Yesterday – That Four-Poster!

There was a new consignment auction sale in our town in the late 1930’s. It was held in a formerly vacant business room on North Fayette Street....

December 9th, 2015 |  


Foster care reforms focused on improving future

Foster care reforms focused on improving future

Under current Ohio law, the latest a person is eligible to receive foster care or adoption assistance, such as payments, is at the age of 18. By the t...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Gift cards just right when purchased with care

Gift cards just right when purchased with care

In this season of giving, one item stands out as a convenient present that doesn’t require a package or bow: the gift card. A shopper can choose...

December 7th, 2015 |  



Fire and punitive damages

In 2004, a fire destroyed Building 3 of the Village Green Apartments, located in Beachwood, Ohio. An investigator determined that the fire originated ...

December 7th, 2015 |  


A home, two Ohio families, and Pearl Harbor

I miss a man I never met. Howard Keniston. He had two sons. He lost two sons. On the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941 — a day that shall indeed &...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


Yesterdays – The Big Snow

Remember the big snow of 1984? I had gone to Columbus to buy a formal for the upcoming Christmas Dance. My older sister Norma had welcomed the birth o...

December 1st, 2015 |  


The Life of Our Actions

We’re in a great rush to make that transaction, so much time given into beating the deadline. How many moments do we forgo our life’s pass...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Talk to children about safety

Talk to children about safety

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...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Building a foundation for those in need

Building a foundation for those in need

“As we count our blessing this year, let’s also think about others who have fallen on hard times and be thankful for groups like Habitat w...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Protecting Ohioans from predatory loans

Protecting Ohioans from predatory loans

Right now, there are more payday lending stores in the United States than there are McDonald’s or Starbucks locations. This industry continues t...

November 23rd, 2015 |