Memory lapse or something more?

Memory lapse or something more?

First of all, I want to thank the Kroger employee or customer who found a notebook in a cart in the parking lot last week. It was a blue notebook with...

January 27th, 2016 |  


Farm to cafeteria conference coming

By Sandra RennerContributing ColumnistOn June 2-4, 2016, more than 1,500 people will gather in Madison, Wisconsin for the 8th National Farm to Cafeter...

January 27th, 2016 updated: January 27th, 2016. |  


Gearing up for the big fight

By Traci BrucknerContributing ColumnistCrop insurance is an important and necessary component of an effective farm safety net. However, it is a very c...

January 24th, 2016 |  



When time-eating zombies

When time-eating zombies

Effective Jan. 1, I retired. No, I didn’t leave my nine-to-five job. I quit a brief, but illustrious, career as a zombie slayer.You see, a coupl...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Reading the fine print

Reading the fine print

There’s a wonderful episode of the I Love Lucy show in which Lucy gets tickets to a hit play. She orders the “first available SaturdayR...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Humble Pie has many recipes

Humble Pie has many recipes

By Justin CobyContributing columnistHumble Pie is a bitter-tasting dish. No matter how it’s served. We’ve all been forced to strap on the ...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Edison students complete police training

PIQUA — Edison State Community College’s Peace Officer Academy honored 14 students in December following their successful completion of th...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Keep the momentum going with arena

Keep the momentum going with arena

Well, the results are in and on first blush, they certainly aren’t pretty. Last September, city council authorized the city to bid the Hobart Ar...

January 11th, 2016 |  


​Ignoring the facts doesn’t mean they don’t exist

​Ignoring the facts doesn’t mean they don’t exist

During the first week of December, the Associated Press ran a story in newspapers around Ohio discussing the effect poverty has on student performance...

January 6th, 2016 |  


The GOP’s pro-corporate prescription

The GOP’s pro-corporate prescription

By Richard KirschThe conventional wisdom in Washington is that tax breaks for corporations lead to economic growth. Tax assistance for working familie...

January 6th, 2016 |