Friday, July 1, 2016

Lower fuel and nitrogen prices in the last half of 2006 have signaled trends that should hold throughout 2007. The outlook numbers laid out...

(Editor's note: In the Jan. 4 column, Boardman Police Officer Kim Kotheimer was incorrectly referred to as "Jim" in one sentence.

Lower fuel and nitrogen prices in the last half of 2006 have signaled trends that should hold throughout 2007.

I have been surprised by the feedback I have received from last week's column regarding the decades-old murder of two brothers and their ever-watchful English Shepherd.

One hundred years ago this week, the nation's first extensive food safety laws went into effect. Inspired by Upton Sinclair's stomach-churning novel The Jungle, President Theodore Roosevelt bullied Congress into passing the Food and Drug Act.

There is a reason I have no desire to travel the world, see exotic places, and meet new and exciting people and it is this: new and exciting people who live in other places are strange.

We've looked out our back windows and watched a bobcat prowl the edge of our woods. We've watched deer and wild turkeys.

The rain let up on New Year's Eve, leaving the bricks of my brother's new entry patio glistening in the moonlight.

Last Sept. 15, Kade Kotheimer, the son of Boardman Township's finest, Police Officer Jim Kotheimer, was injured in an accident so horrendous that he was not expected to live and lay in a coma for weeks.

Very few things passed down to me from my paternal grandparents, unfortunately, survived our house fire of December 2000.
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