Parks Act preserving Ohio’s treasures

Parks Act preserving Ohio’s treasures

Earlier this month marked a momentous breakthrough in our efforts to safeguard our public lands when President Trump signed into law my Restore Our Pa...

August 28th, 2020 |  


The power of words

The power of words

Recently we had an incident where an announcer for the Cincinnati Reds made an offensive comment on air.He thought his microphone was off when he used...

August 27th, 2020 |  


There were fences

There were fences

For centuries, fences have been erected to suit a variety of needs.In ancient times people built fences of a sort. Most villages were surrounded by a ...

August 21st, 2020 |  



I couldn’t go back to CU after White decision

I couldn’t go back to CU after White decision

I received an email from Cedarville University’s board of trustees in late June. It was addressed to Cedarville students, announcing that the bo...

August 20th, 2020 |  


Pity the poor educator this school year

Pity the poor educator this school year

As an educator of almost 50 years in both public schools and colleges, the approach of a new school year, brings with it both nostalgia and a lingerin...

August 20th, 2020 |  


Sharing some nostalgia

Sharing some nostalgia

It seems to me that the curriculum and skill training offered by the new county career center are a far cry from that back when my Sweetheart for Life...

August 18th, 2020 |  


History of First Presbyterian Church

History of First Presbyterian Church

Not too many years ago there were three Presbyterian churches in Xenia — First Presbyterian, Second Presbyterian and Third Presbyterian.Over the...

August 14th, 2020 |  


Political stratification by race

Political stratification by race

Because much of my career path has had something to do with race in one way or another I am asked fairly often by white people, sometimes politely and...

August 13th, 2020 |  


Our region faces more than one epidemic

Our region faces more than one epidemic

There’s no denying it: COVID-19 is front and center, commanding the attention of our community and its leaders.But there’s another epidemi...

August 12th, 2020 |  


An incident involving law enforcement

An incident involving law enforcement

It seems to me that because we frequently hear about incidents involving law enforcement I figured I might as well join the parade of storytellers wit...

August 11th, 2020 |