The 2021 Christmas photo of U.S. Rep. Andy Ogles, the Republican whose district includes Nashville, Tennessee, was deleted from his social-media profile shortly after the March 27 mass murder at a private Christian school in that city.
The heat is on state Rep. Thomas F. Patton, a Strongsville Republican, for his recent amendment to the transportation budget bill that would have killed a downtown Cleveland bike-lane project. Feeling the heat, Rep. Patton backed off his effort to prohibit the addition of bike lanes in the m…
I can offer a few words of assurance for the enemies of true green energy who are in an uproar against the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s efforts to develop a regional Climate Action Plan. Don’t get your bowels in an uproar. The political leaders of Ohio have got your rears.
Regardless of whether some people in Geauga County like it, or even recognize it, their county is interconnected with neighboring Cuyahoga County. Of course, there are differences among counties, regardless of their situations, but neighbors have common interests.
Recent events on Capitol Hill put a magnified focus on a Republican Party divided between its extreme right-wing minority and its somewhat less right-wing majority. Yes, there’s still that other minority faction of good-old-fashioned conservative GOP members who could be dumped like former U…
This being the time of year to reflect on the past 12 months, I must say that the recent “return to my roots” has been most gratifying as well as reflective.
This being the time of year for season’s greetings and such, I’d like to extend my good wishes for U.S. Rep. David P. Joyce, a Republican from South Russell, to serve his constituents and country for another two years.
I woke up the other morning and wondered whether I was woke. I knew I was awake but didn’t know if I was woke.
U.S. Rep. David P. Joyce, a Republican from South Russell, and I go back a long way. Soon after he became Geauga County prosecutor in 1988, I became editor of the Times newspapers.
Unlike most people in the media, from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal and from Fox News to MSNBC, I’m sick and tired of: Inflation. Inflation. Inflation. It seems that I can’t open up a daily newspaper or switch on the evening news without being exhorted that inflation is gobbl…
“I, (insert name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States ...
Friday, Nov. 11, “was the 51st Veterans Day that I have commemorated as an American military veteran. I have to confess that it hasn’t always been celebratory. It hasn’t always been easy.”
Coming up on Nov. 8, the Party of Trump (POT) is poised to recapture a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The POT moniker fits the 147 House members who identify as Republicans and voted on Jan. 7, 2021, to overturn the undeniable results of the 2020 presidential election.
Growing up in the 1960s, I was a pretty good competitive swimmer. My sister Vonnie was a very good competitive swimmer.
In 1979, when the late-Times Editor Terry Skall and late-publisher Hal Douthit selected me as news editor of the brand-new Solon Times newspaper, Wayne E. Godzich was a detective with the Solon Police Department.
In the fall of 2006, when I first met Josh Mandel, then a Lyndhurst city councilman and Republican candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives, I found him to be likable and well-qualified for that office.
I wonder whatever happened to Nikolai Knerik. Is he even still alive? If so, does he still live in Moscow? Has he had a good life? Did he get married, have children, maybe even grandchildren?
“The horror … the horror …” Those were the last words spoken by Col. Walter E. Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando in the 1979 film “Apocalypse Now.” It’s my favorite Vietnam War movie, and those words frequently joggle from my memory.
There’s no way to ease the agony experienced by the loved ones of Bainbridge resident Sally B. Schultz, 85, who was recklessly killed in Solon Dec. 3 by the speeding driver of a stolen vehicle. There’s no way to bring her back. No amount of money can pay away the pain.
According to the 1950 U.S. Census, Cleveland was the country’s seventh-largest city in population. Nearby Akron, which then was well known as the “Rubber City,” was larger in population than Miami, Florida. Not-so-far-away Canton was larger than Phoenix. That was before air conditioning made…
In August 2012, the Times newspapers published an editorial under the headline, “Time to reboot on redistricting.”
State Sen. Matthew J. Dolan, of Chagrin Falls, is a RINO, Republican in Name Only, if you can believe former President Donald J. Trump. That is pertinent because of Sen. Dolan’s recent announcement that he is joining the field seeking to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.
Idolization of the “Thin Blue Line” flag by presumptuous police supporters in Solon barely seven months after that same flag was weaponized along with Confederate and Trump flags against Capitol Police seems more than a bit ironic.
As these words appear on the computer screen before me, I’m back in Vietnam. The news reports and videos from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, have taken my mind back to the ones we received from Saigon in April 1975. My heart is with the people of Afghanistan now as it was with the people…
They should have seen it coming.