The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My wife, Brenda, and I were traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and had been driving for two hours without a break. Our electronic dashboard kept f...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Is this who we have become?

The more I watch the news, the more I read remarks on social media, the more conversations I have with friends and neighbors, strangers and associates...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Renewable energy funds available for farmers

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural En...

August 21st, 2019 |  



‘The world’s best son’

‘The world’s best son’

The Pony House Saloon opened in Dayton in 1882 at Fourth and Jefferson streets in a downtown full of dusty horses and thirsty men.Known for its whiske...

August 20th, 2019 |  


Pro-gun, anti-weapons of warfare

An open letter to U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers:I am a hunter; I own guns. And I am a supporter of the Second Amendment. But the Dayton massacre focused my ...

August 19th, 2019 |  


What’s the best time to water plants?

What’s the best time to water plants?

Proper watering is an important part of gardening. Lasting damage can occur when leaves and stems wilt. Regular watering helps keep plants and trees g...

August 19th, 2019 |  


Humanity and the press

Humanity and the press

In regard to the recent shooting tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, there are individuals I’ve seen calling the media vultures, telli...

August 14th, 2019 |  


How many bullets do we need?

Terrorists proved on September 11, 2001 that guns are not necessary to kill 2753 people. Timothy McVeigh proved that a truck load of explosives can ki...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

I came home from the eye doctor a few days ago, and my phone buzzed.I pulled it out and realized something terrifying: I couldn’t read.My eyes w...

August 12th, 2019 |  


How did your favorite rose get its name?

How did your favorite rose get its name?

Did you ever wonder how roses get their names, or how their names become household words? We all admire the beauty of roses, but only a few rose varie...

August 12th, 2019 |