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Columns

Celebrating the love of a father

This year is a unique year for me. For those of you who have read my Father’s Day columns over the past 20 years plus, you know that I say that almost every year. First, it was unique because my father and my grandfather died, making me the oldest male in my immediate family. Then it ...

Drop us a line and celebrate dads every day

At any given moment, we can share our thoughts, questions or concerns with friends and loved ones — or the entire world — on social media. So why not share them with our fellow newspaper readers? For the most part, we are news junkies. Regardless of how or where we get our news, we ...

No problem is too big for America to handle

Three major events happened this week. We got to spend time with our youngest son and his family at Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We shared a condo and got to hug all four grandchildren including our son and daughter-in-law. Thanks to the pandemic we appreciate hugs even more now. Since we were all ...

Getting back into summertime actvities

Here we ‘grow’ again! It’s already mid June, and my garden is loving the late spring rains. Some seeds sprouted more quickly than I expected, and plants that had been started in pots are taking off now that they are in the ground. For about four years now, my husband, Mike, and I have ...

Taking control of the situations around us

A few weeks ago, Lynnda and I were in Orlando airport with our granddaughter and her roommate checking our bags. Suddenly there was commotion in front of us. A family group traveling together had surrounded a man. They accused him of taking a photo of a teenage girl in their family. The man ...

Honoring the commitment and sacrifice of Ohio’s women veterans

On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, allowing women to serve as permanent members of the U.S. Armed Forces. As a result of President Truman’s historic action, the number of women serving has grown exponentially annually ...