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Advice for life: Get up eight

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dear Annette, You’re done. No more high school. No more bells, study halls or varsity volleyball. No more sock hops, pep rallies or lunchroom drama.

Animal welfare rules are dynamic

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Testimony before a House or Senate committee is not always the most scintillating reading. I’ve always marveled how legislators can stay awake during the most boring of hearings.

The week no words would come

Thursday, May 10, 2007

There are some weeks when writing a column is hard (OK, most weeks). There’s never a lack of things to write about, but making those topics interesting is the tough part.

Infinite legacy of words and deeds

Thursday, May 3, 2007

In January, a man stopped by our booth at Power Show Ohio and mentioned he had met Ora Anderson. He was, the Athens County reader said, the most amazing bird carver.

Preservation: Why are we doing this?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

A week ago, I challenged newsroom team members to come up with a personal goal for the rest of 2007.

U.S. ag research at a crossroads

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The founding fathers got it right. But I’m not talking about Madison, Hamilton or Jefferson, I’m talking about Smith, Lever, Hatch and Morrill.

Losing this battle will be expensive

Thursday, April 5, 2007

“It’s time to get political.” That’s a headline message on the Web site of The Humane Society of the United States.

Ready for the manure chronicles?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The caller identified himself as a reporter with the Canton Repository. He was doing a story on two dairy farms that are taking part in a pilot program for onfarm manure treatment, kind of like a municipal sewage treatment plant.

If you want to celebrate Ag Day …

Thursday, March 22, 2007

National Agriculture Day occurs every year on the first day of spring, which fell this year on March 21.

Gore is playing the role of his life

Thursday, March 8, 2007

The recent televised Academy Awards program was an Al Gore-apalooza, as the assembled actors and musicians were almost giddy in their support of the former vice president.

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