a...

July 18th, 2019 |  


Lori Borgman: An aging Ford and miles of memories

Lori Borgman: An aging Ford and miles of memories

Some years ago my brother called and, without so much as a hello, said, “Pick a number between 3 and 14.” He meant business, so I picked a...

July 18th, 2019 |  


George Will: Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles

George Will: Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles

WASHINGTON — Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy c...

July 17th, 2019 |  


Ana Veciana-Suarez: Sometimes emojis’ message lost in translation

I love emojis. If you’re one of my texting buddies, you know that I’m quick to the draw when I want to display emotion on my smartphone. C...

July 17th, 2019 |