Sweet and Sassy: Moody matriarch turns 88 today

Our mother, Bea Moody, turns 88 today. She was born Beatrice Alvera Riffell on Dec. 27, 1927, to Mary Catherine (Stoner) and Emery Calvin Riffell.She ...

December 26th, 2015 |  


Today’s Challenges: Happy holidays or Merry Christmas?

Today’s Challenges: Happy holidays or Merry Christmas?

Happy holidays or Merry Christmas?Which of the above greetings is correct? To be quite honest, I really don’t care what your choice is, but then...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Commissioner’s Corner: Merry Christmas

Commissioner’s Corner: Merry Christmas

………in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration whe...

December 24th, 2015 |  



Auctions and cleaning cast iron

Auctions and cleaning cast iron

Editor’s Note: The Amish are just one group of “Plain people” who call the U.S.A. home. But there are also Mennonites and Hutterites...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Celebrating this season of giving

Celebrating this season of giving

As another year comes to a close, and many of us gather with loved ones to celebrate holidays important to our faiths and filled with traditions dear ...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Preparing for ice and snow on the roads

Preparing for ice and snow on the roads

Winter is upon us and that means dropping temperatures, snow, and ice. Each year, the Ohio Department of Transportation and local authorities work end...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Investigation probes movie-theater chains

Investigation probes movie-theater chains

The holiday season is a traditional box-office bonanza, and this year it is even more so with Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattering ticket sales rec...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Cornerstone of Ohio’s economy

Cornerstone of Ohio’s economy

Workers’ compensation insurance is an important cornerstone in Ohio’s economy. It not only ensures Ohioans injured on the job get healthy ...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


St. Mary’s News: December newsletter

St. Mary’s News: December newsletter

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like an old-fashioned Christmas pageant, featuring small children dressed in their fathers’ bat...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Along the Garden Path: A Gardener’s Night Before Christmas!

Along the Garden Path: A Gardener’s Night Before Christmas!

From the website hortiholic.com comes this gardening greeting –‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the yard,Not a plant was l...

December 23rd, 2015 |