Immigration in focus for rural America

A raid in north central Nebraska put a spotlight on immigration in rural America.It targeted alleged labor exploitation by a local employment agency. ...

November 30th, 2018 |  


Burnin’ hunk of … Elvis’ house

Burnin’ hunk of … Elvis’ house

Jimmy Rogers and his dog, Honey, were walking, as they do every morning, in the comfortable, tree-lined Audubon Park neighborhood of East Memphis, Ten...

November 28th, 2018 |  


Project SEARCH serves students

One responsibility of Great Oaks Career Campuses is to serve all with career training and education. Project SEARCH is one creative and effective way ...

November 28th, 2018 |  



The day the big oak fell

The day the big oak fell

About a week ago the wind and the ice came to town, as they frequently have, under the cover of darkness a few minutes after the 6:32 a.m. freight tra...

November 27th, 2018 |  


Securing the benefits our veterans earned

Securing the benefits our veterans earned

This month’s Veterans Day celebrations around Ohio are a reminder that nothing is more important than serving those who have sacrificed so much ...

November 27th, 2018 |  


Enjoy Christmas before it’s over

Christmas is coming fast but try to slow down. Before you know it Christmas will be over.Most of us live our lives in a hurry. We hurry to finish scho...

November 26th, 2018 |  


Think of poinsettias as long-lasting bouquets

Think of poinsettias as long-lasting bouquets

Have you decided that Christmas poinsettias are a waste of money? Well, perhaps you should reconsider. Here’s a plant that, during the drab wint...

November 26th, 2018 |  


On Santa: What to say to the kids

On Santa: What to say to the kids

Ho-ho-ho! Do your kids believe in the magical, mythical, mysterious bearded man in the red suit who drives a sleigh with eight reindeer?Did you believ...

November 23rd, 2018 updated: November 23rd, 2018. |  


Congress should pass farm bill before 2018 ends

Congress has only a few days left in 2018 to pass legislation. Adopting a strong, new farm bill should be at the top of their list.Lawmakers should ap...

November 22nd, 2018 |  


Bring civility to Thanksgiving table

Bring civility to Thanksgiving table

One year ago, I joined Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and former Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) to participate in the “Setting the Table for C...

November 20th, 2018 |