John M. Crisp: Our willingness to tolerate school shootings

John M. Crisp: Our willingness to tolerate school shootings

At nearly the same moment as last week’s mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., an ominous, coincidental reverberation of that commonplace American th...

October 7th, 2015 |  


John Grindrod: The wheels on the bus over time

John Grindrod: The wheels on the bus over time

I think most remember that sing-song nursery rhyme “The Wheels on the Bus Go ‘Round and ‘Round.” And, so it has been for me th...

October 6th, 2015 updated: October 6th, 2015. |  


Cynthia M. Allen: Francis knows his flock, seeks to reach them

Cynthia M. Allen: Francis knows his flock, seeks to reach them

Pop quiz.What is the source of the language, below?Hint, the author is a significant, contemporary religious figure.“The promotion of human dign...

October 6th, 2015 |  



Lawrence Huffman: It’s not over until it’s over

Lawrence Huffman: It’s not over until it’s over

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, one of the ploys resorted to by candidates for state and occasionally local offices to generate some interest ...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Andres Oppenheimer: A Nobel Prize for Raul Castro!

Cuban dictator Raul Castro deserves a Nobel Prize in political chutzpah: He is demanding reparations for the five-decade-old U.S. trade embargo of the...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: 6-week ordeal, some luck, and Campy

Jim Krumel: 6-week ordeal, some luck, and Campy

As late summer afternoons go, Joan Bellman couldn’t have picked a better Sunday to sit out on the back patio of her rural Kalida home and enjoy ...

October 4th, 2015 updated: October 4th, 2015. |  


George Will column: Finding our place in the universe

George Will column: Finding our place in the universe

BALTIMORE — Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. Twinkles are caused by the interference of Earth’s atmosphere wi...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


David Trinko: ‘Nana’ shows friend’s girls the power of family

David Trinko: ‘Nana’ shows friend’s girls the power of family

Biology doesn’t make you a parent. Love does.Cathy Jackson, 48, of Spencerville, keeps on proving that.“From day one, they called me Nana,...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Trudy Rubin: Pipe dreams hit reality in Syria

Trudy Rubin: Pipe dreams hit reality in Syria

Not long after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1992, I wandered through the massive Russian Embassy compound in Damascus.As a center of Soviet power off...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


Cheryl Parson: Protect yourself online

Cheryl Parson: Protect yourself online

Back in 2004, the Department of Homeland Security established the first National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October to raise awareness and unde...

October 3rd, 2015 |