Fourman death a shocker

I can't explain the shock I felt when I learned of the news that good friend Sharon Rismiller Fourman had died this past Monday. Yes,...

Will FISA write the epitaph of the Fourth Amendment?

Although Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was just reauthorized for six years, I joined a broad coalition of Republicans and...

Take care of that health

It was my understanding that freezing temperatures would kill germs. It seems like more and more people are getting ill with the flu and...

BBBS lets kids know people care about them

Mentoring guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and...

Not seeing clearly yet

Just hours before I prepared this column, I was thinking how grateful son Jamie and I are to have made it through another bout...

Little Ryans debate, but the wife wins

As much as I want to be successful in everything I do, I continue to be inept when it comes to certain home improvement...

Reflecting on ’17, looking forward to ’18

We're already into a week of 2018, and the time has given me an opportunity to reflect on my life. The highlight of 2017 for...

I resolve not to scowl as much

The 2017 version of Christmas is over and I did my best to be joyful, cheerful, encouraging and nice. All of that smiling and...

New year, new beginnings and broken resolutions

2017 is about to expire, and as most of us do, we look back on the past year.  We look back hopefully so we...

Moody matriarch turning 90

Christmas Eve is upon us and I hope everyone out there celebrates safely. It's been somewhat of a good year but I will expand...

Tryon gets last laugh before leaving council

I've been covering Greenville City Council for 20 years or more and there are only two faces that sit behind that desk in council...

Big and Little couldn’t ask for better match

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, our vision is for all children to achieve success in life.  We are an...

Marriage is too hard to do twice

It's time for my yearly dote to describe how much I love my wife and how she's the world to me. It is 600...

Appreciation dinner entertaining

The annual employee Christmas party and the Queen of Hearts volunteer appreciation dinner at the Whistle Stop was in my hometown Ansonia last Saturday...

Protecting healthcare for Ohio children

While the Senate is spending its time on a bill to cut taxes for corporations that send jobs overseas, kids here in America are...

So much for which to be thankful

With Thanksgiving having passed, it was a good time to reflect on the past year's reasons for showing our gratitude. As a nation, we can...

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...