Simple things are best

Simple things are best

I find that doing the little things with my family is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. A few weeks ago, my wife, Carolee Conklin, and I went...

January 29th, 2020 |  


Delivering on promises made

Delivering on promises made

During his inaugural address, President Trump made a promise to put America first, secure our borders, bring back jobs and, most importantly, revive t...

January 25th, 2020 |  


Historic week for trade, workers

Historic week for trade, workers

Recently, I participated in a roundtable at Fecon, an agricultural equipment manufacturer in Southwest Ohio. Our discussion included some of the bigge...

January 25th, 2020 |  



Favorites among young readers

Favorites among young readers

Last week, we took a walk through our most popular adult fiction and non-fiction items that circulated in 2019. This week, we’ll continue the li...

January 25th, 2020 |  


Preparing to thrive

Preparing to thrive

In a few days, Lord willing, I will be eligible to join SourcePoint. Thrive after 55! Look out, ping pong tables, here I come! (There are ping pong ta...

January 24th, 2020 |  


The good and the bad

The good and the bad

I have some good news and some bad news.I will start with the one bad news, and then finish with the two that are good news.The bad news, for me, is t...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Citrus albedo is better than you thought

Citrus albedo is better than you thought

Citrus fruits are among the world’s most popular fruits. Oranges are the king of the juicy orbs. They have grown on orange trees for thousands o...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Protecting victims of human trafficking

Protecting victims of human trafficking

In January we mark National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month – a reminder that modern-day slavery is all too real, and it’s ...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Beginner’s guide to Orion

Beginner’s guide to Orion

One of the great ironies of the holiday season is that a whole lot of telescopes end up under trees but few of them get used until May. It’s har...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Hand picking field corn at Stratford

Hand picking field corn at Stratford

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, farmhands and gardeners were happy to return after the holidays to volunteer at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. The d...

January 18th, 2020 |