Jim McGuire: Searching for pawpaws

Jim McGuire: Searching for pawpaws

“It is said that no habit gets a stronger hold on a man than the pawpaw habit,” Seed World, August 1921.The gardening magazine writer who ...

September 19th, 2019 |  


Not all traditions are good

Not all traditions are good

Autumn brings us many enjoyable, time-honored traditions such as Friday night high school football games, colorful mums adorning people’s porche...

September 18th, 2019 |  


Painting some family time

To the Editor:In the fast paced world of 2019 it is easy to get wrapped up in all that the world has to offer. We want to give our kids the world, don...

September 18th, 2019 |  



Greenland a good real estate deal

Greenland a good real estate deal

President Trump made a bunch of people mad a few weeks ago (so what else is new?) when he said the United States might want to buy Greenland.You know,...

September 17th, 2019 |  


Helpful people may have saved brother

To the Editor:My name is Harry Selsor. I grew up in Shelby and Miami counties, graduated from Houston in 1971. Parents were from Piqua.My brother, a l...

September 17th, 2019 |  


Testing in Ohio schools: At what cost?

Testing in Ohio schools: At what cost?

Butterflies in stomach. Heart pounding. Fear of failing. Do you remember how you reacted to taking tests? Fast-forward to state standardized testing.&...

September 16th, 2019 |  


Gathering for peace, love, unity, and kindness

Gathering for peace, love, unity, and kindness

On October 27, 2018, I was horrified to hear about a mass shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of...

September 12th, 2019 |  


The Amish Cook: Chalupas add a Tex-Mex twist

The Amish Cook: Chalupas add a Tex-Mex twist

Last week we talked about the little fishing trip we had for Daniel’s birthday. Now this week, I’ll fill in a bit about his birthday suppe...

September 10th, 2019 |  


New circle, old problems

New circle, old problems

In 1962 The Kingston Trio asked, “But did he ever return? No, he never returned. And his fate is still unlearned. He may ride forever ‘nea...

September 9th, 2019 |  


Who doesn’t go to the dollar store?

Who doesn’t go to the dollar store?

What does the typical dollar store shopper look like? It’s difficult to define that demographic, because all kind of folks frequent them. In the...

September 5th, 2019 |