El Paso and Dayton, now what?

Americans have grieved over the senseless murders of 31 people recently gunned down in an El Paso, Texas Walmart and a Dayton, Ohio nightclub. People ...

August 7th, 2019 |  


Church in the lonesome pines

Church in the lonesome pines

My wife’s late mother, Margaret Whitt Freeman, grew up in southwest Virginia not far from the Clinch Mountains, where the air is pure, the strea...

August 6th, 2019 |  


Maidenhair tree is a living fossil

Maidenhair tree is a living fossil

Few nursery trees have as interesting a story as the Gingko. One reason is that Ginko trees are living fossils, dating back to the Early Jurassic peri...

August 6th, 2019 |  



This time, El Paso and then Dayton

Many Ohioans went to bed on Saturday with thoughts of El Paso, Texas. Earlier, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart there, killing 20 people and injuring...

August 5th, 2019 |  


Counting on neighbors to shop at markets

Some family farms have been feeding our neighbors for more than 100 years, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.Katie Jantzen is one ...

August 5th, 2019 |  


Choosing a career path

“All roads lead to Rome,” according to the medieval proverb. That is, travelers can take a variety of paths and all end up at the same pla...

August 2nd, 2019 |  


We shouldn’t need a holiday to remember these heroes

The year 2019, although barely half over, has already given Americans a number of special occasions to celebrate our patriotism. Memorial Day, the 4th...

July 31st, 2019 |  


Fortunate to have Ohio State Extension Office

Editor:Carnegie Public Library and our community is fortunate to have a vibrant and engaged Ohio State Extension Office. Many citizens do not know abo...

July 31st, 2019 |  


Sleeping at the foot of the bed

Sleeping at the foot of the bed

Little Jimmy Dickens, the late classic country music star from Bolt, W.Va., sang old-style country music since the beginning of that genre as we know ...

July 30th, 2019 |  


Protecting victims of human trafficking

Protecting victims of human trafficking

Ohio knows all too well that human trafficking isn’t a problem from the distant past, or one found only in countries across the world — Oh...

July 30th, 2019 |