A friend of mine revealed one of his cooking secrets to me. He uses mushrooms to enhance flavor in his favorite dishes. He doesn’t know why, but...

May 15th, 2019 |  


Strange stars in Corona Borealis

Strange stars in Corona Borealis

If you look to the east just after dark, you will see Arcturus, the brightest star of the spring and early summer sky, rising in the east.Below Arctur...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Hey peeps — chicks, art on view

Hey peeps — chicks, art on view

As I write this column, my senses are overjoyed by the sights and sounds around me – not to mention my coffee that smells quite nice beside me. ...

May 13th, 2019 |  



Tax reform is working

Tax reform is working

We have a strong economy today, thanks in part to the pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory relief Congress has put in place. Companies l...

May 11th, 2019 |  


Pay attention to ash trees

Pay attention to ash trees

In the fall of 2017, I wrote an article about the devastating and depressing effects of the emerald ash borer (EAB) on our ash trees. Since it was fir...

May 11th, 2019 |  


Supporting all Ohio children

Supporting all Ohio children

As a society, we are leaving too many children behind.Our child welfare agencies are overwhelmed by the number of kids entering the system, and the ad...

May 11th, 2019 |  


Facts about ex post facto

“The sentiment that ex post facto laws are against natural right is so strong in the United States, that few, if any, of the State constitutions...

May 10th, 2019 |  


Symphony has ‘Local Focus’

Symphony has ‘Local Focus’

The Central Ohio Symphony concluded its 40th season on April 27 with a nearly sold-out concert entitled “Local Focus.” The first half of t...

May 9th, 2019 |  


Ryan for president: The ‘Uncandidate’

Ryan for president: The ‘Uncandidate’

Remember the old ads for 7 Up, the “uncola”? The catchy slogan played up how the soft drink was different from Coke.If I were labeling Dem...

May 8th, 2019 |  


In South America and Asia, people have been using the leaves of the stevia plant as a sweetener for centuries. In North America and Europe, it has onl...

May 8th, 2019 |