Taking aim at our Canada geese

In 2000 the North American population for Canada geese was estimated to be 4 to 5 million birds. One can assume in the intervening years, the populati...

April 7th, 2022 |  


Protecting Ohioans from medical debt

Protecting Ohioans from medical debt

Illness and medical emergencies can happen to anyone, without warning. They’re some of the scariest moments in anyone’s life. And instead ...

April 6th, 2022 |  


Teachers, and railroads, plus liars of 1872

Teachers, and railroads, plus liars of 1872

From the pages of the Wilmington Journal over 150 years ago on January 4, 1872:On the front page begins the list of names of persons and other entitie...

April 4th, 2022 |  



I don’t even have a name for this

I don’t even have a name for this

The pressure is on. My first column with this old-school medium of communication; the finest in my humble opinion, if you don’t count the cave e...

April 1st, 2022 |  


A pox on March which entered with a “ba-a” and prefers exiting with a “roar!”March happens to be my birthday month. I should h...

March 30th, 2022 |  


Improving Ohio’s farm infrastructure

Improving Ohio’s farm infrastructure

Planting season is almost here. Across our state, farmers have prepared all winter to begin the hard work of growing the food that feeds the world.In ...

March 29th, 2022 |  


Watchdogs and racing against time

Watchdogs and racing against time

Reading bookends my days. I start the morning with newspapers, including this one, and turn in for the night with a book.I’m picky. I rely on ne...

March 29th, 2022 |  


Hope and peace needed in Ukraine; here’s how locals are helping, and so can you

Hope and peace needed in Ukraine; here’s how locals are helping, and so can you

Last night, in the beautiful, blue-lit sanctuary of the Wilmington United Methodist Church, heartwarming songs were separated by moving readings of po...

March 28th, 2022 |  


How happy are we? Kindness shows

How happy are we? Kindness shows

For 10 years now the United Nations has conducted a world survey called the World Happiness Report, a survey distributed to people who live in more th...

March 28th, 2022 |  


Gifts of music and opportunities

Gifts of music and opportunities

I first picked up a flute in fifth grade, when Mrs. Spradlin (then Miss Doepker) traveled to the elementary schools with a selection of instruments fo...

March 28th, 2022 |