Flipping through a lifetime of clips

Flipping through a lifetime of clips

(This column brought to you by scissors.)Here’s something we should do more: Thank you for reading our newspaper.We also appreciate you reading ...

July 9th, 2019 |  


A garden tour for couch potatoes

A garden tour for couch potatoes

Have you ever experienced the magic of a beautiful estate garden? These are places where gardeners with vast imaginations and great wealth have create...

July 8th, 2019 |  


Watch: Running down a dream

Watch: Running down a dream

Each year, a few days after my birthday I undergo my annual physical, a procedure that produces the usual bit of apprehension.I’m always relieve...

July 5th, 2019 |  



Oh, those high school days

Oh, those high school days

Was it coincidence or something more, I wondered, last weekend as I sorted through some of my father-in-law’s old pictures with two of his daugh...

July 2nd, 2019 |  


Fighting the resurgence of meth and cocaine

Fighting the resurgence of meth and cocaine

Here in Ohio, we are finally making progress on stemming the tide of opioid abuse that’s been hitting our communities hard. In fact, from June o...

July 2nd, 2019 |  


SSCC is your community college

SSCC is your community college

When I have the opportunity to talk to groups about Southern State, I typically remind them that we are your state community college.I am mindful to g...

July 1st, 2019 |  


Getting rid of ‘stupid grass’

Getting rid of ‘stupid grass’

The way a landscape is designed and installed makes a huge difference in how many man-hours it takes to maintain. I grew up working in a family busine...

July 1st, 2019 |  


Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 28th, 2019 |  


The bonds of friendship

The bonds of friendship

John Patton and I have been friends for 60 years, a friendship fashioned through our mutual love of sports.We were teammates on the 1963 Wilmington Hu...

June 26th, 2019 |  


A playlist for your rainy days

A playlist for your rainy days

Here’s a drop of odd information for your day: I collect earworms.Don’t be grossed out. Earworm is a term for songs or snippets of songs t...

June 25th, 2019 |