Thursday, July 28, 2016

We'll go on the assumption that by press time, our weather will change dramatically. In other words, it will stop raining, the grass will stop greening up, and the temperature will drop below 30 F and stay there.

I couldn't help but laugh one day last week when a high school girl told me she was praying for a snow day just in time for semester exams.

A college friend once noted that everyone is missing one word from their personal vocabulary. "My missing word is modesty," he pronounced.

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

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.

(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.
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