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Remember the reason for the season

December is here and we are now entering my favorite time of year. It’s such a beautiful time, and I love the “reason for the season.” It’s also very pretty when people decorate their homes with colorful lights and have all sorts of trees — whether live or artificial or maybe even a ...

Finding a touch of magic in the holidays

As I am writing this column, my husband is out creating some holiday magic. That is literally true — I am married to a magician. At this time of year, he spends many evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons helping families, clubs, fire departments, schools and other organizations ...

Like moths to flame, residents light fires as temps fall

Cooler weather has definitely arrived in Eastern Ohio, setting the stage for the coming holidays. As the temperatures have fallen, I have noticed a number of my neighbors enjoying campfires and bonfires in the evenings. In town and in the country, I have seen folks gathered around blazes ...

2016 election marks Republican party’s resurgence

With the 2016 election now over, it’s time to look to 2018 and beyond. Races for governor, attorney general, county commissioner, auditor ... wait, what?! Too soon, you say? We all just survived an endless campaign — mailers, TV ads, signs, attacks and counter attacks, Facebook memes, ...

The electoral college: A brilliant concept

It wasn’t until the aftermath of this presidential election that I became aware of how bitter the liberal news media is about Secretary Clinton’s loss. All they keep harping on is the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote — which is absolutely true. But one must look deeper into ...

Live a life of thankfulness, avoiding regrets

We have come to the end of an election cycle. There was a higher than normal talk this time about the challenges of immigration. There have been protests in the streets because some did not get the candidates they wanted in office. Many are concerned what the future may hold for their families. ...