Recently, our entire family visited local apple trees. My adult kids are now tall enough to pick most of the apples without climbing the trees. One of...

September 26th, 2018 |  


Remembering a guy named M27

Remembering a guy named M27

Back in my graduate-student days (a long, long time ago), I was not a very attentive student. Perkins Observatory was mostly to blame. I often set up ...

September 24th, 2018 |  


‘The Iceman Cometh’

‘The Iceman Cometh’

“It’s got a name, but it’s sure got a small niche in a small industry when you get down to it.”— Frank Zamboni Jr., Fran...

September 21st, 2018 |  



School safety is everyone’s job

In today’s social media world, we hear of school threats and acts of aggression on a nearly constant pace. The questions always come up after th...

September 20th, 2018 |  


If you or someone you know or love has diabetes get out the scissors, you will want to share this information. Act on this advice today, putting it of...

September 19th, 2018 |  


The galaxy as we know it today

The galaxy as we know it today

Recall from last week that we are discussing the history of our understanding of that streak of hazy light we have called the Milky Way since ancient ...

September 17th, 2018 |  


Ruby slippers, insurance fraud and the Mona Lisa

Ruby slippers, insurance fraud and the Mona Lisa

“They are maybe the most iconic cinematic prop or costume in movie history, and in fact, in cultural history.”— Rhys Thomas, film hi...

September 14th, 2018 |  


Each child is our future

Each child is our future

If you have been enjoying your summer and “forgetting” to read up on the latest political travesties, you may not recognize the title of t...

September 12th, 2018 |  


The local county fair officially opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The military salute and flag raising, complete with the singing of the “Star Span...

September 12th, 2018 |  


New tax law creates opportunity for struggling communities

New tax law creates opportunity for struggling communities

Ohioans are already seeing many of the positive results of the tax cut and tax reform legislation that became law before the first of the year —...

September 10th, 2018 |