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 |  


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 |  



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 |  


Penalties not harsh enough

Penalties not harsh enough

Various news sources reported Monday that the MLB Commissioner’s Office “Dropped the Hammer,” “Lowered the Boom” or impo...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Sherrod Brown: Protecting Ohioans with preexisting conditions

Sherrod Brown: Protecting Ohioans with preexisting conditions

If you only watched national cable news, you’d probably think not much was accomplished over the past year, and that Democrats and Republicans w...

January 14th, 2020 |  


Revolutionary etymology

Revolutionary etymology

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to t...

January 10th, 2020 |  


Stepping back into the past

Stepping back into the past

When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told him I wanted to go up to Galion, Ohio, to see the house I had lived in before my family m...

January 8th, 2020 |