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Wear eye protection with non-powder guns

December 23, 2015 It turns out you may, indeed, shoot your eye out — but don’t place all the blame on the Red Rider BB gun Ralphie was warned repeatedly about in the film “A Christmas Story. more »»

Of the usual suspects, ‘want’ and ‘ignorance’ again lethal

December 16, 2015 I have the honor to report that the famous detective Manfred Holmes, who has reviewed all the clues discovered by Tiffin residents and their suggestions as to the murderer of Ebenezer Scrooge,... more »»

Ban firearms? You mean, like we banned drugs?

December 11, 2015 I’m told it’s not at all difficult to buy drugs such as heroin, methamphetamines and others. Matter of fact, I suspect I could do so without any guidance or help. But wait a moment. more »»

7-year-old knows what some have yet to learn

December 8, 2015 Out of the mouths of babes. ... My 7-year-old great-great-niece Vivi approached me with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes. “I hear you are very concerned about the environment. more »»

Block Watch adds eyes, ears to law enforcement

December 4, 2015 If you have been around Tiffin any significant amount of time you have most likely experienced or witnessed some level of crime: vandalism of private property, ransacking of vehicles and garages, or... more »»

Things to weigh when shopping for health care

December 2, 2015 December not only marks the countdown to holiday celebrations, it also is the time of year when many Ohioans are shopping for health insurance for 2016. more »»

Contest creates opportunity to talk about safety

November 29, 2015 About 1.3 million children have been reported missing this year in the United States, more than 18,000 of them in Ohio. Today, there are more than 600 children unaccounted for in this state. more »»

Express gratitude for great places to live

November 26, 2015 For the most part, the leaves have all turned and fallen to the ground. Sunsets come earlier, and the winds blow a little colder. more »»

Loan debt should not be endless

November 25, 2015 Right now, there are more payday lending stores in the United States than there are McDonald’s or Starbucks locations. more »»

Screen and ban tourists — but not refugees?

November 25, 2015 Americans are supposed to open our arms wide and embrace 20,000 or so refugees from Syria, even though there’s an excellent chance some of them may be terrorist moles. President Barack Obama says s. more »»

Habitat builds a foundation for those in need

November 25, 2015 Earlier this fall, I worked alongside fellow Ohioans with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Air Force veteran Mark Jones in Nelsonville. more »»

Did you hear the one about the 5-cent surcharge on emails?

November 15, 2015 Have you heard? The Beatles’ sons are forming a new band. Concert dates are yet to be announced. On a more important subject, Wisconsin Gov. more »»

Immigrants important to America’s past, future

November 13, 2015 Thanks to the presidential candidates, immigration again is at the forefront of the national agenda. Unfortunately, the focus on unauthorized immigrants threatens to cast a pall over the whole issu. more »»

Protect finances of Ohioans serving in uniform

November 11, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans are deployed overseas serving in our nation’s military, according to a recent count. more »»

Hire a veteran — or, go to work for one

November 11, 2015 Veterans Day celebrates the sacrifices of those who have served in the military, but these veterans need meaningful work when transitioning to society. more »»

When did the pack yield to the clan?

November 8, 2015 … Then the Woman picked up a roasted mutton-bone and threw it to Wild Dog, and said, “Wild Thing out of the Wild Woods, taste and try. more »»

Gardening for those who don’t

November 8, 2015 I have spoken to a number of people lately who tell me they read this column in spite of the fact they no longer garden. more »»

Interest rates influence entrepreneurs’ decisions

November 4, 2015 One of the reasons for the recent roller coaster ride in the stock market has been the anticipation of a possible increase in interest rates. more »»

Increase access to timely, quality prenatal care

November 3, 2015 Each year, more than 1 million babies are born to mothers who did not receive adequate prenatal car. more »»

Don’t give up on the garden in the winter

November 1, 2015 As most of the color disappears from the garden, it is time to think of some ways to keep things interesting in the flower beds. more »»

 
 
 

 

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