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It’s no secret that I run a Facebook group for people growing older at home. It’s geared to the individuals having little to rare support ...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Lizzie: Third-grade surprises

Nothing helped: the pink calamine lotion, the warm baths, the big bed in her parents’ room. For days, Lizzie had been itching and scratching the...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Local National Day of Prayer observance is May 3

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, cities and counties across the nation will observe the National Day of Prayer. The theme for this year’s observance is...

April 19th, 2018 |  



Spring cleaning should include fridge and pantry

Spring cleaning should include fridge and pantry

Question: I’ve noticed that sometimes my refrigerator has a stale odor. How can I determine what’s causing the smell and, most importantly...

April 16th, 2018 |  


The roots and wings of every generation

I knew Grandpa Scott as my dad’s dad, who always had farm animals in the back of his truck. He hauled cows and pigs between farmyards and livest...

April 15th, 2018 |  


FDA recalls kratom due to Salmonella fears

FDA recalls kratom due to Salmonella fears

Question: I just heard that the FDA recalled something called kratom, but I’m not sure what it is. Is it some kind of food, and why has it been ...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Rep. Vitale introduces ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation

Rep. Vitale introduces ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation

A line has been drawn in the political sand. Democrats want more gun control and even to confiscate our guns. Republicans have traditionally supported...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Opportunity knocks for Ohio students

Ohio parents, regardless of their income or where they live, are best-suited to decide where their children should go to school. At the same time, the...

April 8th, 2018 |  


Nestbuilding of a different kind

In starts and stops, spring is gradually settling over the area. And as surely as bright flowers of the season free themselves from their underground ...

April 8th, 2018 |  


States developing solutions to ‘dental deserts’ problem

States developing solutions to ‘dental deserts’ problem

Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ea...

April 8th, 2018 |