Getting the news: a fond goal

Getting the news: a fond goal

Sometimes you have days that remind you of moments in your past.When I worked in Washington, D.C., I at one point was press secretary to an Illinois C...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Column: CARE Act would help Ohio’s efforts in Opioid crisis

Column: CARE Act would help Ohio’s efforts in Opioid crisis

I recently called for a full-scale public health campaign to fight the opioid epidemic. Getting Ohioans struggling with addiction the treatment they n...

April 26th, 2018 |  


In the caves of Kentucky: the Floyd Collins saga

In the caves of Kentucky: the Floyd Collins saga

Editor’s note: This is something a little different from Fritz Ackerman. It’s a three-part series about a true event far removed from the Clear Fo...

April 26th, 2018 updated: April 26th, 2018. |  



A proper salute to tomatoes, greens

A proper salute to tomatoes, greens

I just had my first taste of a warm weather favorite.And it was located right outside my office door.A sometimes grower, you see, is always on the loo...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Column: Weather might be getting better for fishing

Column: Weather might be getting better for fishing

It’s been a frustrating start to the fishing year with the constant flooding and old man winter not letting go. However, I think we may have fina...

April 23rd, 2018 updated: April 23rd, 2018. |  


A Barbara Bush favorite, my dog biscuits

A Barbara Bush favorite, my dog biscuits

If you’re a news hound, you pay attention to any day’s events.Some of those events trigger many memories.When I heard that Barbara Bush ha...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Marilyn John deserves to be a Richland County commissioner

I’m writing in support of the re-election of Marilyn John as Richland County Commissioner. She has earned the recognition as a a successful commi...

April 18th, 2018 updated: April 18th, 2018. |  


This is a guy who deserves reverence

This is a guy who deserves reverence

You know how good you can feel when you have a life-affirming experience? There are days you do have them. They are rare, of course. But when yo...

April 13th, 2018 updated: April 17th, 2018. |  


Sherrod Brown column: We must protect net neutrality

Sherrod Brown column: We must protect net neutrality

High-speed internet is an absolute necessity, and the free flow of information is vital to our everyday lives. It impacts the way we live, work, study...

April 13th, 2018 updated: April 13th, 2018. |  


Law you can use column: Consumers have credit record rights

Law you can use column: Consumers have credit record rights

Credit score basicsUnless you live in a cash-only world, being able to get credit is critical to buying almost anything. Before giving you credit, a l...

April 12th, 2018 |