Allowing more Ohio workers to earn overtime pay

Allowing more Ohio workers to earn overtime pay

It’s simple: if you work extra hours, you should earn extra pay.Four and a half years ago in Columbus, I stood with then-Vice President Biden an...

April 12th, 2021 |  


HCBS Access Act would dismantle vital program

Probably most families with aging, disabled or handicapped members do not know about a bill called the HCBS Access Act making its way through Congress...

April 9th, 2021 |  


With smiles all around!

The flakes that snowed on my spring parade last week notwithstanding, my spirits have been moving in an upward trajectory. With hours of sunshine out-...

April 6th, 2021 |  



American Rescue Plan: delivering results for Ohio

American Rescue Plan: delivering results for Ohio

We passed the American Rescue Plan to get shots in people’s arms, money in families’ pockets, children back in schools, and workers back o...

April 5th, 2021 |  


Protecting Ohio students from hazing

Protecting Ohio students from hazing

Another Ohio family is grieving. Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University, died after alleged alcohol-induced hazing at ...

March 31st, 2021 |  


Say goodbye to those quarantine pounds

Say goodbye to those quarantine pounds

QUESTION: Both my wife and I have packed on several pounds since the beginning of quarantine. Do you have any tips on how to help us change out of our...

March 30th, 2021 |  


When the end becomes the beginning

Of late, I have been viewing life as circles, with endings leading to beginnings that will end just in time to begin again. Motherly wisdom, inquisiti...

March 30th, 2021 |  


Sweet potato fries are healthy, delicious

Sweet potato fries are healthy, delicious

QUESTION: I’ve got a huge sack of sweet potatoes, but besides baking, how else can I prepare them? ANSWER: First, it’s important to note t...

March 24th, 2021 |  


An Otterbein story: mine!

After several days last week of working on arrangements for the pandemically-delayed 50th reunion of my college graduation, I am still awash in the go...

March 23rd, 2021 |  


March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.March is celebrated nat...

March 19th, 2021 |