Youth Media Awards handed out

Youth Media Awards handed out

This week in Philadelphia, the American Library Association presented its 2020 Youth Media Award winners during the Midwinter Conference. This annual ...

February 1st, 2020 |  


Ohio farmers used as pawns

Ohio farmers used as pawns

Like Sen. Rob Portman, I also recently participated in a roundtable of Ohioans who discussed the state of the economy here in the Buckeye State.Unlike...

February 1st, 2020 |  


You are God’s beloved

You are God’s beloved

Black History Month causes me to remember Howard Thurman, author, civil rights leader, theologian, philosopher, and the first African American profess...

January 31st, 2020 |  



Chief justice out of water

Chief justice out of water

“I did nothing in particular, and I did it very well.”— Chief Justice William Rehnquist“All of the weight of his office and hi...

January 31st, 2020 |  


The Amish Cook’s apprentice

The Amish Cook’s apprentice

Okay, this week, you’ll be joining Julia as she tackles one of her favorite hobbies: baking. A while ago we received a recipe from a dear friend...

January 31st, 2020 |  


How did this landscape disaster happen?

How did this landscape disaster happen?

As a landscaper specializing in “makeovers” (rebuilding existing landscapes) I often find myself looking at landscape disasters, trying to...

January 30th, 2020 |  


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 |