Now, who is essential?

Now, who is essential?

Several years ago, during my time as mayor of Wilmington, I was often asked to speak to youth groups — Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, chur...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Ignoring virus, and climate change, won’t help

Ignoring virus, and climate change, won’t help

If everything went according to plan, I would have been in D.C. this week meeting with my elected officials about climate change and what the United ...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Zoom in for virtual ag coffee talk

Zoom in for virtual ag coffee talk

I start this week’s column by first hoping you are all staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. Here at the Nye household, we are ...

April 3rd, 2020 |  



A letter to my students

A letter to my students

A Letter to My Students:Where do I begin? This year has been weird for all of us, wouldn’t you agree?You have faced so many uncertainties alread...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


What is this teaching our 4-H kids?

Recently we were told that the use of Paylean would eventually be banned . Paylean, also known as Ractopamine, has been used by commercial farmers for...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


Relief for Ohio’s small businesses

Relief for Ohio’s small businesses

As we all know, small businesses serve as the economic engines that drive communities across our state. Their success is Ohio’s success, and we...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


Yes, it really does matter

I can recall several times as a child when I had the opportunity to hear my daddy’s very own heartbeat. Now looking back, those special times we...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


His bread of life sustains Yoder home

His bread of life sustains Yoder home

My, this coronavirus scare has certainly done its share of shifting things in all directions exactly opposite of everyday life for millions. All or mo...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Take time for your mental health

Take time for your mental health

It seems like a never-ending stream of news these days — coronavirus all day, all the time, with what seems like headline after headline sharing...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


A reality check for Clinton County

A reality check for Clinton County

A few weeks ago, in a small rural American community, there was a funeral for a retired janitor. The town where the deceased janitor lived, worked, an...

April 2nd, 2020 |