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Here are a few noteworthy things to consider for the spring

January 25, 2013 Every January, I begin a new notebook for the year, a place to take notes at meetings, programs I attend, interesting articles I read and so on. more »»

We cannot continue on road to increasing debt

January 24, 2013 I have been critical of Republicans and Democrats in Washington for avoiding the bold steps needed to stop the out-of-control borrowing and spending that has led our nation to the brink of a debt... more »»

Hot enough?

January 18, 2013 I received a newspaper article in today’s mail from my sister in England. The headline is “A watery grave for our wildlife” and the story documents the sad conditions existing in the south of England. more »»

Friends needed for Seneca County parks

January 11, 2013 A cold, sunny winter day is a good time to visit one of the many parks in our are. more »»

Shady front garden deserves a resolution

January 4, 2013 Well, it is that time again. Time to learn to write 2013 on checks, to start the new and indispensable new wall calendar, and time to make a few New Year resolutions. more »»

Don’t let garden go to the dogs (or cats or birds)

December 28, 2012 We like to think we are in charge of our garden spaces, but in reality we share our property with a host of other beings. more »»

Proper care for house plants

December 21, 2012 You may have acquired a few house plants over the Christmas season, or maybe Santa will bring a contribution soon. So, here are a few hints about the care of one of those additions to the family. more »»

Blueberries often vexing crop

December 14, 2012 I love blueberries and buy them year round — fresh, canned or frozen — but have never grown them. I intend to remedy this in the spring with a container planting right outside the back door. more »»

Green, the color of hope, well represented in garden

December 7, 2012 Here is another column on the colors found in the garden, and this one is fairly obvious — green. more »»

Don’t pass creek drainage issue downstream

November 30, 2012 Cliff Hartline and Pat Scherger have been the drivers for what is now decades behind the push to convert our native stream, Wolf Creek, into Wolf Drainage Ditch. more »»

Christmas for her means a natural tree

November 30, 2012 One of my favorite Christmas decorations is my garden tree. Unfortunately, this starts with an artificial tree, although a real one would be more authentic. more »»

Keep eyes peeled for flying squirrels

November 30, 2012 Four species of tree squirrels occur in Ohio, and most people are familiar with three of them. more »»

Veterans Services Outreach Act to help vets

November 13, 2012 On Veterans Day, and every day, we must remember to express our gratitude to the men and women who have served our country in uniform. more »»

Master Gardeners adding to ranks

November 9, 2012 If you are a local gardener, or if you would like to explore the wonderful world of gardening, there is an opportunity for you in the new yea. more »»

Give to United Way

October 22, 2012 I have been executive director of Community Hospice Care for more than 20 year. more »»


October 22, 2012 Joe Biden sure didn’t act like the vice president of the United States in his debate, did he? All he did was lie, laugh and interrupt his challenger, Paul Ryan, 82 times during the debate. more »»

Don’t believe in Obama

October 22, 2012 There is plenty of evidence around us showing that some people, actually too many, still don’t get it. more »»

Vote for Stacy

October 22, 2012 I am writing today to endorse Holly Stacy as an outstanding candidate for Seneca County commissioner. I have worked closely with Holly on many issues for Leadership Sandusky County. more »»

Fall brings number of golden opportunities

October 19, 2012 In autumn, as the days grow shorter, every moment of sunshine is a moment to treasure. It is such a happy thing that everywhere in the garden are glimpses of gol. more »»

Maintain city services for about 25 cents a day

October 18, 2012 Since taking office in January of this year, there have been many rewarding moments in my short tenure as mayor of Tiffin. more »»



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