Time to celebrate the new jobs economy

Just how hot is today’s economy? One of the best indicators is the unemployment rate. Right now, there are Americans old enough to vote who have...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Always willing to laugh with you

Always willing to laugh with you

I think that our passion can be easy, but it is how people treat each other that makes living with passion difficult. I feel like a lucky man. Truthfu...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Summer refresh for re-blooming daylilies

Summer refresh for re-blooming daylilies

Unlike regular daylilies, so-called “re-blooming” daylilies can give you constant color for much of the gardening season. Our personal fav...

July 9th, 2018 |  



Slow down and enjoy independence

Slow down and enjoy independence

“The road of life is never without trials and tribulations,” a fellow with a man-bun shouted one time from the middle of a crowd of people...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Where have all the bankers gone?

The Center for Rural Affairs first examined consolidation in the banking industry in “Where Have All the Bankers Gone?”, a 1978 report. We...

July 6th, 2018 |  


I spent a lifetime getting here

I spent a lifetime getting here

I spent the first 25 years of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.Turns out, however, there weren’t too many ladies out there looki...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Supporting Ohio grandparents

Supporting Ohio grandparents

We all know how devastating the addiction epidemic has been for our state, and it has far-reaching consequences for Ohio families. It’s often gr...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Retaining walls that last — It’s in the ‘batter’

Retaining walls that last — It’s in the ‘batter’

It’s tragic to spend the time and money to build a retaining wall only to have it fail. Unstable walls can be dangerous; at the very least they ...

July 4th, 2018 |  


15 tips to stay safe this summer

Summer is traditionally a season of relaxation and recreation, yet it’s also a common time for injuries as people step outside to enjoy the weat...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Six months in, tax reform is making a real difference

Six months in, tax reform is making a real difference

The tax reform and tax cut legislation that passed at the end of last year has now been in place for six months. It’s time to take stock of how ...

July 2nd, 2018 |