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Hello in there

Hello in there

George is 83 years old and was admitted to hospice for end stage heart disease. George tenaciously, but barely, clings …

August 28th, 2015 |  

On voting, and not

On voting, and not

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters …

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

Get up and move

Get up and move

I’m deviating from my usual hospice patient story this week to share a personal one. The year was 1975 and …

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  

Farm Science Review is next month

Farm Science Review is next month

This will be one of my shortest columns. I am on vacation this week, so I thought I would simply …

August 18th, 2015 |  

ADAMS COUNTY COMMON PLEAS REPORT

Aug. 13, 2015 Criminal Division State of Ohio vs. Deborah C. Dryden, Journal entry filed. Hearing on Defendant’s motion to …

August 18th, 2015 |  

End of summer or the beginning of fall?

End of summer or the beginning of fall?

The other evening I was listening to the weather report and the weatherman mentioned that we are in the dog …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Disabilities: Peyton has his place with Murphys

Disabilities: Peyton has his place with Murphys

It hasn’t been easy. Yet the Murphys persevere and, better yet, have grown as people through their experience of having …

August 18th, 2015 |  

It’s how you make them feel that counts

It’s how you make them feel that counts

This is the last of a five part series on my friends, Tom and Faye. If you haven’t been following, …

August 14th, 2015 |  

A look at Monarch caterpillars

A look at Monarch caterpillars

On a recent trip to Vinton County to photograph the old Moonville Railroad Tunnel, we made a quick stop at …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Looking forward to that morning break

Looking forward to that morning break

When I was growing up on the farm my Dad and family raised a lot of tobacco and hay. To …

August 11th, 2015 |  

An important victory for Ohio’s waterways

An important victory for Ohio’s waterways

Freshwater reserves that provide drinking water to millions of people in Ohio are under threat from toxins carried by the …

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |  

Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and …

August 10th, 2015 |  

Listening with your heart

Listening with your heart

This is part four of a series about Tom, a 68- year old hospice patient with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). …

August 6th, 2015 updated: August 6th, 2015. |  

Take advantage of the sales tax holiday

Take advantage of the sales tax holiday

I encourage families with back-to-school shopping on the horizon to take advantage of an opportunity that helps stretch their hard-earned …

August 4th, 2015 |  

A man of understanding

A man of understanding

This is part three in a series about my friend and fellow pilgrim, Tom. In the previous columns, Tom shared …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Sliding into fun

Sliding into fun

On summer nights when it is muggy and warm I think of being entertained in a great and extra ordinary …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Always kept busy

Always kept busy

I have said before I was raised on a farm and in the 50’s and 60’s. My dad owned around …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Projecting American strength through diplomacy

Projecting American strength through diplomacy

After serving two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan as an U.S. Army Infantry Captain, I know that we …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Cutting through red tape to jump start the economy

Cutting through red tape to jump start the economy

Recent economic indicators continue to confirm how disappointing our recovery from the 2007-2009 financial crisis has been. In fact, economists …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Don’t be such a Ham about it

Don’t be such a Ham about it

Straight Paths Loren Hardin This is part one of a series about Rose and Ken. Rose was 67 years old …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Kept the home fires burning

Kept the home fires burning

The Good ‘Ole Days Rick Houser Being raised on a farm was and still is a time I will always …

June 29th, 2015 |  

Fahter’s Day is around the corner

Fahter’s Day is around the corner

Hello Friends! Father’s Day is just around the corner once more. In our home, Father’s Day certainly is an excellent …

June 20th, 2015 |  

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