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Happiness comes in enjoying what you already have

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the bird population at his home in Virginia.

It may be cold, but the birds are coming

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the many bird sightings he's made in spite of the cold weather.

April showers bring ...

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses the weather and turkey season.

The proposed Appalachian storage hub and why you need to be worried

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the petrochemical industry looking at the Ohio River Valley as a new location.

Reader opposes bobcat hunting

In this letter to the editor, Marie Stepic of Dalton expresses opposition to a previous letter to the editor by Keith Daniels.

Income tax filing requirements for retirees

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses income tax filing for retirees.

Don't fall for scammers' health screenings

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses health-screening scams.

Job shadow to shed light on likes and dislikes

Holmes County Education Foundation columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses the benefits of job shadowing.

New York City through new eyes

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses time spent in New York City with a small group of people from the International Volunteer Exchange Program.

I have to trust my recollections

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his memory and numerous memories from his past.

Abba, I belong to you

Columnist Amber Miller recalls a memory from her past that was recently rekindled through a song.

Time to say goodbye to this house

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her preparing to move to a new home.

When winter and spring overlap, patience is required

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the lengthy cold weather and the hope of spring's arrival.

A migration spectacle like no other

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the history of the passenger pigeon.

You know what it is? It's St. Elmo's Fire

Columnist Missy Herrera relishes her time spent alone.

What can you do to prevent the loss of top soil?

SWCD columnist Joe Christner discusses how to prevent the loss of top soil and the costs for not doing so.

Baby boomers finding companionship online

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses online dating for seniors.

Consumers have credit record rights

In this Law You Can Use column, Ronald Burdge of Burdge Law Office Co. LPA provides an overview of credit scores and why it is important to be vigilant about maintaining credit records.

Identity theft on the rise in 2017

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses identity theft for 2017 and an upcoming event to safely dispose of documents and electronics.

Leg-hold traps, CITES and the international fur industry

Columnist Randi Pokladnik responds to a recent letter to the editor that disagreed with her previous opinion column on a leg-hold trap and kill season for bobcats.

3 Mikes in the classroom was one too many

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his fourth-grade experience.

My Easter experience before and after understanding grace

Columnist Amber Miller discusses what Easter means to her.

Local trapper believes bobcats should be harvested

In this letter to the editor, Joe Raber from Holmes County expresses his disagreement with a recent opinion column by Randi Pokladnik.

At this age I appreciate every step I take

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the aches and pains of aging.

Cinnamon teal seen at the Killbuck Marsh

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses some bird sightings as well as a really rare sighting at Killbuck Marsh.

Something special

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses hunting preparation and purchases.

Lucas resident asks why is it always a battle

In this letter to the editor, Annette McCormick Lucas expresses her disagreement with fracking in her local area.

I don't know my own phone number

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses some moments of memory lapses and his thoughts on the medical and legal world.

​Protect yourself from cell phone porting scams

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses a new cell phone porting scam.

Reader believes leg-hold traps are cruel

In this letter to the editor, Gerldine Chapman of Wooster expresses her support for Randi Pokladnik's recent column.

It's important to know which plants are deemed problematic

SWCD columnist Karen Gotter discusses invasive and problematic plants and weeds in Ohio.

3 ways to cut hearing aid costs

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to afford hearing aids.

Crying in the airport parking lot

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her daughter leaving for work with refugees and her friendship with her adult children.

Killbuck resident supports Harbaugh for OH-7

In this letter to the editor, Suzanne E. Watson of Killbuck expresses her support for Ken Harbaugh for OH-7.

Ohio trapper shares opinion on bobcat proposal

In this letter to the editor, Ohio State Trappers Association President Keith Daniels expresses his disagreement with columnist Randi Pokladnik's stance on the bobcat proposal.

In the springtime, I'm thankful for spring

Bruce Stambaugh shares about spring being a great time to be thankful.

We can fix this by doing the right thing at home

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses a recent threat at the school his kids attend and his happiness to see parents and the community come together for the protection of the students.

The lowly daffodil is actually a chemical powerhouse

Columnist Herb Broda discusses the medicinal value of daffodils and other plants.

Make some things you'd normally buy in a jar

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses things that can easily be made that many normally buy premade in jars.

How to find volunteer opportunities in retirement

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to research different volunteer opportunities.

The ​2018 IRS 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses tax scams.

Malabar Farm and Mohican State Forest area in jeopardy

In this letter to the editor, David Graham of Monroe Township expresses his disagreement with fracking from Cabot Oil and Gas in the area.

Your vocabulary is showing

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her love for words and her desire for all people to expand their vocabulary.

I don't think you'd be able to correctly pronounce the name of the city

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses the pronunciation of words and different regional dialects.

Walking with people in their time of need

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses investing in people by demonstrating care and concern for their well-being.

A lumpy lawn is not a favorite with houses

Columnist Laura Moore discusses lumpy lawns and the causes.

Appreciating the comfort of silence with my wife

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about enjoying comfortable silence with his wife.

A late March update

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses late March sightings and early migrants.

The hunt starts now

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses preparing for upcoming hunts and God.

Every possibility for fun and great food

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses a cooking getaway.

The trail may lead to money when it comes to the bobcat

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses bobcats and an upcoming meeting that will rule on the legality of trapping and killing bobcats.

What to do when a loved one dies

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses what to do when a loved one dies.

Airbnb and other rental properties

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses laws about using properties for rental purposes.

Will new Medicare cards bring new Medicare scams?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses the new Medicare cards and potential scams associated with them.

We've got spirit! S-P-I-R-I-T spirit, let's hear it!

Columnist Missy Herrera expresses her support for allowing kids to voice their opinions.

I haven't been to a rock 'n' roll concert in many years

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his first rock 'n' roll concert.

Rest and praise go hand in hand

Columnist Amber Miller shares on the importance of praising God.

Give me a reason

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses finding reasons to get things done.

There really is no place like home, wherever that may be

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses his time in Holmes County and his feelings on returning from Florida to his new home.

An ermine in Minnesota and an update on March arrivals

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses an interesting find in Minnesota and other March updates.

Wetland areas are not always accessible

SWCD columnist Michelle Wood discusses wetlands and the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area.

Financial tips for retiring abroad

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses strategies for retiring abroad.

Ohio's system for challenging property values and taxes

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses the law surrounding property values and taxes.

Nigerian letter scam gets a crafty new twist

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses different types of the Nigerian letter scam.

Solace found in the clutter of home and far away

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the coming of spring and her mother's love of gardening.

There is always room for 1 more book

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his family's history of reading.

Let God do his job: He's better at it than you

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses forgiveness and grudges.

Reader believes oil and gas industry good for region

In this letter to the editor, Jim Milleson of Harrison County expresses his support for the oil and gas industry in Ohio.

Some house illnesses are harder to find

Columnist Laura Moore discusses radon and other illnesses houses may contract.

A waterfowl bonanza in Indiana

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the many birds he saw in flooded areas.

The beach, like many other things, has gone to the dogs

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses his love of dogs and his time spent with them at a recent beach stay.

Here we go again

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses upcoming hunting events that he and his wife will attend.

Costly ingredients are surprisingly easy to make at home

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses creme fresh as well as Irish dishes.

There is no life without the soil

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses soil and its benefits.

Help with home-care bills

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses various ways for seniors to access home-care services.

FTC warns of FEMA impersonators and identity theft

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams with FEMA impersonators.

Are you a reader or a creeper?

Columnist Missy Herrera talks about different kinds of readers in the social media world.

Leave my game alone: You don't deserve baseball

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his disagreement with Millennials wanting to change the speed of baseball.

Keep believing and don't give up

Columnists Amber Miller shares lessons she learned in her search for her cell phone.

Resident supports message of Ken Harbaugh

In this letter to the editor, Karin Loess Yoder of Millersburg expresses her support for Ken Harbaugh as a state representative for Ohio's District 7.

To counter the bad, be the good in life

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses a positive news story and encourages individuals to make steps to show compassion and kindness.

Annual tree seedling sale is underway

SWCD columnist Jane Houin discusses the organization's tree seedling sale.

Don't eat this if you're taking that

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses certain foods to avoid if taking certain types of medication.

Online schools in Ohio deliver education in a different way

This "Law You Can Use" column by Mark Weiker discusses online schools in Ohio.

How safe is that quiz in your Facebook feed?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams related to social media quizzes.

Until my tongue is blazing: cooking with chilies

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses cooking with chilies.

Not bad for someone who barely passed high school physics

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses science in his high school and college days.

Life can be disappointing

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses disappointments in life and ways to view and deal with them.

Local resident concerned about oil and gas extraction

In this letter to the editor, Kevin Clark of Loudonville expresses his concern over fracking.

Renew your sense of wonder outdoors

Columnist Herb Broda discusses children's wonder over nature and salamander migration.

Walking with dolphins and other snowbird phenomenon

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about walking with dolphins.

Great gray owls draw birders to the Duluth, Minnesota area

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses great gray owls.

If hunting is a sport, you're looking at an athlete

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses similarities in hunting, life and the Olympics.

Fend off this cabin fever for just awhile longer

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses his desire for grilling weather.

Is it a good idea to roll back regulations?

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses the history of environmental regulations and the current government's moves to repeal them.

Drive a truck, see the country and earn a good living

HCEF columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses the job opportunities available for truck drivers.

So what's the deal with bitcoin?

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses aspects of the bitcoin exchange.

​The secretary of state is not emailing you

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses phony secretary of state emails.

How to divvy up your family belongings peacefully and sensibly

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to peacefully divvy up items after a loved one passes.

Well, let's just say that when the folks were away, music played

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses musical moments of note in his life.

30 layers of love and onions

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the different layers of a love relationship.

An involuntary fast was the best thing

Columnist Amber Miller discusses how an unplanned separation from her cell phone became a benefit.

An encounter with a northern hawk owl in Minnesota

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses an opportunity to watch a northern hawk owl.

On learning to fail from the Olympians and carrying on with life

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about learning from mistakes and carrying on.

Think of trying to flip a wet tissue without breaking it and you get the idea

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the difficulty of making dessert crepes.

Boosting creativity and problem-solving

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses ways to fuel the creative process and solve problems.

Fresh country air and clean water go hand in hand

SWCD columnist John Lorson discusses manure application for farmers.

Reclaiming a haunted space

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the effect her son's vacant room has on her.

I put down the guitar and picked up my glove

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time when he got to play cow bell for a band.

Reader opposes future drilling by Cabot Oil

In this letter to the editor, Deborah Fleming of Perrysville expresses her disagreement with fracking in Ashland County.

No matter what she did, Alice always made me smile

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares memories of his friend Alice.

The Great American Outdoor Show

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his visit to the Great American Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania.

Minnesota birding in February

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses some birding he did in Minnesota.

Crepes are worth mastering

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses crepes and the techniques behind making them.

Our participatory democracy is on life support

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her disagreement with Ohio legislation like House Joint Resolution 5 and SB210.

Reader supports Harbaugh for Congress

In this letter to the editor, Martin Fisher of Prairie Township expresses support for Ken Harbaugh for Congress.

Recognizing and treating depression in retirement

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses services to deal with depression in retirement.

Tax season is here and so are the cons

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses tax scams.

The benefits of negative emotions

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her view on the need for negative emotions at times.

Why not, I asked myself, try to be a teacher?

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time when he pondered being a teacher.

Do yourself a favor: Whatever it is, let it go

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses freedom and empowerment from letting things go.

His yoke is easy and his burden is light

Columnist Amber Miller discusses things learned from a passage in Matthew.

The neighborhood diva was shocked by the little bungalow's popularity

Columnist Laura Moore discusses a condescending house that has changed its ways.

LeBron shouldn't get second opportunity to embarrass the city

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses why he thinks the Cavaliers should trade LeBron James.

The legacy of the Beach Lady lives on at American Beach

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady of American Beach, Florida.

I saw more than 100 species in January

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the more than 100 species of birds he sighted in January.

Great food is found in unlikely places

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses how great food can be found in many places.

Financial help for grandparents raising grandchildren

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses programs that can assist families who are raising grandchildren.

Healthy soils are covered all the time

SWCD columnist Gina Schworm discusses the benefits of cover crops.

Human trafficking: Ohio's current landscape

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses human trafficking in Ohio.

Could your Valentine be a scammer?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scammers on social media and dating sites.

The Instant Pot argument

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses why she will not own an Instant Pot.

Human beings, I firmly believe, can get used to anything

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses TV's addictive nature and a time when he got to appear on local television.

The unassuming guy with more Super Bowl rings than fingers is a breath of fresh air

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses qualities he likes about Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

We can learn a lot from 'old' people

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses how seeing elderly people approach their final years has helped him with his perspective on mortality.

Some outdoor news and some thank yous

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses some recent outdoor news and says thank you to various people, organizations and God.

More January birding adventures

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses some birding done in Northern Indiana.

Potato dumplings make a fine side dish

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses potato dumplings and a way to make them.

Addressing climate crisis may be in our forests

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses how preserving forests could help the climate.

​Scholarship Super Bowl: It's a competition

HCEF columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses the scholarship application process and the competition aspect behind it.

Fake conferences fool business travelers

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses fake conference scams.

Missy is outside the resort

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the places in Mexico most do not venture from their resorts to see.

If you're in the wrong place at the wrong time, you're going to catch a cold

Columnist Mike Dewey explains lessons learned from his mom about a cold's symptoms and duration.

Beginning anew with feeding the backyard birds

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about establishing his backyard birdfeeders in Virginia.

What God is impressing on me for the new year

Columnist Amber Miller discusses resting in Jesus Christ.

Hey winter, enough is enough

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her and her house's feelings toward the long spell of cold weather.

Winter is a season of patience

Columnist Herb Broda discusses the way modern life slows down in the winter and how nature teaches patience.

Gadgets have to earn their keep in my tiny kitchen

Columnist Scott Daniels expresses his discontent with his small kitchen.

Looking back can help better prepare you for the future

Columnist Karen Wilson provides a list of things one can look back on to focus on for improvement in the new year.

Ag plastic waste in need of a good home

Holmes SWCD columnist John Lorson discusses a service that helps those in agriculture recycle plastic waste.

Public utility rates: Who's in charge?

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses utility rates and their governance.

Thinking of investing in bitcoin?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams being used to steal money from people trying to invest in bitcoin.

A letter to me at 30

Columnist Missy Herrera shares a letter she wrote to herself when she was 30.

No matter how great things are, they can always get worse

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time he and a friend went to Negril.

Learning from the past helps direct us into the future

Bruce Stambaugh shares about his experience at a living history event.

Understanding the draw system

Columnist Bob Hanna explains how the draw system works in the hunting world.

January is off to a good start for area birders

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses January birding in the cold temperatures.

The past is not greater than today

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the past and present and people's tendency to want to go back in time.

I never really got the hang of being a good loser

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a backyard football fight and the rest of the snowball battle from Notre Dame.

Put on your robe

Columnist Amber Miller discusses one's access to God in spite of one's shortcomings.

The golden eagles of Pigeon River

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses some winter birding that led to multiple sightings of two golden eagles.

Resolve to listen to one another in 2018

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about beginning the new year by making resolve but not resolutions.

Do plants have stomachs?

SWCD columnist Joe Christner discusses the way soil works like a stomach for plants.

Online sellers dupe sports fans with phony jerseys

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams concerning phony sports jersey sales.

A new year in a different land

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses spending New Year's Day in Mexico along with other memories from her time there.

I was lured into participating in a snowball fight

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a Notre Dame winter tradition concerning a snowball battle between dorms.

The best and worst of 2017

Columnist Bob Hanna reflects upon some hunting experiences from 2017.

Read all the news that wasn't in 2017

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses strange news stories that didn't make the news in 2017.

​Endings and beginnings

Columnist Bruce Glick reflects upon 2017 and discusses some birding memories.

Ohio's standards for gifted student education

This "Law You Can Use" column discuses education for gifted students and students with disabilities.

Don't be bullied by a fake jury duty scam

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams from phony government officials threatening jailing for missed jury duty.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is the best Christmas special

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses the best Christmas movies and their characters.

Reflecting on why we celebrate

Columnist Amber Miller discusses the reason for the Christmas season.

Have we forgotten to remember the magic of Christmas?

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses Christmas traditions from her past and how they have changed over the years.

Remember the old: Decorating for the holidays took on a new look

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses old Christmas traditions of his family along with new ones being formed in his new area of residence.

Nature finds its way into Christmas

Columnist Herb Broda discusses Christmas history and traditions through the plants that often decorate homes during the season.

What will you be eating Christmas day?

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses Christmas traditions and Christmas dinner.

Factors to consider for rotational grazing systems

SWCD columnist Gina Schworm discusses factors to consider for rotational grazing systems.

Beware of package-delivery scams during the holidays

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses package-delivery scams during the holidays.

Future employment trends and the importance of soft skills

Holmes County Education Foundation columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses people skills and the projected job market.

Board appreciates funding

In this letter to the editor, Judy Wortham Wood expresses her gratitude to supporters of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties.

Holding down the line

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses how her time waiting in line at a thrift store changed her perspective.

There's no class titled Basic Husband Behavior 101

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his marriage and holiday decorating.

Ask him to reveal himself in the small things in life

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses communication with God through the small things in life.

Love INC gives thanks

In this letter to the editor, Love INC expresses gratitude to its supporters.

Christmas Bird Counts will begin

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses upcoming Christmas Bird Counts.

To rob one house is to rob them all

Columnist Laura Moore discusses holiday thefts of home decor.

Being brave is as simple as opening your mouth

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses bravery and sexual-harassment allegations.

Joyously enjoying another snowy owl irruption

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the sightings of snowy owls.

Christmas is a time of reflection, assessment and vision

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses the story of "A Christmas Carol" and how he believes Christmastime can be a time to reflect and set goals.

We are fracking our water away

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses fracking and waste storage in Ohio.

It helps to take a short escape during the holidays

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses ways to relax during the holiday season.

Timber season is just around the corner: Are you ready?

SWCD columnist John Lorson discusses timber season and best practices for harvesting.

Simple home modifications that can help seniors age in place

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways for seniors to age in place more easily.

Political activism and the workplace

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses political activism and the workplace.

Scammers use phony tracking numbers to fool online shoppers

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses phony tracking numbers to fool online shoppers.

Maybe simplifying is a sham

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her strengths and weaknesses when it comes to simplifying.

I remember the first time I was introduced to this online marvel

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his introduction to Netflix.

Choose the mountain that remains

Columnist Amber Miller discusses passages from the book of Hebrews and contrasts Mount Sinai with Mount Zion.

Holidays and friends are a natural combination

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh writes about sharing with friends during the holidays.

An early December update

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birding updates for December.

A New Year's dinner without pork and sauerkraut

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses ideas for food this holiday season.

How to protect yourself from peripheral arterial disease

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses treatment options for peripheral arterial disease.

Military families targeted in emergency scam twist

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams targeting military families.

In which I reject every season except the one I'm in

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her preference on the appropriate time to decorate for holiday seasons.

There was a time when I could turn shame into success

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time on the golf course when his age caught up with him.

Snowy owls are on the move

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses numerous sightings of snowy owls as well as some other interesting sightings.

Learn from your past experiences to make better choices in the future

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses hunting season and learning from past experiences.

This birthday is a big one, and I'll enjoy it just like all the others

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about enjoying every birthday.

Social Security options for divorced spouses

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses Social Security options for divorced spouses.

More Amazon 'confirm your account' emails

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses email scammers posing as Amazon.

The artistry of making a pie crust

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her family's history with pies and the art of making pie crusts.

It was like a test I hadn't prepared for in a class I wasn't taking

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a method for raking leaves he learned while young.

It's important to be humble and kind

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses valuing humility and kindness over riches.

Why fear when Jesus is in your boat?

Columnist Amber Miller discusses having faith in Jesus during all of life's circumstances.

Learning the rules of the road all over again

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the driving habits of Virginians.

Being an Ebenezer Scrooge of energy

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses ways to save on energy use.

For farmers, there are 6 seasons

SWCD columnist Dean Slates discusses planning season for farmers.

Assistance dogs provide help and love

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses assistance dogs.

Federal law regulates advertising

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses FTC rules concerning advertising legalities.

You can lease a pet?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams concerning the purchase of pets.

The remains of a year: An inventory

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses lessons learned.

It's one thing to be careful, another to be fearful

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time when an unexpected fear of crossing a bridge came over him.

Thankful for a colorful fall, even if the leaves were dull

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the many activities he and his wife took on this fall with their family.

Sandhill crane numbers are building in Indiana

Columnist Bruce Glick provides an update on the calliope hummingbird from last week and gives information concerning sandhill crane sightings and other November birds.

Hunting season, hunting season, hunting season

Columnist Bob Hanna delivers the conclusion to the bear hunt and expresses his excitement over hunting season.

When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses nursing home care and insurance coverage.

Changing your mind and major can cost you more money

Holmes County Education Foundation columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses ways to avoid changing majors in college.

Wearable technology: Keep yourself safe

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses ways to maximize the security on one's wearable technology.

Reader equates North Korea to 1930s Germany

In this letter to the editor, Winesburg resident Rachel Raber expresses her support for President Trump's stance on North Korea.

Readying the yard for her winter's nap

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her final lap of mowing for the season and her outlook on yard work.

You'll find a place that feels like home to you too

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his love for the Atlantic Ocean and the places around its coast that he has visited.

A calliope hummingbird visits a feeder near Delaware, Ohio

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the spotting of a calliope hummingbird in Delaware, Ohio.

Your below-ground herd needs fed too

SWCD columnist Joe Christner discusses the importance of soil in agriculture.

Solo-travel savings tips for retirees

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to save money while traveling solo.

Understand duties and rights regarding sexual harassment

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses sexual harassment in the work place.

Red crossbills are in the birding news

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the sightings of red crossbills.

When it comes to hiking, easy is a relative term

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses a hike he took up the Hawksbill Trail and some people he met at the summit.

Reader demands action to stop logging

In this letter to the editor, Ashland resident Richard Weaver II expresses his opposition to logging in Mohican Forest.

All is fair in love and compromise: A kitchen table story

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses a battle over a kitchen table.

I've never shared my mother's recipe for that festive and savory treat?

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses one of his mother's recipes in connection with a vacation dilemma.

We are all one in Christ

Columnist Amber Miller discusses her thoughts toward her calling in Christ.

Look on the inside to change the outside

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses recognizing triggers for negative thoughts and how to deal with those triggers.

Resident disapproves of alcohol sales request

In this letter to the editor, Walnut Creek resident Merry Lynn Sigrist-Straits expresses her opposition to alcohol sales at the Wallhouse Hotel.

Resident opposes sale of alcohol in township hotel

In this letter to the editor, Walnut Creek Township resident Mark Stutzman expresses his opposition to the sale of alcohol in the Wallhouse Hotel.

Finally at bear camp

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses the bear hunt.

Flu shots for seniors

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses vaccinations for seniors.

Victory comes when we rely upon God for our needs

Columnist Amber Miller discusses victory through Jesus and how a woman's faith took away her anxiety.

Losing oneself on the back roads of life

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses autumn and the ways she will honor her mother's memory this season.

And here we are, still standing, still laughing, still happy together

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses the day a phone call from his future wife began their relationship together.

Phony ads and fake breeders fool would-be pet owners

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses fake breeders and scams related to phony pet sales.

In awe of fall's many murmurations

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses fall's murmurations through nature and animals.

Birds were scarce, but there were some good ones in Utah

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses some rare birds he saw while visiting national parks out west.

The benefits of cover crops and conservation

Holmes SWCD columnist Jane Houin discusses the benefits of cover crops and conservation.

How to search for forgotten 401(k) money

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to find lost money from 401(k) plans.

Looking for Netflix support? Be careful whom you call

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses scams related to phony Netflix support numbers.

The bliss in adventuring alone

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses days she spends alone in an act of self-care.

Emotional highs will never last forever

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his salvation testimony and dealing with depression and uncertainty.

You can't let what someone else has done to you mess up your whole life

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses lessons learned in life from failed relationships and painting for his dad.

All is changed through a personal relationship with Jesus

Columnist Amber Miller discusses a person whose life was changed through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Reconsider logging Mohican

In this letter to the editor, Butler resident Robin K. Webb expresses her disagreement with logging in Mohican Memorial State Forest.

Are you getting local calls that aren't local?

Better Business Bureau columnist Kim Thompson discusses calls that falsely reflect one's area code.

A bumper crop of acorns

Columnist Herb Broda discusses the theory of acorn mast years being linked with an increase in Lyme disease.

Waiting on rain and suffering the personal consequences

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the mysterious drought in his new location and the effects it has on his sinuses.

Introducing youth to hunting created fond memories

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses a recent event where he and others got to work with youth.

Teach children time management

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses strategies for managing time and her view on teaching children how to manage time.

Getting a handle on prescription medications

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to save money and be safe with prescription drugs for seniors.

Because of you, not despite you

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the impact her mother has had on her life.

But then life — as is its wont — careened out of control

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a time in life when things were going bad and then how he got a job as a sports writer.

Lessons learned from sunflowers

Columnist Amber Miller discusses two different sunflowers in her garden and a parallel she sees in them as compared to believers.

The Grand Tetons are grand indeed

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses a trip to the Grand Teton National Park and the wild life he was able to observe while there.

Embracing the sensory qualities of October

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses October as his favorite month and compares the scenery from Ohio to his present home in Shenandoah Valley.

70 years of conservation

SWCD columnist Michelle Wood discusses what local Soil and Water Conservation Districts do and what their priorities are.

A cheap death: How to donate your body to science

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses how to donate one's body to science after death.

Whether in kindness or fury

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her changing personality over the years.

I'm still OK with the transistor radio

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a recent hair cut and his view on modern technology.

Don't let the cost of college scare you

Columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses student loans, grants and applying for the FAFSA.

We can be free of condemnation

Columnist Amber Miller concludes her series on her belief in the free things believers gain through Jesus.

Letter: Mohican is not a tree farm

In this letter to the editor, Lucas resident Irv Oslin expresses his reasons against logging in Mohican Memorial State Forest.

Losing a friend who was a friend to all

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh shares about a friend from a writing group who passed away.

The fall migration continues

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birds sighted during fall migration.

I love this time of year

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses hunting season and trips to Cabela's in numerous areas.

Outdoor sports community sees the effects of climate instability

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her views on climate instability and its effects on outdoor sports and economics.

Exercises that help ease arthritis pain and stiffness

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses exercises to assist people with arthritis pain.

All we knew was we had to run, run, run

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses Notre Dame and his introduction to campus life there.

We have all been given the power of Jesus

Columnist Amber Miller shares her belief about the power and authority believers have been freely given through Jesus.

Killbuck resident against commercial development of monuments

In this letter to the editor, Killbuck resident Suzanne Watson expresses her concern for national monuments.

It's the sausage gravy that binds us

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the things she and her husband do together to unwind.

The center of the universe is a relative idea

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses a mayor who declared Wallace, Idaho, to be the center of the universe and applies the man's idea to one's home location.

Mohican should be preserved

In this letter to the editor, Lucas resident Annette McCormick expresses her stance toward commercial logging in Mohican Forest.

How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses Medicare prescription drug plans.

Logging Mohican a concern to reader

In this letter to the editor, Ashland resident Ashley Clark expresses her concern for logging in Mohican Forest.

Confess your unpopular opinion: Part deux

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses unpopular opinions as a follow-up to a previous column.

Every time I woke up, it seemed the world had been rocked on its very axis

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a vacation during his younger years and the game of ping-pong.

For farmers field work doesn't end with the harvest

Columnist Chuck Reynolds discusses things needed done by farmers after harvest.

God is not mad at you

Columnist Amber Miller discusses her view on God's outlook toward sin and sinners.

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the change of seasons from summer to fall.

Hurricane Irma brings a sooty tern to our area

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses a sooty tern located near Dover.

Driving the interstate highways is not a good way to see the country

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his return trip from the hunt in Maine.

Another reason to not be late

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses the routine changing of pies during fall banquets.

Top new cars for older drivers

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses cars for older drivers.

Annual rant: I'll do it on my time

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the transition of seasons and her stance on decorating.

That summer I was part of something entirely different

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a summer job he had that taught him some things.

Don't believe someone else is going to do the work for you

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses "The Simpsons" and Homer's lazy attitude in comparison to society.

We are free from the law of sin and death

Columnist Amber Miller believes we are free from sin through Christ and also free from the law that stirred up sin.

Lessons learned from an outing with an 11-year-old

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses a hike with his grandson in Shenandoah National Park.

The bird life in Idaho is quite varied

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses the varied bird life in Idaho.

Faith communities working toward a sustainable future

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future and the group's statewide meeting in Dover.

Check-in services that can help seniors stay put

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses check-in services for seniors living alone.

Logging Mohican a concern to reader

In this letter to the editor, Kevin Clark discusses his concern over rezoning in Mohican-Memorial State Forest.

Evacuating the hurricanes we create

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her view on how change in life can be good or bad.

Imagine being able to actually set foot on a Major League Baseball field

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a recent event at a baseball game and connects it to his past years in baseball.

Some education requires more than texts and lectures

Columnist Karen Wilson discusses hands-on skills and applying knowledge.

Red Cross helps at home and away

Red Cross columnist Lara Kiefer discusses first-aid services in disaster and at home.

A long-tailed jaeger delights birders at Findlay Reservoir

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses his viewing of jaegers.

You can help monarchs make their journey south

SWCD columnist Karen Gotter discusses milkweed and its importance for monarch butterflies.

The mountain welcomed me like a long-lost friend

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses his visit to Mt. Rainier National Park.

Plan the hunt, and hunt the plan

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses the planning for the bear hunt in Maine.

Making pasta on a cool September day

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses making pasta from scratch.

How to stop unwanted junk mail and guard against mail fraud

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses junk mail and mail fraud.

Reader applauds recycling efforts of the commissioners

In this letter to the editor, Theresa Clark speaks in support of the Holmes County commissioners' recycling efforts.

Claiming colorblindness in a multi-colored world

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses melanin and colorblindness.

Summer's fading away, and I'm ready for fall

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses the transition from summer to fall.

Don't tell me what I want to hear

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses being honest with people.

How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein?

Columnist Amber Miller continues her discussion on saved by faith and her view on how that should affect one's actions.

Experiencing a trip that eclipsed the eclipse

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses a trip he made out west to visit friends while also getting to watch the eclipse.

Pocatello is described as one of the best birding spots in Idaho

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses a trip to Idaho and the birds he spotted while there.

Finding money for long-term care

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to obtain financial help for long-term care.

How much do you know about joint bank accounts?

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses joint bank accounts.

Our children need us to let them go

Columnist Missy Herrera reminisces of her kids' days in school and their growing into adults.

On dinosaurs and drive-in movie theaters

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his days at drive-in movie theaters and a recent event at one with his family.

He became sin so we could become righteous

Columnist Amber Miller continues her discussion on godly righteousness.

We're looking forward to uncovering exciting new places

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses his trips around his new home to get to know the area.

Most hunters don't like to talk about their blunders

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses a blunder with bear spray and an upcoming hunting event for youth.

The breeze stilled and the katydids quit buzzing

Feature writer Nancy Davis shares her experience in Dover, Tennessee, where she viewed the eclipse in totality.

The whole thing had been plotted by vacation angels

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses his recent vacation in South Carolina and the food he had while there.

A long drive makes for an unforgettable solar eclipse

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she viewed the recent eclipse in totality.

Low-cost wireless plans for seniors who use smartphones

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses low-cost smartphone plans for seniors.

Ohio law and common law address dog bites

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses laws and compensations surrounding dog bites.

There is a difference between self-righteousness and God's righteousness

Columnist Amber Miller discusses her view on self-righteousness in comparison to God's righteousness.

The only time I had lost anything of any value was a pair of Notre Dame sunglasses

Columnist Mike Dewey finishes his story about his adventure with the banana boat.

The Red Cross is a vital part of the community

In this Red Cross column Lara Kiefer discusses the services provided by the organization and how it has impacted Wayne and Holmes counties.

Shorebirds are in the spotlight these days

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses shorebirds he saw during a trip to some flooded fields.

'They're just a little different than us'

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the views she was raised under and her change of beliefs over time.

The art of listening is hard to learn

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses the importance of listening.

Emotions can run high for everyone as we get ready for the start of school

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the gambit of emotions people experience as school approaches.

Forest bathing is not what you think

Columnist Herb Broda discusses forest bathing, which is much different than what it sounds like, and Queen Anne's Lace, his wild flower of the month.

Finding help for seniors addicted to opioids

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses help for seniors with opioid addictions.

Confess your unpopular opinion: A purging

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses some of her opinions after finding a hashtag challenge that said: #confessyourunpopularopinion.

Be careful what you wish for

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a boating experience gone wrong.

Thankful for a colorful sendoff

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh recalls his sendoff by describing the budding nature around him and the relationships had with people throughout the community.

Never take anything for granted and learn from mistakes

Columnist Bob Hanna uses a hunting story to discuss his view on learning from mistakes.

The future looks bright for bald eagles

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses bald eagles and their growing numbers in Ohio.

Not knowing how the sausage is made misses the mark

Columnist Scott Daniels says you only realize how many times you have to bend, twist and lift things in the kitchen once you can't do so very easily.

How to choose the right type of walker

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses different types of walkers and how to choose walkers for one's needs.

There is nothing wrong with having one's own way of doing things

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his perspective on people who believe their way is the only way.

What remains of a cracked coffee cup

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her view on decluttering and the memories behind some of the items we keep.

And even though it's too late, I'd like to say I'm sorry

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses responses he has received in the mail and a woman he feels he let down by not replying to her letter soon enough.

Justified freely by his grace through Jesus

Columnist Amber Miller discusses being justified freely by grace through faith in Jesus.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness was created to encourage borrowers to go into public service

Columnist Darla Stitzlein discusses Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Today is the day on which we need to focus

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses how no two days are alike at Lakeside and how he believes we should all focus on the day we are in presently.

A seasonal, plant-based diet is healthier for the planet

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses her belief that food choices can affect climate change.

Keeping cool has become a full-time effort

Columnist Laura Moore discusses the pros and cons of summer.

A huge step in the right direction for the sports world

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses why he is happy with the decision Kyrie Irving made to leave the Cavs.

You're making everything taste like bottled Italian dressing

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses marinades and his belief that Italian dressing is not the way to go unless making a salad.

How to find and claim your family's unclaimed money

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses ways to find unclaimed money within the family.

When a loved one dies, who pays the bills?

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses bills pertaining to a deceased person.

Indifference defined in 140 characters or less

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her view on being aware of things happening in the country and discerning truth.

I had the feeling that this time I'd climbed too high

Columnist Mike Dewey compares his experience looking down from the Empire State Building to a news story that caused controversy during his days in a local news outlet.

There can be unfortunate clashes when critters run into each other

Columnist Laura Moore discusses the noise that arises when critters outside her home take offense to one another.

A summer vacation at Lakeside became a standing reservation

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses Lakeside, a place his family has made a regular vacation spot.

A super rare wandering tattler visits a rocky jetty along Lake Michigan

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses a really rare bird that was found near Lake Michigan.

Hunters must support conservation efforts

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses conservation efforts, both local and international.

We have freely been given a new spirit

Columnist Amber Miller discusses body, soul and spirit and scriptures pertaining to the Spirit of Christ indwelling believers.

There can be unfortunate clashes when critters run into each other

Columnist Laura Moore discusses the noise that arises when critters outside her home take offense to one another.

Cleanliness matters in a proper kitchen

Just as it is second nature to think constantly about other drivers, traffic laws, safety measures and road conditions while you're driving, so you should be thinking about what you are doing while you cook and be mindful of how sloppy food preparation can easily make people very, very sick.

The hidden dangers of heartburn

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses heartburn and ways to treat it.

How to get the most from an attorney-client relationship

This "Law You Can Use" column discusses attorney-client relationships.

The only problem was keeping it a secret from my wife

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses a birthday idea gone wrong.

There is a place for fast food

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his love for fast food.

Searching to know our freedom in Christ

Columnist Amber Miller shares her thoughts about the word free and how she wants to dig in deeper to what that truly means.

Surviving summer without a fairy garden

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the details of her summer.

Why don't you just focus?

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses focus and time management.

Move over kids: Grandma's heading for the playground!

Columnist Herb Broda discusses outdoor exercise areas for older adults and stargazing.

It's been a banner year for sedge wrens and others

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses certain rare birds that have been spotted around the country in greater numbers than usual.

When everything falls into place

Bruce Stambaugh shares about everything falling into place regarding his move to Virginia.

Refrigerator pickles are easy to make

Columnist Scott Daniels talks about pickles and a recent attempt he made at making his own jar of pickles.

Thanks for giving support to charity

In this letter to the editor, the Jo Muse Memorial Golf Scramble Committee expresses its thanks to all who helped make the event a success.

Your story is a raging fire: Tell it

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her belief that people should get their stories out there.

How we spend time is determined by what we find most important

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his view that the way we spend our time reflects our priorities in life.

I do wonder if I could still play the game

Columnist Mike Dewey talks about his Church League softball days.

Fun names just make a lot of sense

​Columnist Bruce Stambaugh remarks about the unique names of both Rockingham County and Holmes County.

This smoke is your life until Halloween at least

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses how he will be grilling on his kettle grill until Halloween at least.

Summer fun: Keep it simple so that it is simply fun

Columnist Karen Wilson offers simple ways to have fun with the family during summer.

I've noticed several different levels of smiles that Gilbert evokes

Columnist Chad Curry discusses his little dog and the smiles it brings to others.

Stop beating yourself up over something you've been forgiven

Columnist Amber Miller discusses a recent event that caused her to feel ashamed and how being reminded of what Jesus did helped her.

I've decided the lamb's ear must go

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her difficulties with getting rid of the beautiful but highly invasive lamb's ear.

Regenerative design solves the large-scale trash problem

Columnist Randi Pokladnik discusses regenerative design, an idea that seeks to parallel nature and attempts to be waste free while being used to design buildings, create landscapes and manufacture consumer products.

Welcome to my imperfect home

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses differing views on hospitality and what it means to her.

Fresh air makes a house happy

Columnist Laura Moore discusses open windows and screen doors along with the creatures outside that like to invade a home when able.

An open letter to the powers that be in Major League Baseball

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses Major League Baseball and its attempts to speed up the game and make it more entertaining for some viewers.

Less really is more

Bruce Stambaugh shares how downsizing helped him realize that less is really more.

Auto safety devices that can help seniors with older cars

Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller discusses devices that can help seniors drive safely.

Some birds are rarely seen away from the oceans of the world

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses ocean-dwelling birds and some rare bird sightings.

In the end it is worth trusting

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses his view on trusting God and waiting on God.

Trust in God's opinion of you more than others

Columnist Amber Miller discusses her experiences as a stay-at-home mom and her battle with being more concerned with people's view of her than God's.

The best wine is the wine you like

Ohio has a long and important history in wine-making, beginning in the 1820s along the Ohio River. Ohio was the largest producer of wine in the United States until crop failures and the Civil War brought things to a standstill.

I feel so small when I try to compare myself to this unknown hero

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses the tragic death of a man who rushed into the ocean to save two drowning teenagers.

70 times 7 until it hurts

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her perspective on freedom and giving.

We can each have our own independence day

Columnist Chad Curry discusses examples of personal independence days for individuals who have overcome troubles that enslaved them.

The Founding Fathers showed compassion and empathy

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution and some of its amendments.

Reports of rare birds come from a number of birders

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses reports of rare birds seen in the region, including Killbuck Marsh, a big place with lots of excellent habitat. Several least bitterns have been reported. These bitterns are found annually but in small numbers.

Accepting challenges and facing adversity

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses his reason for hunting and how God has helped him in life throughout difficult times.

We're still not sure exactly where hot dogs come from

Columnist Scott Daniels shares the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says over the Fourth of July holiday Americans will consume enough hot dogs to stretch, end-to-end, from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles five times.

Let your kids take the bumpy road

Will students be prepared on how to deal with what life throws at them? Most likely the answer is no if you’ve smoothed out the road for them for the past 18 years.

Long days and slow sunsets signal summer’s here

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses his love for summer.

The playhouse my grandpa built

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses a playhouse her grandfather built for her as a child and the memories it created for her and her children.

Losing your independence has to be difficult

Columnists Chad Curry share his thoughts about losing independence and asking for help.

God parts seas so we can walk through them by faith

Columnist Amber Miller discusses her thoughts on faith concerning the story of God parting the Red Sea and its devotional application to individuals.

It's firefly season

Columnist Herb Broda discusses declining firefly populations and summer activities.

My consent is not yours to take

Columnist Missy Herrera shares why consent is the last line of self preservation.

Know the laws for a safe and pleasant hunt

Columnist Bob Hanna gives sound advice that will lead to a safe and pleasant hunt when you follow all the rules.

Visiting some old friends

Columnist Laura Moore visits a few old friends on a trip.

Include reading in your summer plans

Summer is a great opportunity to share your favorite authors from your childhood with your kids. Read together or listen to audiobooks.

Dads are a pretty precious commodity

Columnist Scott Daniels recalls his dad's disdain for any vegetable other than the potato.

True happiness comes by fulfilling our purpose

Columnist Kyle Snyder continues his column on finding purpose.

Being a father brings lots of lessons

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses things he learned throughout his years as a father from his own parents as well as from his children.

Water infrastructure is a bipartisan effort

Republican Bob Gibbs represents Ohio's 7th Congressional District and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. He writes this column to praise the president on some bipartisan reforms that passed the House nearly unanimously.

Summer as seen through 3 tomato plants

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses the planting of some tomato plants she recently obtained.

Optics Fling is a big success

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses an event he traveled home to attend called the Optics Fling.

God loves when we take from him

Columnist Amber Miller shares some things she believes people can learn from the biblical story of Mary and Martha.

Pushing the envelope can lead you to amazing experiences

Columnist Scott Daniels discusses some food items he has been considering to attempt to make.

I will not slice open the vein of what’s threatening my very existence

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses his reasons for not returning home this year with his wife.

Casting your nets

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses a project plan and a fishing trip.

2 days at Movement Festival

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her bucket list and two days at Movement Festival.

Settling into our new home settles our spirits

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh discusses settling in to his new home in Virginia.

Turn your music up, open the windows and boogie

Columnist Chad Curry discusses his 6-year-old daughter's free spirit and her desire to dance anytime she hears music.

Grace in the madness of mothering

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses cycles of life and looks back upon the days of early motherhood.

Questions men have been grasping at since the dawn of time

Columnist Kyle Snyder discusses questions concerning the meaning of life.

We might have extra eggs

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses a recent decision to acquire chickens and all that comes along with them.

The seasons are determined for me more by my closet than by the calendar

Columnist Herb Broda discusses summer activities to do outside.

I want to encourage you to be an encourager

Columnist Amber Miller encourages believers to use words to build others up.

We allow that little guilt monster to deprive us of so many good things to eat

Columnist Scott Daniels encourages readers to enjoy life and food.

Magee Marsh and the biggest week of birding

Columnist Bruce Glick discusses birding at two locations and an increase in new birders of all ages.

Grateful for a creative mother who shared life’s beauty

Columnist Bruce Stambaugh remembers his creative mother.

Remembering Mom on Mother's Day

Columnist Mike Dewey recalls memories of his mother and considers what her thoughts and actions might have been toward the current political landscape.

Strawberry jelly and blissful chaos

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her writing and a home system she describes as blissful chaos.

Most people can relate to those moments in life when all just seems right

Columnist Chad Curry discusses a realization he had while standing in front of the mirror.

Flowers are never a bad idea as a gift

Columnist Randi Pokladnik recalls memories of her mother's love for trees and flowers.

Wildlife conservation requires planning and cooperation

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses conservation and his view on how hunting plays into conservation efforts.

It’s not all beach sunsets and seafood dinners

Columnist Mike Dewey discusses relationships and Newton's Third Law of Motion.

God loves to have fellowship with us

Columnist Amber Miller recalls an experience from her college volleyball days and compares it to her understanding of how God feels about people.

Bees are buzzing me for absolutely no good reason

Columnist Laura Moore discusses her situation with bees around her home.

Coaches and fans look beyond crimes when it helps their team win a game

Columnist Bryan Schaaf discusses his view on inappropriate behavior from NFL sports figures.

Wildlife conservation requires planning and cooperation

Columnist Bob Hanna discusses conservation and his view on how hunting plays into conservation efforts.

Spring is much more than warmer weather

Columnist Herb Broda discusses ways to enjoy spring with all of one's senses.

'Man Who Came to Dinner' gets rave review

Writer Scott Daniels gives a review of the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County's "The Man Who Came to Dinner."


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