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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 »»

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 »»



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