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Advice to parents: How to create harmony within families

June 15, 2013 “Nothing is more important for the public wealth than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtu. more »»

Whimsy in the garden is wonderful

June 14, 2013 If you are a determined and serious gardener with little tolerance for the frivolous, then please read no further. more »»

Do you know weeds from wildflowers?

May 31, 2013 Is it a weed or not? That’s a matter of opinion. more »»

Some bugs worthy of our tolerance

May 24, 2013 Ugh! is the most common reaction to the appearance of a bug. And by “bug,” I mean an insect or spider. more »»

Pansies perennially produce prettiness

May 17, 2013 There is always something for the gardener to look forward to in the last weeks of winter. Those pansies we see gracing so many gardens now in May are beautiful to behold. more »»

Join the quest for a just peace for Palestinians

May 3, 2013 Returning to Palestine after an absence of almost two years, many warm, hospitable greetings and loud homecoming shouts of the children brought tears to my eyes. more »»

Vines offer fine coverup

May 3, 2013 Do you have a crumbling wall, an unsightly fence, an ugly shed or an empty trellis? There is a quick solution to the problem that can be as permanent or as temporary as you wish. Plant an annual vine. more »»

Obamacare presents business challenges

May 1, 2013 Much information and misinformation has been communicated about the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. One group keeping a close watch is small business owners. more »»

Creeger represents 40-plus years

May 1, 2013 The flag flying in the front yard of the Creeger home on SR 18 is doing so with a strong foundation, and it is a work in progress symbolic of the Creeger famil. more »»

Irksome tasks part of every gardener’s life

April 26, 2013 Gardening is not all planting flowers and vegetables on a warm, spring day and harvesting warm, ripe tomatoes in late summer. more »»

Fig trees will grow here, but be diligent

April 12, 2013 A fig tree was growing on a hillside among the grape vines. It had been there for three years and, finally frustrated with the lack of fruit, the vineyard owner told the gardener to cut the tree down. more »»

Salamanders ready for spawning

April 12, 2013 Mole salamander is the term for any of seven species of salamanders in the genus Ambystoma in Ohio. more »»

Aviation, love of flag runs in family

April 10, 2013 Nevin Earl Ballreich flew Corsairs during World War II and after while he was still in the military. more »»

Marching into April brings hope

April 5, 2013 In most years, I write a column in mid-March listing all the garden tasks waiting to be completed in this busy month. Not this year. more »»

Getting started may be toughest step

April 3, 2013 For anyone who contemplates taking the entrepreneurial plunge, the most difficult question may be how to get started. Having one’s own business is the American Dream for man. more »»

Hard to go wrong with ‘house leeks’

March 29, 2013 Every gardener should be able to find space for a plant that is drought-proof, evergreen, propagates itself, grows well in sparse, poor soil, has interesting flowers, tolerates zero temperatures and... more »»

From prisoner of war to serving Patton

March 27, 2013 Old Glory is prominent at the Hickman home, decorating the countertops, cutlery and coffee cups, but the one that flies on the flagpole has been doing so since the flag-raising ceremony hosted by... more »»

In gardening, know when enough is enough

March 22, 2013 If you are a positive thinker, you spend much more time dwelling on all the wonderful things you would like to add to your garden than you do considering the undesirables. more »»

Two stars, one flag

March 20, 2013 The flag that flies over Cindy and Wayne Sendelbach’s home has been flying there for more than 35 years. Oct. 6 of this year, it will be flying five years longer than they have been married. more »»

Entrepreneurship important to our area’s growth

March 20, 2013 Business and government leaders at every level continue to search for ways to reverse the trend of slow economic growth that exists in many parts of the world, including Tiffin and Seneca County. more »»



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