Treasures in the trash

Treasures in the trash

I guess you could call me a hoarder, at least when it comes to memorabilia and clothes. I don’t feel like the label fits, but my wife keeps tell...

January 15th, 2019 |  


What is it about dogs?

What is it about dogs?

“Histories are fuller of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” Alexander PopeWhat is it about dogs?In the wild they search fo...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Plants need winter weather

Plants need winter weather

Most plants have a natural “sleep” period (called dormancy) during the winter, because actively growing plants can’t stand freezing ...

January 14th, 2019 |  



Where everyone knew your name

Where everyone knew your name

I spent my New Year’s Eve last week in much the same way I’ve spent it for the past decade: sitting on my couch at home, surrounded by fam...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Life at the children’s home

Life at the children’s home

In a sense, today’s story came about by chance.Two weeks ago, former Blanchester Mayor Lee Miller was laid to rest in his beloved town of Blanch...

January 9th, 2019 |  


The fun in exercise

The fun in exercise

Exercise is fun, but not in that sense that we learned from our childhood impressions. It is fun in the sense that there is challenge that must be con...

January 9th, 2019 |  


Building trails on your property

Building trails on your property

Have you ever hiked the Appalachian Trail or one like it? One of the great pleasures is to enjoy a walk in the woods and fields without having to stum...

January 7th, 2019 |  


Protecting Ohioans’ health care

Protecting Ohioans’ health care

Last month, a Texas judge handed down a despicable decision that threatens the health coverage of 20 million people and undermines pre-existing condit...

January 7th, 2019 |  


Vacation not all it’s cracked up to be

Vacation not all it’s cracked up to be

Here is the problem with going on vacation: You can take a vacation from work and you can take a vacation from school … but you can’t take...

January 4th, 2019 |  


It’s time for some resolve this New Year

It’s time for some resolve this New Year

Resolve is a firm determination to do something. I have said that where achievement once mattered, resolve must take its place. We want to achieve a l...

January 4th, 2019 |