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Spring bulbs often benefit from fall-time planting

September 13, 2013 It is hard to get enthusiastic about spring bulbs while we are enjoying lovely fall days, but it is time to take a good look at those appearing in the garden centers and stores. more »»

Brown seeks minimum wage tied to inflation

September 12, 2013 Labor Day, which we celebrated last week, shouldn’t simply mark the end of summer. more »»

Nonprofits offer more than aid

September 12, 2013 Ohioans have a rich tradition of giving back to their communities and those in need. This is evident by the fact that more than 60,000 nonprofit organizations operate in Ohio. more »»

Trimming perennials, moving tropical plants among month’s chores

September 6, 2013 Back to school time signals many changes in the garden as the days grow shorter. It seems to me things are not as they once were in September. more »»

Venture, angel capitalists, to the rescue

September 4, 2013 Start-up businesses and existing firms need sources of funding at different times in their operations. Last month’s column discussed crowdfunding as an alternative to traditional bank loans. more »»

Growing good lettuce not that complicated

August 30, 2013 One of the easiest crops to grow in the vegetable garden is lettuce. Like zucchini, it is prolific and almost certainly will provide enough salad to share with the neighbors. more »»

August is the time to stockpile the garden goodies

August 23, 2013 So what needs to be wrapped up in August? This is the time to take advantage of the plentiful supply of fruit available at farm markets, as well as bargains in the supermarket, and then to cram as... more »»

New school report cards increase accountability

August 21, 2013 Ohio taxpayers soon will see A-F grades for the schools and school districts they help support, thanks to a new interactive website the Ohio Department of Education will launch with the release of... more »»

High-quality education provided by Ivy, TU

August 21, 2013 For the past five years, Tiffin University has delivered high-quality associate’s degrees in the online format through Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin Universit. more »»

Some shady characters for your landscape

August 16, 2013 After a recent column about perennials, I received a question from reader Joanne about perennials for shade. I think others may be interested also, so I will address that topic. more »»

Crowdfunding creates more opportunities for entrepreneurs

August 7, 2013 As discussed in last month’s column, one of the ongoing concerns for many new and existing businesses is financing. more »»

These perennials will liven your world

August 2, 2013 After the bright colors of the short-lived annuals have disappeared from the garden, the faithful perennials remain, ready to bloom again next year and add continuity to your garden. more »»

End Wall Street fee on Main Street beer drinkers

August 1, 2013 With baseball season in full swing, Ohio families hosting friends for an Indians or Reds game may have to pay more for beer and soft drinks — all because Wall Street megabanks have found another way... more »»

Purslane persists

July 19, 2013 I seem to be spending an inordinate amout of time this summer dealing with purslane. more »»

Time to repeal job-killing medical device tax

July 18, 2013 Since the day it was passed, conservatives have argued that the Affordable Care Act would destroy jobs. more »»

Green thumb not needed

July 12, 2013 You don’t have a green thumb? No big deal. I have a grandaughter who has the blackest thumb you could imagine, yet she still keeps her front yard looking tidy and gree. more »»

Helping grads pay down debt, plan for future

July 2, 2013 Last week, I heard from Lynsay Spratlen, a Macedonia native and Ashland University graduate who is working at a tech firm in Summit County. more »»

Employers should try to hire Americans first

June 26, 2013 The United States is a nation of immigrants. From the transcontinental railroad to today’s technological advancements on the information superhighway, immigrants have helped to build our natio. more »»

This means war: Japanese beetles keep her hopping

June 21, 2013 Let’s keep our fingers crossed. Last year, I saw few Japanese beetles and that was great. more »»



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