Will mild January continue?

Will mild January continue?

The series of loud, explosive booms came rolling through the night. A visceral, concussive sound, as much roar as clap. It was early-evening, just aft...

January 12th, 2017 |  


An on-time winter

An on-time winter

“You lived in Ohio long?” asked the checkout gal at the farm and hardware store where I’d stopped to buy another 50-pound bag of sun...

December 18th, 2016 |  


Birth plan can lay foundation for mom’s desires

Birth plan can lay foundation for mom’s desires

By Neil Salas, MDContributing columnistWomen play an active role in their health care decisions more than ever before and the birth of their child is ...

October 24th, 2016 |  


Most women will develop uterine fibroids during lifetime

By Neil Salas, MDContributing columnistUterine fibroids may affect up to 80 percent of women by the time they turn 50 years of age. Some of the sympto...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Meet LollyLolly, a Labrador Retriever mix, came in stray and needed special care because her front leg had nerve damage. She is on the road to recover...

August 14th, 2016 |  


Going to the dogs

Going to the dogs

July is off and running! Half the year is already over as summer’s first full month begins!Tomorrow we’ll celebrate our nation’s ind...

June 30th, 2016 |  


May photo winners

May photo winners

Provided photoKaren Shuster’s “Sunset Silo,” taken at Honey Creek Preserve, won in the Non-professional division of the Miami County...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Cresting the hill …

Cresting the hill …

Summer begins tomorrow.What? You thought it was summer already? Nope. You just got fooled by the balmy weather. While it may have looked like summer a...

June 16th, 2016 |  


A transformative June

A transformative June

Scarcely three weeks ago we still needed a fire in the woodstove most evenings … and sometimes during the day. Long sleeves felt better than sho...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Big snake a possible record?

Big snake a possible record?

“You see that big snake on the log?” my neighbor Mike asked by way of greeting as he ambled down the driveway. A note of excitement in his...

May 20th, 2016 |