USDA secretary: New boss same as the old boss

The federal government certainly has no issue spending taxpayer money these days. The budget deficit for 2020 surpassed $3 trillion, a level far beyon...

January 16th, 2021 |  


Remote access to meetings is not ideal

As a local government reporter, I watch a lot of public meetings — from city councils and county boards, to criminal intake hearings and public ...

January 6th, 2021 |  


Media has long history of disrupting elections

“The general election is not an organizational exercise. It’s a mass media exercise.”– Roger StoneAll aspects of our lives wer...

January 4th, 2021 |  



Bill to provide resources for ODNR

Bill to provide resources for ODNR

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources welcomes visitors every day to state parks, forests, nature preserves, and wildlife areas in all of Ohio̵...

January 4th, 2021 |  


These are the times that try our souls

“If trouble must come, let it come in my time, so my children can live in peace.” — Thomas PaineIt was Christmas December 1776 in Am...

December 28th, 2020 |  


Moving forward after tough year

Moving forward after tough year

I think we are all ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a tough year. The health care and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have c...

December 26th, 2020 |  


Reining in the real juggernaut of politics: Higher education

Americans just poured an eye-popping $14 billion into the 2020 elections, making it the single most expensive campaign cycle in U.S. history. Yet for ...

December 22nd, 2020 |  


Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Saturnalia

Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Saturnalia

The holiday season is upon us. We will soon be in the midst of our traditional period of rest between the spiritually significant solstice celebration...

December 22nd, 2020 |  


Lake Erie Fall Brawl ends

Lake Erie Fall Brawl ends

Thanksgiving has come and gone and so has the 10th annual Lake Erie Fall Brawl.Never heard of the Lake Erie Fall Brawl? The Lake Erie Fall Brawl is a ...

December 21st, 2020 |  


Where has the truth gone?

Where has the truth gone?

“Want to buy a new car with bad credit? No problem. Come into our dealership and we will get you approved—guaranteed! You will be pre-appr...

December 19th, 2020 |