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Random thoughts as I did a  four-minute mile on the stationary bike to start the evening of workouts. I did watch a bit of the evening news where I saw the media was finally again focusing on stories other than just our politics.

We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank, on behalf of our family, Ashtabula City Council for their moment of silence during their meeting honoring our father upon his passing in December and to Kym Foglio for reading a beautiful statement provided by Tim Dibble, a dear famil…

Last Monday’s column by Star Parker demonstrated the delusions which are at the heart of right-wing politics. It’s not the left-wing media, or any media of any description that has prompted the conflict within the Republican Party. It is the actions of Donald Trump which have prompted that c…

Hasbro’s announcement this week about Mr. Potato Head was quickly sliced and diced. Days later, the toymaker is still getting mashed and roasted on social media.

The Blizzard of 1978 spoiled me. Two weeks of below-zero temperatures, arctic wind and somewhere between a buttload and a metric ton of snow was a dream for northeastern Ohio kids.

Twenty-Twenty will be a year none of us will forget very soon. An old philosophy teacher once wrote that most men would rather die than think and most of them do! There was a time when some men had respect for proper authority but not many men ever have appreciated it. Civil law has mostly i…

In the late 1950’s a Scientific article was published that earth and the United States was about to re-enter the “ice age” and glaciers would once again come from Canada and bury us. Well this certainly was alarming news and it was backed by Science!

Come again? The writer of the January 30 Letter to the Editor wants Charlie Frye removed as Election Board chair because she is unhappy with the decision against Democrat Eli Kalil, insinuating that both decisions were politically motivated. The judge’s decision for Mr. Frye was carefully la…

Shhh! Listen. Did you hear that? Be still; listen carefully. Is that God crying? You say God is the Almighty, He doesn’t cry. Are you sure?

Recently The Star Beacon published a banner headline regarding a not guilty verdict for Board of Elections director, Charlie Frye, in a case about theft of political signs from last fall. It seems that the judge did not believe that the state had proved its case. Fair enough.

February is Career and Technical Education Month and we want to recognize the achievements of our students, while sharing the excitement for our programs at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus. 

It is a great honor and privilege to represent our communities and the 32nd Senate District in the Ohio Statehouse. Indeed, I am humbled by the confidence the people have placed in me to be their voice in the Ohio Senate.

I found the article “Frye has to go as Board of Elections director,” by Christine Seuffert very entertaining in these boring days at home filled with COVID and political unrest.

After labeling non-supporters of Donald Trump as socialists, Antifa supporters and communists, Trump supporters are crying about being labeled themselves. Sorry no tears.

The Democratic Party now controls the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. Many Democrats say they are “Proud Progressives.” What does that mean? Progressivism came out of the late 1800’s. Men like Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were enamored by Marx’s writings. The idea of a utopia in…

Once again the National Guard has been in the news. Never do I recall a time when they have been activated so often. Last year was a banner year with COVID-19, riots and natural disasters and 2021 has started out with the largest activation since Desert Storm.

Recent news informed us the Director of the Ashtabula County Board of Elections and Ashtabula County Republican Party Chairman Charlie Frye was found not guilty in a political sign theft case. The case was ruled on by a long-time Republican judge from out of county without a jury because of …

Firstly, I wish to thank and congratulate our Secretary of State and all the county Boards of Election for the conduct of the election.

From the beginning of our nation’s history, education has been held high in the minds of most people. Harvard started early and since then a system of public/private education has taught the masses. We spend millions on that system supposedly designed to produce a competent knowledge for a g…

In 1943 Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in in the case of West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette: 

Enough already! It didn’t take five minutes from the start of the riot on the Capitol for the Dems and their media sycophants to label it  ‘racist’ and smear all Trump voters with the label of ‘white supremacist’ and ‘insurrectionist’. Before the facts were in they had impeached President Tr…

Our so-called Trump supporters who are giving up need to go back to the word of God and make sure they know what they are doing. We born-again Christians never give up. People perish for lack of knowledge. The answers to this chaos is so simple. You can’t trust what you read in the newspaper…

I never dreamed I would be moved to write a letter as this one on my 77h birthday! Here goes my opinion on the tragic events that occured in the land of the free and home of the brave, on my birthday.

We are divided. This wasn’t friends and neighbors engaged in healthy, productive debate. In its majority, it was vituperative, hostile and not at all conduct of civilized discourse. Nor was there any intrinsic value, for no room was left for understanding. I don’t for a moment believe it fai…

After the election of 2016, if you recall, Trump declared that the only way he could have lost the popular vote was by fraud. He set up a commission under Kris Kobach to investigate voter fraud.  After months of investigation, they found none, folded their tents and went home.

From the beginning of our nation’s history, education has been held high in the minds of most people. Harvard started early and since then a system of public/private education has taught the masses. We spend millions on that system supposedly designed to produce a competent knowledge for a g…

Fellow Ohio Citizens, please urge our legislators to join with others in challenging the electoral college vote. All political parties benefit from election integrity. When our votes are offset by fraudulent votes, we no longer have a voice in government. We as a nation lose our identity as …

The Military Oder of the Cootie, the Honor Degree of the VFW dedicated to helping Veterans less fortunate than ourselves has been in existence since 1920. Born in the trenches of World War I Europe where the soldier’s life was dismal at best and lice (Cooties) were embedded in the uniforms. …

Born and raised in Geneva, I brought my family back for Christmas to visit my Mom and sister’s family. With 15” of snow on the ground, I took my family sled riding at the high school the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, I got stuck at the entrance to the school. I barely got out of my van…

Thank you to MFG for its contribution or $5,500 to the Ashtabula Police Department’s K-9 unit. The contribution will outfit a police cruiser with a much-needed cage and cooling unit.

Good morning Ohio; still praying for you! The pages of the Star Beacon Opine Editorials will surely miss a good storyteller whose journey here ended.

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