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Thomas Lucente: Open primaries contaminate system of selecting partisan candidates

Thomas Lucente: Open primaries contaminate system of selecting partisan candidates

.At first it was amusing. But as it spread, it has become downright frightening. If there is any lesson to …

May 1st, 2016 |  

Tom Purcell column: What we need now: Some Will Rogers’ sanity

Tom Purcell column: What we need now: Some Will Rogers’ sanity

With incivility running high in our politics and society, we sure could use a dose of sanity from Will Rogers, …

April 30th, 2016 |  

David Trinko: Landlines lose steam; we lose messages

David Trinko: Landlines lose steam; we lose messages

It might be time to redefine what people mean when they ask for your telephone number. Twice in the last …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Guest column: Coach Kortokrax did nothing but sacrifice for Kalida

Guest column: Coach Kortokrax did nothing but sacrifice for Kalida

Let us be honest with each other, Coach Richard Kortokrax should not be resigning. It’s not his time. However, he …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Cheryl Parson: Ransomware makes you pay the price

Cheryl Parson: Ransomware makes you pay the price

Recently there has been an explosion of a cyber fraud technique known as ransomware. This is a form of malware …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Legal-Ease: Clearing brush can lead to permanent government program ineligibility

Legal-Ease: Clearing brush can lead to permanent government program ineligibility

Landowners, including farmers, who clear brush, old fences or trees from land may be setting themselves up for permanent ineligibility …

April 30th, 2016 |  

George Will: In case of Trump nomination, break glass

George Will: In case of Trump nomination, break glass

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking …

April 30th, 2016 |  

Kathleen Parker: Plato, Aristotle and Trump

Kathleen Parker: Plato, Aristotle and Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle — not so much. Distilled, Aristotle thought …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Don Stratton: Local police and the FBI: Not a good relationship

Don Stratton: Local police and the FBI: Not a good relationship

It is well known in the law enforcement community that local agencies and the FBI don’t get along very well. …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Lori Borgman: Living life in a large way

Lori Borgman: Living life in a large way

Much of our flatware has seen the inside of the garbage disposal, which is why a number of our spoons …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Martin Schram: Trump makes his foray into foreign territory

Martin Schram: Trump makes his foray into foreign territory

While covering a news event Wednesday afternoon, a most unsettling realization came over me. It was based not on personal …

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 29th, 2016. |  

To save the bees, we must save the weeds

To save the bees, we must save the weeds

There are no dandelions in my yard this spring. Embarrassed by the yellow line of demarcation that separated our lawn …

April 27th, 2016 |  

U.S. Senate must hold firm on refusing Obama Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Senate must hold firm on refusing Obama Supreme Court nominee

Consent. A battle over what that essential word in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution means has already begun …

April 27th, 2016 |  

John Grindrod: Taking a break from shoveling it in

John Grindrod: Taking a break from shoveling it in

For me, and I’m guessing most single guys, my meal ritual when I’m in my own crib rarely varies. It’s …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Christina Ryan Claypool: The hidden dangers of multitasking

Christina Ryan Claypool: The hidden dangers of multitasking

When I began to write this column, I was simultaneously reading a blog, texting with my nephew, and googling information …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Ron Lora: A Protestant’s shout-out to Pope Francis

Ron Lora: A Protestant’s shout-out to Pope Francis

It would not have occurred to me as a young boy that I would ever sing the praises of a …

April 25th, 2016 updated: April 26th, 2016. |  

Michael Reagan: Can Trump close the deal in Cleveland?

Michael Reagan: Can Trump close the deal in Cleveland?

Thanks to Ted Cruz’s primary win in Wisconsin, it’s now all but certain the Republican convention is going to be …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Car talk: Finding a mechanic

Car talk: Finding a mechanic

Dear Car Talk: Until recently, I have had my new Toyota Avalon serviced every 5,000 miles at the dealer for …

April 24th, 2016 |  

Jim Krumel: Cridersville couple are Mr. and Mrs. Plugger

Jim Krumel: Cridersville couple are Mr. and Mrs. Plugger

Sondra and Ken Dreitzler couldn’t help but laugh. Every day Ken clips the popular “Pluggers” comic out of The Lima …

April 24th, 2016 |  

Thomas Lucente: Harriet Tubman good choice for $20 bill

Thomas Lucente: Harriet Tubman good choice for $20 bill

So the Obama administration will replace the father of the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson — a racist, slave-owning, white male …

April 24th, 2016 |  

David Trinko: Planting seeds of faith takes plenty of care

David Trinko: Planting seeds of faith takes plenty of care

If the weather holds up, I’ll spend my afternoon preparing our garden for a summer’s bounty. If our parenting holds …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Legal-Ease: Married people without wills

Legal-Ease: Married people without wills

Sometimes, married people put off preparing their wills because they often figure (frequently erroneously) that “my spouse will get everything …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

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