Alexis and Sheila overcome hurdles

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s vision is for all children to achieve success in life.  Our mission is to provide...

Rivalry week is all year at my house

Ohio State vs. Michigan, Duke vs. North Carolina, USC vs. UCLA, Texas vs. Oklahoma are definitely considered some of the top rivalries in the...

Protecting Ohio retirees’ pensions

Right now, the pension plans of thousands of Ohioans are at risk of massive cuts if Congress doesn’t act soon. It’s bad enough that Wall...

Reporter snoozes, loses out on Halloween fun

I'm not much of a dress-up person for Halloween (or anytime), but I do enjoy seeing what people come up with for masquerade parties...

Protecting seniors from rising costs

Ohio seniors’ medical costs are too high – and unless Congress acts now, they’ll face a tax hike next year on top of that. Even...

Wallace presentation appreciated

I am glad I was given the assignment to attend the 100th anniversary celebration of the Ansonia First Church of God. Our family used to...

Son’s birthday a little different this year

Well folks, it is that time of year again that Jamie David Moody, my son, celebrates a birthday. He will mark his 42nd on...

Gotta wear pants to find my dog

I was worried when my oldest daughter left for college that life would be boring. Maybe worried is the wrong word. I think the...

Investing in State of the Art Schools

If we want to prepare our students for 21st century jobs, we need to invest in 21st century classrooms. But too many of our...

Queen of Hearts lives on in Ansonia

Who would have thought one card in a deck of 54 would cause so much excitement in such a small town? That's just what...

Alerting Ohioans to forced arbitration clauses

The recent fake account scandal at Wells Fargo and the data breach at Equifax have brought to light so-called “forced arbitration.” These clauses, tucked...

BBBS helps kids navigate challenges

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their...

She made it look easy because it was

When my oldest daughter left for college she also left her job partially done. So I don't make her sound like she's a slacker,...

Investing in Ohio workers

It’s time American companies invest in their greatest asset: the American Worker. As Washington turns its attention to tax reform, I want to cut taxes...

BWC rebates position Ohio for bright future

Ohio’s workers are essential to the growth of our economy. Since its inception, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has been helping private...

Fair week was enjoyable

I haven't had a chance yet to say how I did at the Great Darke County Fair. It was sensational; not as busy as before,...

Constitution Day — A Reminder

Two hundred and thirty years ago, the founding fathers of this country took the steps to form a more perfect union. On Sept. 17,...

Being the voice of reason is tiring

I've got to be really careful with this week's column. Believe it or not, my wife has a line and if I cross it...

Langenkamp retires from OSU Extension

Jo Langenkamp has retired from the Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Office, with her last official day having been on Thursday. "I worked there for...

Prioritizing education for the new school year

It’s hard to believe, but another school term has begun. With summer winding down and more school buses on the streets, students all across...