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Latchkey program under development in Tiffin

March 1, 2012 Tight budgets are affecting all of us, whether it is on a personal level or community-wide. Our local public school system is not exempt from having to make hard decisions based upon finances. more »»

A pitch for block planting

February 24, 2012 It is not too early to start planning your vegetable garden for the coming season. I already have suggested some seed choices, and this column will address the form and shaping of the garden. more »»

Israeli military chasing Arabs from main street

February 22, 2012 Promising to “work my tail off for their sakes” I return to the computer with a recent Palestinian story which urged me to write to you and to my congressmen. more »»

Alphabetical musings end

February 17, 2012 An important change took place in northern Ohio in mid-January, and there were no fireworks or parades. In fact, most of us did not know it had happened until weeks later. The U.S. more »»

Maintaining water, sewer systems is a jobs issue

February 16, 2012 Many people don’t associate water and sewer systems with job creation. In fact, most Americans might not think about their water and sewer systems much beyond paying utility bill. more »»

Just check the garden for some of the finest ‘bling’

February 10, 2012 The word “bling” had not yet been invented when my old faithful dictionary sported its latest upgrade, but my use of an online dictionary confirms that something with bling is rather flashy. more »»

Tree lovers faced with another assault

February 3, 2012 We have just accepted the facts the emerald ash borer is going to cause the disappearance of most of our ash trees and the Asian lady beetle will continue to invade our homes in the fall, looking fo... more »»

What is abortion, and what are its effects?

January 25, 2012 Every life God grants is very special and unique in its own way. It’s a special gift that should be treasured and never intentionally taken away. more »»

Imagination runs wild with seed catalog offerings

January 20, 2012 It seems winter finally is arriving. I really appreciated that extended fall, or pre-spring, or whatever you like to call it. more »»

Learning about the moon, cycles good for growers

January 13, 2012 Since men peered from their caves in ancient times and noticed the changing shape of the moon, there always have been those who believed the moon has a profound influence on the earth. more »»

Stretching out with a book? A few suggestions

January 6, 2012 This is the season when we are often urged to curl up with a good book. I am never convinced about the curling up part; I prefer to stretch out, but the good book suggestion really hits home. more »»

Act would open the next era of Postal Service

December 26, 2011 This holiday season, Ohioans will receive scores of gifts — from Great Lakes beer to Cincinnati chili — but many of the parcels probably won’t be dropped off by their local postal carrier. The U.S. more »»

Fear not: Gardener counts the Xes

December 23, 2011 This alphabetical series of columns is coming to an end, and the last few letters of the alphabet present a challenge. more »»

Not even winter dulls the gardener’s appointed rounds

December 16, 2011 This has been quite a week. I acquired a new dog, a new phone and a new computer! The new family member is Tuppence. more »»

New crossing would be a bridge to jobs in Ohio

December 13, 2011 In a previous column, I highlighted some of the policies and bills passed by the General Assembly this year that are helping to make Ohio a more competitive place for businesses to locate and create... more »»

Bureau offers simplified credit card agrement

December 13, 2011 Credit card agreements should be written in easy-to-understand language — not in small-print legal jargon. more »»

Dancers bring in dollars for CASA

December 13, 2011 Saturday night, the Eagles ballroom was the venue for Seneca Stars Dancing for CASA. more »»

OK class, it’s time for a garden vocabulary lesson

December 9, 2011 Every field of human endeavor has a vocabulary of its own. Sometimes, it helps to look into the meaning of words that are unfamiliar in order to understand directions or explanations. more »»

Out with the black, in with the gratitude

November 25, 2011 It seems to me there should be a better name for today than Black Friday. more »»

It’s time again for community to bear the burden

November 23, 2011 As all of you know, our recent request for funds to support the “tradition of excellence” here at the Tiffin City Schools failed Nov. 8. more »»



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