WASHINGTON — Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.
Someone needs to explain why it is bad idea to have a quick, easy and cheap method for resolving public records disputes.
DALLAS — Kim Harris approached the communion rail at Zion Lutheran Church with a vial of pills in his hand. The thin, dying man and the Rev. Robert Preece were alone in the sanctuary.
Tuesday marked the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of his death.
As soon as all the bicycles hit the streets this spring, the children took off. With every spin of the tire, they sped away faster and farther from my wife and me.
Just like the crabgrass springs up every year about this time, fraudulent requests for charitable giving also begin to emerge. In fact, charitable giving starts increasing this time of year, culminating with June being the second-most generous month...
Drones are some of the hottest new technology being used in our society. Beyond the government's use of unmanned aircraft to spy or deliver bombs internationally, drone technology is being used to operate cameras and other tools that might have...
The standoff that led to the death of a man on the lam earlier this week could have been so much worse.
Teachers spend the greatest amount of time with students, not bus drivers, cafeteria workers, security personnel, custodians, clerical or any other non-certified personnel.
The power of this world, this universe, ah, we are such vulnerable creatures.
I'd like to tell you the story of our family and friends at Easter this year: some 27 to 30 people altogether.
What's odd but not beyond belief is that, though our younger daughter moved out more than a year ago, her parking tickets and other problems still come to the house.
APRIL 14, 2015 — Hillary Clinton announced Sunday that she is making a second run for the presidency.
In a world where today's news overwhelms to the point that it wipes the previous day's events from our fragile memory banks, one issue that never seems to be far away is Obamacare.
The old adage is, “It never rains but it pours.”
Every day, we make a choice: Do we make the world a little better or a little worse?Throwing litter by roads, walking paths and waterways disrespects the Earth and devalues our communities.
I went nose-to-nose with a mouse last week, and I'd rather not say who won.I was taking a meal to a friend recovering from knee surgery when my cell rang.
APRIL 13, 2015 — Millions of people died during World War II, but many soldiers survived thanks to an advance that had nothing to do with bombs and bullets. Penicillin emerged as the state-of-the-art remedy for all manner of infections, from...
WASHINGTON — Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizing — to the temptation...
Ten reasons why you should vote for the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District levy:10. There is free parking.9. There are no membership fees.
I too would like to add my sincere thoughts on the closing of Mercy Hall.
My granddaughter, Chloe, who just turned 2, doesn't know yet that her Poppie is fishy. And it didn't seem to bother her that I'm all wet, too, when we took a trip recently to see some fine finny, flippered, feathered, furry and...
APRIL 11, 2015 — Four eyes? You might not hear that taunt thrown around the playground anymore. It seems like eventually everyone is going to need glasses.
The visit of Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar Abadi to Washington this week will test whether the White House has any Mideast strategy beyond a nuclear deal with Iran.
Those who know me well know that I try to look for some humor in just about everything. My philosophy has always been there's a whole lot more jocularity here than in Gethsemani. So, because my weekly Wednesday chat with you just happens to...
APRIL 9, 2015 — It was almost inevitable that the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial would reach the verdict it did. There was little doubt that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was guilty of the heinous, despicable crimes for which he was charged; even...
Last weekend, I managed to successfully brainwash my 6-year-old nephew into believing that Ultraman, that low-tech superhero of 1970s television, is the greatest champion of all time. It took only a marathon session of 39 episodes, some in English and...
I would like to join Anne Tebben in extending a thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Mercy Hall for their 35 years of service.
Biggest comeback of the year so far?No, it isn't Alex Rodriguez taking the field again for the New York Yankees.Nor is it Carly Rae Jepsen releasing a new song.
“Every time I close my eyes, all I see is my brother taking those bullets.”— Rodney Scott———
The conviction of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quietly sealed a chapter in this, the opening stages of what may become our long battle against terrorism on U.S. soil.
MANSFIELD, Texas — Not every kid can say he made the discovery of a lifetime before he started kindergarten. Wylie Brys can.
As a concerned taxpayer on a fixed income, I am writing why I will not be voting for the Johnny Appleseed Park District 0.75-percent mil tax levy on the May ballot.
WASHINGTON — This week brings a constitutional moment illustrating a paradox of Barack Obama's presidency. The catalyst of the drama is legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, asserting...
“…You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear.” — Jeremiah 5:21So here we are with another isolated incident.
As I look at the slate of candidates running for the Van Wert City offices, it looks like a game of musical chairs. Same old people only in different positions.
WINDSOR, N.Y. — From this village of dairy farms and friendly diners, Carolyn Price can see across the border into Pennsylvania, and it is a bittersweet view. The rolling hills a few miles away are as green as the ones here, and the Susquehanna...
Parents often find themselves wondering if they love their children enough or if they're doing enough to keep them happy and healthy.
Our region's manure laws will change in June to prohibit manure application on frozen ground, among other prohibitions.
No one likes paying taxes. But based on some new statistics released, Ohioans might have more reasons to complain than most.
Certified African-American educators in the Lima City Schools are approximately less than 2 percent of employees, and 56 percent of the students are African-American.
WASHINGTON — The new tell-all, “The Residence,” featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious — and utterly lacking in nutritious content.
Been over to the Westside of Los Angeles County several times recently with decidedly mixed results. In particular, I find Beverly Hills to be an experiment that just didn't work — an over-marbled fiasco. Meanwhile, that ocean? Love it. As...
We as a community, state and nation have no business voting to legalize medical marijuana. That should be decided by the medical profession. If test and studies have shown that marijuana should be used for medical reasons, then it should be dispensed...
APRIL 8, 2015 — In the flush of last week's victory in Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari was asked by the BBC what he plans to do about Boko Haram, the country's Muslim terrorists. Would he negotiate or would he...
Hillary Clinton has long seemed to be operating under a potentially devastating political handicap, one she apparently hasn't really recognized, let alone fixed.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam is hosting its 4th annual Golf for Kids' Sake four-person scramble at 1 p.m. June 28 at Pike Run Golf Club.
I read with concern the article, “Rocky first year for the new GED, other equivalency tests” on Thursday, April 2.
Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima wishes to thank the Limaland community and our sponsors for enabling us to produce another successful Italian Dinner. We were able to serve nearly 4,000 dinners, helping us to generate funds for many...
APRIL 6, 2015 — Generally speaking, thinking about a burger and fries is fun, while thinking about the Federal Reserve is kinda dull. Here's a chance to combine topics into a happy meal of sorts: McDonald's plan to raise the minimum...