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Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

Summer break shouldn’t mean going hungry for Ohio children

Last week, I outlined my top priorities for the upcoming year — and I am getting to work immediately on …

February 7th, 2016 |  

A time of exploration and discovery

A time of exploration and discovery

All through history, man has been inspired by the spirit of exploration and discovery. When Og the Caveman went out …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Gloria serves up Valentine’s recipe for a happy marriage

Gloria serves up Valentine’s recipe for a happy marriage

How about it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner once more. Stores are loaded with red and pink hearts, …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Medical-related “bankruptcy” a hard pill to swallow

Medical-related “bankruptcy” a hard pill to swallow

By Justin Coby Contributing columnist The staff at Health Partners Free Clinic (HPFC) had never been more perplexed than when …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Family ties and chicken recipes

Family ties and chicken recipes

Hello across the miles! I am amazed when I think of the bond and specialness of family ties. The last …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Jurisdiction decided

Jurisdiction decided

In 2013, Emmanuel Elder found himself in court on two separate criminal cases. In the first case, Elder was convicted …

January 30th, 2016 |  

A winter visit to Lyons

A winter visit to Lyons

By John Crabtree Contributing columnist When a newspaper publishes one of our guest opinions, I often get calls or emails …

January 30th, 2016 updated: January 30th, 2016. |  

Someone wake me up in about six … years

Someone wake me up in about six … years

This week, my son turned 12 years old. I turned into a complete sad sap about this milestone. Twelve. Why? …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Farm to cafeteria conference coming

By Sandra Renner Contributing Columnist On June 2-4, 2016, more than 1,500 people will gather in Madison, Wisconsin for the …

January 27th, 2016 |  

When you get down to it, the kids are alright

When you get down to it, the kids are alright

You want to know what is the problem with kids today? As near as I can tell, it’s adults who …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Gearing up for the big fight

By Traci Bruckner Contributing Columnist Crop insurance is an important and necessary component of an effective farm safety net. However, …

January 24th, 2016 |  

Stars must eventually fall — even old rockers

Stars must eventually fall — even old rockers

All the stars in the sky — even old rock stars — eventually fall from the heavens. That seems to …

January 24th, 2016 |  

School choice matters for Ohio’s families

School choice matters for Ohio’s families

When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents — 64 …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Teamwork and hot chocolate

Teamwork and hot chocolate

Hello, Friends, My fingers were stiff with the chilly January weather as I pinned the last pair of homemade pants …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Some Boomers face retirement challenges

Some Boomers face retirement challenges

It’s difficult to believe that TV host Pat Sajak, and actresses Suzanne Somers and Diane Keaton will celebrate their 70th …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Success is more than a medal

Success is more than a medal

Last fall I volunteered to coach a First LEGO League robotics team through Troy’s very own WACO Historical Society’s learning …

January 22nd, 2016 updated: January 22nd, 2016. |  

I don’t need someone else to tell me how great Troy is

I don’t need someone else to tell me how great Troy is

In one of my favorite “Brady Bunch” episodes (Season 2, Episode 21, “The Winner”), Bobby Brady — the youngest of …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Humble Pie has many recipes

Humble Pie has many recipes

By Justin Coby Contributing columnist Humble Pie is a bitter-tasting dish. No matter how it’s served. We’ve all been forced …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Now is not time to pull rug out

Now is not time to pull rug out

Last week we received confirmation of what so many of us in Ohio have known all along: that you should …

January 18th, 2016 |  

Year of the Monkey started early

Year of the Monkey started early

This article was supposed to begin by referring to the Chinese year designation and then explaining why it was slightly …

January 17th, 2016 |  

In the kitchen with Keturah

In the kitchen with Keturah

Dear Friends, How about getting to know some of my family members? I would like to introduce you to my …

January 16th, 2016 |  

Edison students complete police training

PIQUA — Edison State Community College’s Peace Officer Academy honored 14 students in December following their successful completion of the …

January 14th, 2016 |  

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