Local industries continue to boom

Local industries continue to boom

It is officially summertime in Ohio, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy local entertainment, whether that is a county fair or liv...

June 25th, 2016 |  


The Amish and adoption

The Amish and adoption

On Friday afternoon my husband Daniel and I, along with our two little ones, walked down to my parents shop to join those congregating for the annual ...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Cicadas are out — must be summer

Cicadas are out — must be summer

In 1972, when I moved to the central Ohio area from the east coast, I saw my first tandem 18-wheeler trucks and my first red-winged blackbirds. The hu...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


When camping, keep food safety in mind

When camping, keep food safety in mind

We are planning to go camping for a long weekend this summer and I want to be sure we’re smart about the food we bring and prepare. What should ...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Letter: Niemeyer worthy of OEA endorsement

Dear Editor,As a retired teacher and longtime member of Ohio Education Association (OEA), I was thrilled to learn that Barb Niemeyer, candidate for Oh...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Who’s your idol?

Who’s your idol?

For almost 20 seasons, there was a show entitled “American Idol” in which individuals tried out to become the best singer of the season. M...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Not smart enough to be an idiot

Not smart enough to be an idiot

In my experience, everybody has a slice of “idiot” somewhere hiding inside them. The trick is not to let it show itself at the wrong time....

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Raise a mug to new beer law

Many people in Ohio have been known to “ tip a few” now and then. A wide range of beer drinkers call Ohio home. Some will never stray from...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


For those eligible, voting should be easy

For those eligible, voting should be easy

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primar...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Maintain responsible food production at Ohio’s fairs

Summer marks the beginning of fair season — a time when thousands of 4-H youth all across the state showcase the animal projects they have spent...

June 23rd, 2016 |