We’re in dire need of mentors

We’re in dire need of mentors

St. Louis has re-entered the media spotlight with the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death by police. Numerous protesters were arrested and anot...

August 12th, 2015 |  


‘Delaware should count itself lucky …’

To the editor:I want to publicly express my appreciation to Kevin Farino and Something Sweet Coffee for hosting my book reading and signing this last ...

August 12th, 2015 |  


A victory for Ohio’s waterways

A victory for Ohio’s waterways

Freshwater reserves that provide drinking water to millions of people in Ohio are under threat from toxins carried by the spread of algal blooms creat...

August 12th, 2015 updated: August 12th, 2015. |  


Lion editorial ‘perfect example of our rush to judgment’

To the editor:The Toledo Blade’s editorial in the Aug. 6 Gazette (Their View, “Mindless killing of wild animals must end”) is repres...

August 10th, 2015 |  


‘Thumbs up’ to two local heroes

Here are this week’s “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” selections:• Thumbs up to George Needham, who has been tapped t...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Soybean fields still recovering from rains

Soybean fields still recovering from rains

Some farms around the county received about ½-inch of rain last week. This will sound funny after all the rain we have gotten but we actually nee...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Perseid meteor shower, 2015

Perseid meteor shower, 2015

Meteor shower! The very words conjure up a picture of flaming fireballs of fury flashing frenetically against the night sky.Actually, the reality is q...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Gloria makes pizza sauce

Gloria makes pizza sauce

Greetings from Illinois!How about taking a peek into our home on a warm July day? The air feels thick and muggy. The way it looks we’ll have a h...

August 9th, 2015 |  


No-holiday August can still be fun

No-holiday August can still be fun

When you look at the calendar, you will see that the poor month of August is bereft of any national holidays. But does that mean there is nothing to c...

August 8th, 2015 |  


The lion and the scapegoat

The lion and the scapegoat

The recent shooting of a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil by an American dentist who likes to hunt big game with a crossbow has caused outrage ar...

August 7th, 2015 |