Waiting for the sun to return

Waiting for the sun to return

An enormous box arrived at our house. It was filled with food and cleaning supplies and, yes, toilet paper. I feel guilty. But the truth is, these sup...

March 24th, 2020 |  


We can fight COVID 19 together

We can fight COVID 19 together

Recently, the State of Ohio issued a “Stay at Home” order. I know that actions like this cause many citizens discomfort, uncertainty and e...

March 24th, 2020 |  


It’s still okay for us to smile

It’s still okay for us to smile

Fifty years ago — April 1970 — I put on my first lab coat, white shirt, white pants and shoes. My name tag read; “Randy Riley –...

March 23rd, 2020 |  



What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


Supporting communities during a pandemic

In the middle of this public health crisis, I am in constant communication with Governor DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, and other health ...

March 20th, 2020 |  


World turns at God’s pleasure

World turns at God’s pleasure

I am always amazed at how suspicious we humans become in the face of, well, everything that comes along. Let’s examine.Communist infiltration in...

March 18th, 2020 |  


Census 2020: Why rural counts

By now, you have most likely received a postcard or letter in your mailbox inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census.Set forth as an effort to co...

March 18th, 2020 |  


Gardens should stand the test of time

Gardens should stand the test of time

In a lifetime of landscaping we’ve seen our share of community garden projects. Memorial tree plantings; “welcome” plantings at the ...

March 16th, 2020 |  


Waiting in the unknown is the scariest part

Waiting in the unknown is the scariest part

We’ve had some rough days lately in the newsroom at the Record-Herald office.Regardless of what others think of us, we genuinely care about our ...

March 16th, 2020 |  


Healthcare — this feeling has to change

Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don’t have to go th...

March 11th, 2020 |