David Trinko: Why the newspaper keeps reporting numbers

David Trinko: Why the newspaper keeps reporting numbers

The old adage says numbers never lie.According to plenty of internet comments over the past two years, they lied to you nearly daily.If you’re a...

March 18th, 2022 |  


John Grindrod: Some thoughts on clutter, both at work and at home

John Grindrod: Some thoughts on clutter, both at work and at home

While working as a quality inspector for Mid-American Cleaning Contractors, I make my way through a wide swath of workspaces, both workers’ cubi...

March 18th, 2022 |  


Today, we are all Ukrainian

Today, we are all Ukrainian

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Wilmington developing sister-city relationships with three communities in Ukraine. As I wrote that column, Russian forc...

March 11th, 2022 |  



John Grindrod: Reflections on Landon and his early February visit

John Grindrod: Reflections on Landon and his early February visit

During my teaching days, I always enjoyed doing with my classes John Greenleaf Whittier’s 1866 narrative poem “Snowbound: A Winter Idyl,&#...

March 4th, 2022 |  


Preserving African American burial grounds, protecting Ohio history

Preserving African American burial grounds, protecting Ohio history

A few years ago, I joined community leaders in Cincinnati to visit Union Baptist Cemetery, one of the most historic African American burial grounds in...

February 25th, 2022 |  


Appreciating the nice guys

Appreciating the nice guys

One of the things I’ve always liked about watching football is what a team sport it is.For me, the Super Bowl was always the greatest showcase o...

February 18th, 2022 |  


Tackling the semiconductor chip shortage

Tackling the semiconductor chip shortage

Semiconductor chips are one of the most important inputs in the modern manufacturing process. And over the past year, Ohio manufacturers have faced se...

February 11th, 2022 |  


Hail to those special groundhogs

Hail to those special groundhogs

Each year, I have to chuckle as Feb. 2 approaches, for it’s on that day that a rodent perceived as a pest by most for the rest of the 364 days o...

February 4th, 2022 |  


Building memories and a treehouse

Building memories and a treehouse

At the far end of Maple Street in Germantown was a narrow strip of woods between two cornfields. That skinny bit of woods led down to Twin Creek about...

February 4th, 2022 |  


Burying the term ‘Rust Belt’

Burying the term ‘Rust Belt’

I joined Senator Portman and leadership from Intel in Columbus recently to announce that 10,000 good-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs are coming to...

February 4th, 2022 |