You can’t fool a tree

You can’t fool a tree

As much as you might wish for a particular tree, and no matter how much that tree appeals to you, you can’t fool it into thriving in growing con...

November 5th, 2019 |  


America’s wars — stay forever?

Many Americans have cried foul against President Trump for pulling our troops out of Syria and abandoning the Kurds. Yet, I have to ask, do we ever re...

November 1st, 2019 |  


Cost of wind projects continues steady decline

The U.S. wind industry is booming—expanding from 1.5 gigawatts of cumulative installed capacity in 1998 to 96.4 gigawatts of installed capacity ...

October 30th, 2019 |  



Ex-sports editor enjoys usher’s view

Ex-sports editor enjoys usher’s view

The fans on the third-base side of Nationals Park don’t know all that much about the usher patrolling sections 116 and 117, just above the third...

October 29th, 2019 |  


Fighting the honeysuckle invasion

Fighting the honeysuckle invasion

Several years ago I realized that our farm was being invaded by Japanese Honeysuckle, an aggressive shrub that takes over and smothers everything in i...

October 28th, 2019 |  


Early detection and more life to lead

Early detection and more life to lead

Every October the local newspapers that I oversee as editor attempt to bring our readers stories about their mothers (and fathers), wives, sisters and...

October 24th, 2019 |  


Protecting Ohioans with preexisting conditions

Protecting Ohioans with preexisting conditions

This month, a new report revealed that two million Ohioans could lose health care if President Trump gets his way and the entire Affordable Care Act i...

October 24th, 2019 |  


My prostate and thyroid cancer

I never wanted cancer - who does? Within four months I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and prostate cancer.Last October 26, my entire thyroid was re...

October 23rd, 2019 |  


Fall is the wrong time to prune lilacs

Fall is the wrong time to prune lilacs

For most gardeners, Lilac means the traditional “old-fashioned” shrub that graces so many old farmhouses, and probably your grandmother...

October 22nd, 2019 |  


Nothing is really impossible

A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational press...

October 18th, 2019 |