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Letter: ‘Wisdom’ to consider this November


The Honorable Geoff Duncan, the most recent former lieutenant governor of Georgia, has announced that, “Unlike Trump, I’ve belonged to the GOP my entire life. This November, I am voting for a decent person I disagree with on policy over a criminal defendant without a moral compass.”

Letter: Consider attending school event


Maybe you graduated from Delaware Hayes many years ago. Maybe your kids graduated from Hayes (our kids graduated 30 years ago). Maybe you have kids that are currently attending Hayes. Or maybe you know kids in your neighborhood that attend Delaware City Schools. Have you attended a school athletic, academic, theater, or music event recently?

Mizar is one of history’s most significant stars


As I taught my very last class at Ohio Wesleyan a few days ago and sat down to work on this column, I realized with a start that I have been writing it weekly since February 1987. That’s 450-plus columns and counting.

DCDL programs to focus on Alzheimer’s, dementia


Thank you for reading our “Back to Basics” series over the past several weeks. I received great feedback from many loyal readers. Now that our basics have been covered, we’ll return to your regularly scheduled Delaware County District Library “Glad You Asked” column.

Victim advocates are unsung heroes


As so much of the outside or media “hype” surrounding criminal cases revolves around the defendant and their actions, the other side, that can often seem forgotten is the side of the victims. Our office works very closely with victims of crimes, and our ability to do so is enhanced by the dedicated team of victim advocates that work with us. This specialized unit within the prosecutor’s office is called the Victim Services Unit — or as we most often call it — VSU.

New OWU initiative is great for local students


Ever since I read the article in the Delaware Gazette on April 24 about Ohio Wesleyan University’s new initiative, I have been extremely happy about what they are going to do.

Bend in the Big Dipper’s handle


Even the most familiar astronomical objects have hidden depths if you think of them as mirrors. Look at a familiar star grouping like the Big Dipper, and perhaps you will see its very human face staring back at you.

Their View: A major step to crack down on fentanyl traffickers


Last week, we took a major step to crack down on fentanyl traffickers, so that we can keep this deadly drug out of Ohio. After months of building bipartisan support, we passed my FEND Off Fentanyl Act and the president signed it into law.

Books clubs help provided sense of community, belonging


When the world was in the throes of the pandemic, every individual, organization, business and nonprofit had many difficult decisions to make. We kept hearing the phrase “essential.” Essential workers. Essential services. Organizations were forced to look at their core missions and name their essentials that would be maintained to keep some normalcy of the day-to-day and maintain their mission.

Closer look at Domestic Relations Court programs


I had an amazing opportunity to attend an International Symposium on Family Court Reform. Only 35 Domestic relations and family law judges from around the world were invited to attend the symposium.


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