Don Stratton: One more day battling a vole

Don Stratton: One more day battling a vole

VOLE: A small, typically burrowing, mouse-like rodent with a rounded muzzle. That is the definition of an animal that many people never heard of, and ...

October 26th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: What makes a rose a rose; a thorn a thorn?

Jim Krumel: What makes a rose a rose; a thorn a thorn?

People have often asked what determines if someone gets a rose or a thorn.There is no formula. Not any kind of rating, scoring system, automatic bid o...

October 25th, 2015 updated: October 25th, 2015. |  


Rev. Ronald Fails: Lima’s failing schools a reflection of leadership

Rev. Ronald Fails: Lima’s failing schools a reflection of leadership

The education of our youth affects the economics of society locally, nationally, and globally. Too often, our focus is centered on national and global...

October 25th, 2015 |  



Thomas Lucente: Cost of capital punishment far exceeds its value

Thomas Lucente: Cost of capital punishment far exceeds its value

LIMA — On Monday, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction revised its execution schedule, canceling all executions set for next yea...

October 25th, 2015 |  


If you invested $10,000 on Jan. 1 …

If you invested $10,000 on Jan. 1 …

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe you shouldn’t have put your money under a mattress after all.The stock market is back in the black for the year afte...

October 24th, 2015 |  


David Trinko: A performance improvement plan for parents

David Trinko: A performance improvement plan for parents

If we’re really honest with ourselves, there’s always room for improvement.What father hasn’t wished he handled an argument about be...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Hillary Clinton’s true colors on display

Christine M. Flowers: Hillary Clinton’s true colors on display

I can pinpoint the precise moment when I realized that Hillary Clinton was as toxic as one of those old Superfund waste sites and needed to be elimina...

October 24th, 2015 updated: October 27th, 2015. |  


Legal-Ease: Texts, trains and automobiles

Legal-Ease: Texts, trains and automobiles

I live in the small town of Leipsic, which jokingly boasts more trains than residents. Locals joke that we spend a third of our time working or going ...

October 24th, 2015 updated: October 24th, 2015. |  


Kathleen Parker: Jeb, Jeb, Jeb

Kathleen Parker: Jeb, Jeb, Jeb

WASHINGTON — It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads.Not this column, obviously, where last May I sagely, if humbly, urg...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Kathleen Parker: Paging Sidney ‘Sid Vicious’ Blumenthal

Kathleen Parker: Paging Sidney ‘Sid Vicious’ Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — Who the blast is Sidney Blumenthal?Doubtless many watching Thursday’s House select committee hearing on Benghazi must have wo...

October 24th, 2015 |