Some advice on nice, thick stews

Some advice on nice, thick stews

I went to a senior citizens’ luncheon recently at Bethany Lutheran church. The church ladies served a delicious, creamy bratwurst stew.I asked f...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Fascist states and Trump’s America: the parallels

Fascist states and Trump’s America: the parallels

Professor Annemarie Sammartino of the Oberlin College history department gave a wonderfully organized and lucid lecture at Kendal at Oberlin on the af...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


The King and the Costumer and I

The King and the Costumer and I

We just saw “The King and I” at Playhouse Square and the memories came flooding back.This Rogers and Hammerstein classic was the very firs...

March 20th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Passing the training to you

Our pages are filled with the rewards of open government. But readers don’t see the fight that often goes into reaping those rewards.From budget...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Connecting students with jobs

Connecting students with jobs

There are more than 100,000 jobs available in Ohio right now. And yet there are more than 280,000 Ohioans who are out of work. One important reason is...

March 15th, 2017 |  


We can’t let this happen to the women we love

We can’t let this happen to the women we love

I am embarrassed to admit that there was a time when I would roll my eyes when feminists spoke of living in a “rape culture.”Of course, I ...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Ohio tackles opioid epidemic

Ohio tackles opioid epidemic

Opioid abuse in Ohio is bad and getting worse. Increases in the number of foster-care children in agency custody, the number of poisonings and overdos...

March 15th, 2017 updated: March 15th, 2017. |  


What is Obamacare, anyway?

What is Obamacare, anyway?

A fine gentleman called the paper recently to ask a seemingly simple (but really very complicated) question: What is Obamacare?The caller voted in Nov...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Repealing ACA would hurt families

To the editor:I am a Lorain County resident and a voting constituent of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of District 4. I have watched the news out of Washington ...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Democracy dies behind closed doors

Democracy dies behind closed doors

Democracies die behind closed doors.Those were the words of federal judge Damon Keith about secret deportation hearings after the 9/11 attacks. Judge&...

March 13th, 2017 |