Starting life on a windowsill

Starting life on a windowsill

A few years ago, I saw an interesting sight as I walked down the stairs of our house.We have a little landing just a few steps from the bottom. It was...

April 12th, 2021 |  


A different kind of hero

A different kind of hero

During World War II, the U.S. government provided conscientious objectors (CO’s) with the option of doing alternative service defined as “...

April 9th, 2021 |  


Practicing safety with pesticides: Important questions to ask yourself

Practicing safety with pesticides: Important questions to ask yourself

It was great driving around Clinton county this week and seeing all the farm work being done. From field preparation, to spraying and applying fertili...

April 9th, 2021 |  



Walking with us, all the way home

Walking with us, all the way home

On Friday, Jesus was crucified. On Saturday, Jesus was silent. On Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead.On Monday, I got up early to take my car to the bod...

April 8th, 2021 |  


The politics of espousing hate

Recently I read a story in the Cincinnati Enquirer about a West Chester, Ohio trustee who honorably served 20 years in the Army, where he was wounded....

April 7th, 2021 |  


Letter may have opened some eyes

Recent news indicates that some Americans have turned their COVID-19 anger toward random Asian Americans. For this reason, I applaud Megan Borton and ...

April 7th, 2021 |  


American Rescue Plan: Delivering results

American Rescue Plan: Delivering results

We passed the American Rescue Plan to get shots in people’s arms, money in families’ pockets, children back in schools, and workers back o...

April 6th, 2021 |  


CARA 3.0: Helping Ohioans beat addiction

CARA 3.0: Helping Ohioans beat addiction

For years, the United States has struggled to overcome an epidemic of addiction that has devastated communities in Ohio and across the country.Unfortu...

April 5th, 2021 |  


Slam dunk of barbecue sauce

Slam dunk of barbecue sauce

We crossed the bridge into Miamisburg and there it was: Sitting right at the end of the bridge was the very first hamburger restaurant I had ever seen...

April 5th, 2021 |  


There’s no foolin’ Mother Nature; Victory Garden offers free seed packets

There’s no foolin’ Mother Nature; Victory Garden offers free seed packets

Well, I played an April Fool last weekend and didn’t realize I did it: Thanks to a reader of my column last week, I mistakenly included the comm...

April 2nd, 2021 |