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  • Commissioners’ Corner

    by - Jun 2, 2016
    May has been a very busy month in the Commissioner’s office, as it has been around the county. Farmers have worked feverishly to get their plowing and planting done. It hasn’t been easy with the rain...
  • A Day to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

    by - May 26, 2016
    Since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, 275 Ohio soldiers have lost their lives in action.  275 stories of bravery and determination came to an abrupt end in battlefields far from the comforts of home....
  • A Time to Remember the Sacrifice

    by - May 26, 2016
    Memorial Day is about so much more than summer barbeques and bright, candy-filled parades. It is a time to honor the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. Established in the wake of...
  • Say no to HSUS, defend agriculture

    by - May 26, 2016
    In western Ohio, agriculture and the products we produce provide for the fine families we rear and the lives we live.  The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is trying to take our farming practices...
  • 5…4…3…2…1…Hi Mom

    by - May 21, 2016
    My kids haven’t done anything column worthy lately and my wife…well…she’s just being my wife and doing the things she normally does. I have writer’s block. I don’t have a topic. There are weeks like this...
  • High quality H2O needs Bobby Boucher

    by - May 19, 2016
    Over the past few months we have learned a lot about the water crisis in Flint, Mich. and I must say that I am appalled by the failure of their local government to do what’s right...
  • Tourism Talks – Nature important to tourism in county

    by - May 17, 2016
    When most think of “tourism,” they think of our physical attractions: Garst Museum, Bear’s Mill, the KitchenAid Experience Retail Center, and others. What you may not realize is how popular nature tourism is. Nature tourism is...
  • Capital Budget – Help for good local projects

    by - May 10, 2016
    This year’s Capital Budget totaled $2.6 billion, of which $160 million was allocated toward state projects.  Often times the remaining funds go toward local projects which have raised a substantial amount of funds through their local...
  • My Wife’s Motherly Lessons

    by - May 7, 2016
    With our oldest child nearing adulthood, I find it hard to believe my wife has been a mother for over 17 years. I don’t say it enough, in fact I probably say the opposite more often,...
  • Commissioners’ Corner

    by - May 4, 2016
    If April showers bring May flowers as the saying goes, then we should have flowers everywhere! April is the traditional month that starts spring, and spring showers help farmers to get ready for planting. The moisture...
  • Pharmaceutical Marijuana should be focus

    by - May 4, 2016
    In western Ohio, we know a lot about growing crops to feed the world and we have no interest in plowing under good soybeans, corn, and wheat, to trade in our combines for a Marijuana Grow...
  • Ag in the City update

    by - Apr 26, 2016
    Agriculture in the City is a state funded program which teaches agriculture education to students in city schools. This program is being piloted in one high school and one elementary in Cleveland and Cincinnati. The schools...
  • I will not be turning the Big L

    by - Apr 25, 2016
    I am now less than two months away from turning the Big L. The Big L, you ask? I thought it would somehow make me feel a little better about myself if I described my next...
  • Legislators stand in strong opposition

    by - Apr 21, 2016
    In Ohio we have recognized Obamacare for the failure it is and rejected Washington’s attempt to burden Ohioans with the bureaucratic responsibility of managing his federal health care exchange.  Our state budget has been choked by...
  • Ohio’s Internship and Co-op Appreciation

    by - Apr 12, 2016
    Many people can trace their career success to participation in an internship or co-op. Internships and co-ops prepare the next generation of professionals to become leaders and step into important roles with work experience and a...
  • Dear Generation…Millennial

    by - Apr 9, 2016
    I have learned a lot of useful things in my life. Things like don’t spit into the wind, play nice with others, wear clean underwear if you are in an accident, and other bits of knowledge that have...
  • Marriage is Worth the Work

    by - Apr 9, 2016
    It’s hard to believe I have nearly 20 years of marriage under my belt. Even more incredible is that all of those years have been with the same woman. I’m scratching my head on that one,...
  • Dear Generation Cupcake

    by - Apr 7, 2016
    Yes, I know you prefer to be called millennials, or whatever else you choose that doesn’t scare or offend you, but I think you are proving to all of us the millennials name doesn’t quite describe...
  • Stop the war on our family farms

    by - Apr 7, 2016
    In western Ohio, we enjoy the good fortune of traditional family farms that use the latest technologies to provide affordable, wholesome options at our local grocery stores.  All-too-often it seems our local agriculture is under attack...
  • Eat traditionally – disease free meat

    by - Apr 1, 2016
    In western Ohio our family farms are working diligently to provide high quality wholesome food to the world.  Yet, elitist vegetarians and the HSUS are working to destroy production agriculture piece by piece. In particular you...

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