Protecting Social Security

Protecting Social Security

During his campaign, President Trump promised to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He has broken that promise over and over.The Trump A...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Learning from history

Learning from history

Fifty-five years ago, I picked up a book from the paperback book rack in our high school library. At that time the American civil rights movement was ...

February 19th, 2020 |  


Controlling orchard pests with sprays

Controlling orchard pests with sprays

Late winter is a very important time for orchardists, because now is when you should apply dormant oil spray to your fruit trees. Dormant oil (also ca...

February 18th, 2020 |  



Toss out titles, absorb information

Toss out titles, absorb information

In the past several months my editor, along with a couple friends, have suggested I write a column as I tend to be passionate and highly opinionated&#...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Humbled by a guitar master

Humbled by a guitar master

When it comes time to regenerate, I usually head south. Nashville or the Smokeys are my usual destinations. Last weekend we headed to Nashville. It ha...

February 17th, 2020 |  


New meaning for Valentine’s Day

New meaning for Valentine’s Day

The festival of Lupercalia was a Roman celebration, and I am told that while it survived early Christianity, Pope Gelasius replaced it with St. Valent...

February 12th, 2020 |  


Designing & installing Perennial gardens

Designing & installing Perennial gardens

For the home gardener, the term Perennial means a plant with stems that usually die back in winter and a root system from which new foliage and flower...

February 12th, 2020 |  


Corner of Hope: Our own beacon of light

Corner of Hope: Our own beacon of light

It’s been one of those terrible, horrible, very bad, no good days. You get home and turn on the news just to see disaster and despair when all y...

February 11th, 2020 |  


Making it easier to afford a home

Making it easier to afford a home

Right now, many Ohioans are struggling to make ends meet. Even people with supposedly-middle-class jobs don’t feel stable. Wages have barely bud...

February 11th, 2020 |  


Innovation over interest rates

Innovation over interest rates

Ohio’s 15th Congressional District has more than its fair share of colleges, universities, and career and technical training centers.From four-y...

February 6th, 2020 |