Pollinators are essential for crops

Pollinators are essential for crops

The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects.However, without pollinators, ...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Uncle Sam Wants… Your Social Security Check

Uncle Sam Wants… Your Social Security Check

Uncle Sam wants you!Not the Uncle Sam who’s the symbolic caricature of our country, but Sam Johnson. Although he’s been a member of Congre...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Responsible Health Care Reform

Responsible Health Care Reform

As work progresses to undo the problems that Obamacare brought to health care, I believe the road map to responsible reform must take both coverage an...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Don’t Play Into Trump’s Hands on the Muslim Ban

Don’t Play Into Trump’s Hands on the Muslim Ban

I’m a Muslim woman and a social justice advocate.I’m terrified, heartbroken, and outraged by Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.”...

March 1st, 2017 |  


Hard Work and Right Living Equals Singing and Dancing

Hard Work and Right Living Equals Singing and Dancing

Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for several ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Maple trees, syrup big business in Ohio

Maple trees, syrup big business in Ohio

Growing up, I was blessed with a loving family that has always cherished time together. We spent lots of time with grandparents who loved the outdoors...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Brad Ross: Trees in your woods are crops, too

Brad Ross: Trees in your woods are crops, too

We all have preferences in life. I prefer working outdoors over sitting behind a desk. I prefer winter over summer, comedies over sci-fi, and dogs mor...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Brad Ross: Riparian buffers can protect our water

Brad Ross: Riparian buffers can protect our water

Most of us are plugged into the news in multiple ways through laptop computers, televisions, cellphones, Facebook, Twitter and non-electronic forms li...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Brad Ross: Is the water safe for swimming?

Brad Ross: Is the water safe for swimming?

We have an abundance of lakes in Delaware County to cool off and get refreshed. There’s Alum Creek Reservoir, Delaware Lake, Hoover Reservoir, O...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Cover crops are worth the time, effort

Cover crops are worth the time, effort

Cover crops have been an accepted conservation, as well as agronomic practice for hundreds of years. In recent years, there has been a groundswell of...

February 24th, 2017 |