David Trinko: Classmates maintain friendship 77 years later

David Trinko: Classmates maintain friendship 77 years later

Time and distance often make a friendship wither away. For Pat Brenneman and Jean Presar, it made their bond stronger.After 77 years as friends, they ...

August 15th, 2015 |  


Legal-Ease: Urban rural livestock battles usually fought on two fronts

Legal-Ease: Urban rural livestock battles usually fought on two fronts

Personal vehicles are the primary method of transportation in Ohio. When people have to drive to get anywhere, people can be more open-minded and more...

August 15th, 2015 |  


Kathleen Parker: The meaning of Trump

Kathleen Parker: The meaning of Trump

WASHINGTON — It is perhaps time to stop wondering what The Donald’s got that the others ain’t got.What he’s got is conservativ...

August 15th, 2015 |  



Chris Erskine: Under pressure, too many kids striking out when it comes to fun

Chris Erskine: Under pressure, too many kids striking out when it comes to fun

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — In our last episode, I had taken a baseball to the brain, a line drive that left me slack-jawed and unsure. “How can y...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Lori Borgman: A snapshot of our multiplying bunny tales

Lori Borgman: A snapshot of our multiplying bunny tales

We have several neighbors who take a casual approach to lawn maintenance. They are essentially growing native habitat.Word spread about the unofficial...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Trump, the counterfeit Republican

Trump, the counterfeit Republican

WASHINGTON — In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his ...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Martin Schram: Vacation time, decision time — Biden time?

Martin Schram: Vacation time, decision time — Biden time?

You are vacationing with your family on South Carolina’s beautiful Kiawah Island in this summer of what has been a very sad year. You have a ver...

August 12th, 2015 updated: August 14th, 2015. |  


Joe Blundo: Losing battle with backyard garden

Joe Blundo: Losing battle with backyard garden

It’s time for my annual Midsummer Garden Report, proof that I’d be doomed if I were a farmer.I will remember this as the summer of the col...

August 12th, 2015 |  


John Grindrod: Mike Hessman and the ultimate small diamond triumph

John Grindrod: Mike Hessman and the ultimate small diamond triumph

While most ball diamonds show the same dimensions — 90 feet between home plate and first and 60 feet, 6 inches from the pitching slab to home an...

August 12th, 2015 |  


John M. Crisp: Parents face difficult decision when it comes to football and their kids

John M. Crisp: Parents face difficult decision when it comes to football and their kids

My nephew, a responsible, sweet-natured young father, reports that his son, 12, will be trying out for his school’s football team this fall.He a...

August 12th, 2015 |