Roosevelt, Churchill and Christmas 1941

On Christmas Eve 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked out of the White House, pressed a button, and lit a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 red,...

December 26th, 2015 |  


Christmas celebrates birth of Jesus

Christmas celebrates birth of Jesus

Normally, my commentary is on some political issue, but I have decided to change topics today. Easter is the story of Jesus Christ’s death and r...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

In the spirit of Christmas, we are excited to reprint this editorial from The New York Sun and affirm that there is a Santa Claus.On Sept. 21, 1897, T...

December 24th, 2015 |  



Hope is found in Christmas

Hope is found in Christmas

We watch.We wait.We listen.For His coming.The darkness of the world has pressed upon us.The challenges of life have extracted their toll.Where will ne...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Year in review

As we get ready to ring in a new year, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the achievements made by the Ohio House of Representative...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Celebrating this season of giving

As another year comes to a close, and many of us gather with loved ones to celebrate holidays important to our faiths and filled with traditions dear ...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Is Trump exploiting ‘anger, frustration, fear’ of ‘blue-collar men’?

“I do believe that the country is inexorably changing [demographically]… [and] when you combine that demographic change with all the econo...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

I do so love Christmas-and what is Christmas without kids? Last night at our Church Christmas Dinner Santa Claus showed up and all the kiddies headed ...

December 21st, 2015 |  


Storage bins and tax appeals

The Metamora Elevator Company owns eight acres of land in Fulton County that contains grain silos, storage bins, tanks, and buildings used to process ...

December 21st, 2015 |  


Chow Line: Make water festive for holiday gatherings

Chow Line: Make water festive for holiday gatherings

We are hosting several parties over the holidays. Many of our friends are more health-conscious these days, and I would like to serve some healthy but...

December 21st, 2015 |