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 |  



Teach your children to grow their own food

Teach your children to grow their own food

We seem to be enjoying prosperous times right now, with an economy strong enough to provide employment and pay increases to many Americans, but itR...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Protecting Ohioans’ drinking water

Protecting Ohioans’ drinking water

Last month, a new report from the Environmental Working Group found that drinking water contamination from PFAS chemicals is far more prevalent than w...

February 5th, 2020 |  


Are you ready for this?

Are you ready for this?

Here we are. Debbie is sitting on the loveseat in the living room. She staked out that roost years ago.I settled into my over-stuffed chair, better kn...

February 4th, 2020 |  


Kobe: Preparing for shocking death

The world was shocked January 26, 2020 by the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others. A helicopter that spiraled through a ...

February 4th, 2020 |  


How did this landscape disaster happen?

How did this landscape disaster happen?

As a landscaper specializing in “makeovers” (rebuilding existing landscapes) I often find myself looking at landscape disasters, trying to...

January 28th, 2020 |  


Deadline approaches to insure diverse crops

Farmers face risk from a variety of sources—weather, disease, markets, financial systems.While crop insurance offers a valuable option for many ...

January 28th, 2020 |  


The groundhog’s last plane ride

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is coming out soon to see or not see his shadow on his big day, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. If old’ furry Phil wa...

January 23rd, 2020 |