Extending Ohio’s Foster Care to Age 21

Extending Ohio’s Foster Care to Age 21

Parents prepare their children for independence by teaching them life skills that will help them make good decisions as adults. Many children, however...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  


Fighting Inequality at the Local Level

Fighting Inequality at the Local Level

Transit workers in Grand Rapids are organizing against pension theft and fare hikes.Inequality isn’t a condition. It’s a creation. Inequal...

September 29th, 2015 |  


It’s a funny world

It’s a funny world

It’s a funny world we live in.After 75-plus years on this wildly spinning planet I call home I’m recalling things I never bothered to reme...

September 29th, 2015 |  



A tale of unexpected consequences

A tale of unexpected consequences

It seems to me that once in a while I encounter a tale of unexpected consequences where a series of occurrences result in a situation that, when put t...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Marathon brings community together

Marathon brings community together

The US Air Force Marathon has come and gone for the 19 time this year, and it continues to grow. Approximetly 15,000 runners came to town to participa...

September 26th, 2015 |  


What do we mean by “Representative Government?”

What do we mean by “Representative Government?”

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discus...

September 26th, 2015 updated: September 26th, 2015. |  


Letter to the editor

Inquiry politically drivenEditor:I read with dismay the Sept. 9 column of Diane Ponder about the “inquiry” conducted by the Xenia City Cou...

September 26th, 2015 updated: September 26th, 2015. |  


Missing the forest for the AC

Sometimes well-meaning efforts at conservation fall short, and sometimes they’re downright absurd.Most of us care about conservation, at least a...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Georgia’s educational neglect

Georgia’s educational neglect

Some schools are still separate and unequal when it comes to students with disabilities.I worked as a substitute teacher in a Newton, Massachusetts mi...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Remembering Arch Copsey

SPRING VALLEY - Born in Spring Valley in 1875, he lived his entire life in that community. He opened a grocery business in March of 1802, which he own...

September 25th, 2015 |