For bike mechanic Byron Thornton, it’s the journey, not the money

If life indeed is a highway, there’s no doubt that Byron Thornton would want to ride it all night long on one of his five bicycles — and then hop right back on it again the very next day. The Columbus resident and Army brat-turned-Baker High School graduate admittedly eats, sleeps and breathes bicycling to the point that 21 years ago he left the automotive industry entirely to become a bike mechanic. He honed his craft at the old Mike’s Bikes store in north Columbus, then landed at Ride on Bikes on Broadway downtown in 2003.

Health reform — the GOP’s direction forward

When he was in office, President Obama stated that my party, the GOP, had been highly critical of the ACA (Obamacare), but had offered no alternative for improving access and cutting cost. At the time, he was right.

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Snakes, gators and bigger snakes at the annual Oxbow Meadows Reptile Fest

The annual event lets youngsters of all ages get up close and personal with reptiles large and small
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer
Snakes, gators and bigger snakes at the annual Oxbow Meadows Reptile Fest 2:21

Snakes, gators and bigger snakes at the annual Oxbow Meadows Reptile Fest

Sunday Interview with Dr Sylvester McRae 4:55

Sunday Interview with Dr Sylvester McRae

Hundreds wait in line at Chipper Jones book signing 2:23

Hundreds wait in line at Chipper Jones book signing

Rev. Willie Phillips keeps fighting for a crime-free Winterfield neighborhood 1:03

Rev. Willie Phillips keeps fighting for a crime-free Winterfield neighborhood