Pope Francis, please don’t call for ‘peace’ in Venezuela.

Here’s the worst thing that Pope Francis could do during his Sept. 6-10 visit to Colombia: make another worthless call for peace and reconciliat...

September 4th, 2017 |  


How did whales get so big?

How did whales get so big?

Baleen whales of today are the largest animals to have ever lived on the planet and have a lot of blubber. The biggest of them is the blue whale, almo...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Canning your own home-grown vegetable relish

Canning your own home-grown vegetable relish

In the past year or two we’ve seen vegetable and fruit gardening become quite fashionable. It’s a classic case of trends coming full circl...

September 4th, 2017 |  



By Sarah MorrisonCEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

By Sarah MorrisonCEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Recent research published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics finds that managers of U.S. companies struggling to meet earnings expectations ma...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Partnerships and ponies

Partnerships and ponies

Educators oftentimes use literature as a springboard for additional learning experiences. Many years ago elementary teachers used the adventures of th...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


A wet butt and a hungry gut

A wet butt and a hungry gut

My niece, Lisa Leslie, of Pond Run in Scioto County, is all grown up now with a family of her own. She and husband, Bill, have two sons, one a high sc...

September 1st, 2017 |  


Why we need tax reform now

Congress needs to put tax reform front and center this fall, and for a very good reason: The federal government spends and taxes too much.The problem ...

September 1st, 2017 |  


While Texas flooded, the critics went after Melania’s shoes

”Arma virumque cano” is the first full sentence I learned in Latin. It’s the opening line to Virgil’s “Aeneid” and...

September 1st, 2017 |  


The Luna moth

The Luna moth

Who among us hasn’t marveled at the Luna moth? “Actias Luna” is the lime-green, large, eye-catching moth which we can hardly confuse...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Learning Harvey’s lessons

When disaster strikes, Americans generally respond to the call. And despite the political sniping we’ve witnessed before Hurricane Harvey’...

August 31st, 2017 |