School’s cruel with lunch money threat

School’s cruel with lunch money threat

You wouldn’t think people would want the title of “America’s Meanest,” but it seems so many are vying for it.Today’s win...

July 29th, 2019 |  


Why is my lawn burning up?

Why is my lawn burning up?

At this time of year it takes special care to keep your lawn from drying out. Most people believe that the only way to insure healthy turf year round ...

July 29th, 2019 |  


Go to the rising sun

Over the past few weeks, I have found myself faced with the idea of death more than what is usually typical of my relatively charmed life. Although I&...

July 26th, 2019 |  



Bearing witness at the border

Bearing witness at the border

Last week, Connie and I traveled to El Paso, Texas, on our southern border, to bear witness to this humanitarian crisis. We met with children and fami...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


Landscaping that can survive drought

Landscaping that can survive drought

Xeriscaping means landscaping that doesn’t need much water to look nice. For people who live out West, it’s a way of life. We’re use...

July 22nd, 2019 |  


Connecting capital and small town home ownership

Home ownership increases family and community stability and is a key strategy to help low- and middle-income families build assets. In many regions, r...

July 18th, 2019 |  


A tinge, twinge and a singe

A tinge, twinge and a singe

As a practical joker myself, I know revenge can be sweet. Several names of friends, the usual suspects, crossed my mind when I opened our mailbox rece...

July 16th, 2019 |  


Armstrong’s walk on the Moon still inspires

Armstrong’s walk on the Moon still inspires

Fifty years ago this week, one of Ohio’s greatest sons, Neil Armstrong, became the first man to walk on the Moon. On July 20, 1969, the world wa...

July 16th, 2019 |  


Beating Japanese beetles

Beating Japanese beetles

Suddenly Japanese beetles are invading our gardens, stripping our favorite plants practically overnight. How do we combat this annual invasion, now an...

July 15th, 2019 |  


Fighting for healthcare for every Ohioan

Fighting for healthcare for every Ohioan

Last week, a federal court heard arguments in a case supported by the Trump Administration that threatens the health coverage of 20 million Americans ...

July 15th, 2019 |