At the Capitol: Discussion focuses on Loughry sentencing, education bill

At the Capitol: Discussion focuses on Loughry sentencing, education bill

With the now-significantly different versions of the omnibus education bill almost certainly headed for a showdown in a House-Senate conference commi...

February 16th, 2019 |  


From the Capitol: Legislative update

From the Capitol: Legislative update

We are just past the halfway point of the sixty-day State Legislative Session. The issue that has received the most attention this year has been the e...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Douglass’ message stands test of time

Douglass’ message stands test of time

In February, 1969, a group of black educators and black activist students at Kent State University first proposed Black History Month. Exactly one yea...

February 15th, 2019 |  



Going around in circles over traffic

Going around in circles over traffic

If you’re going to have friends (and I strongly recommend that you do), have friends that are smart and helpful. I am lucky enough to have sever...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Give a hug before the goodbye comes

Give a hug before the goodbye comes

The Mrs. had ailed consistently in recent years. As a matter of fact, she had just gotten home from another stay in the hospital. From her bed, she ca...

February 14th, 2019 |  


Search the Scriptures: ‘None of Self and All of Thee’

Search the Scriptures: ‘None of Self and All of Thee’

“None of Self and All of Thee” was a hymn written by Theodore Monod in 1874 and it has well expressed these many years the spiritual strug...

February 14th, 2019 |  


God’s Kids Korner: Happily ever after

God’s Kids Korner: Happily ever after

I know we all have read many, many fairy tales that end with the phrase, “And they lived happily ever after.” In this week’s Bible v...

February 14th, 2019 |  


Cross Words: The source of confidence

Cross Words: The source of confidence

I can relate to Jeremiah.He writes, “Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before ...

February 14th, 2019 |  


A Grandparent’s Voice: Thoughts of love

A Grandparent’s Voice: Thoughts of love

Bump ba da da, (one note down) bump ba da da, (another note down) bump ba da da, (up one note) bump ba da da. Oh, come on, you know the song. I’...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

One of my childhood heroes, Frank Robinson, died last week.Frank’s name might not be all that familiar to young people today. But to me back in ...

February 13th, 2019 |