Stories by Contributing Writers

Rare comic books hit investment range.

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about collection comic books from the rarest of the rare to the current issues that boys collect like baseball cards.

Once shunned, painted ladies of Americana prized

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the history, importance, and value of painted furniture as part of Americana.

Wood engraving once common art

Thursday, February 8, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the history of wood engraving to reproduce pictures in books magazines and newspapers.

Some firsts in post-war toys

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the sturdier and larger American-made toys that appeared just after World War II.

Let a smile be your umbrella: a way to bridge the political chasm

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columnist Dale Wildman writes looks with approval at the bipartisian appeal of President George W. Bush and at the need for political civility.

Multi-state grazing conference set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The sixth Great Lakes International Grazing Conference will be Feb. 12-13, at the Shipshewana Antique Auction Barn in Shipshewana, Ind.

Decorative tiles always in vogue

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Decorative tiles were first in demand by the wealthy, but American craftsmen soon developed products for average households, too.

When solitude reigned and the banks of the Ohio were watered with blood

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Columnist Roy Booth looks back at the dawn of the 19th century, when Ohio was the western frontier of the United States.

Weather, everybody talks about it, but it keeps on doing things its own way

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Climatologist James Newman thinks this winter will be colder and snowier, but by spring, temperatures and moisture will be about normal.

All livestock producers need manure management plan

Thursday, January 11, 2001

By 2008, all livestock farms in Ohio are going to have to have a nutrient management plan in place and be implementing it.


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