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Say, have you heard this one?

April 21, 2016 Recently, longtime friend Carl Stokes from New Lyme called with some information about when to plant cor. more »»

Fever springs as grasses grow green

March 25, 2016 Spring is coming, no doubt about it. All the sights, sounds and smells of spring are around us — or soon will be. We just have to watch for them. Along with spring comes a disease that we can all get. more »»

Study: Land, air would be hurt by ban

March 24, 2016 Recently I received the results of a new study from Purdue University about genetic engineering of crop. more »»

Farmers plot planting for spring

February 25, 2016 As spring approaches, some local farmers have not yet decided what crops they will plant when the weather breaks, so they can get into their field. more »»


February 25, 2016 • WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will caucus 8 a.m. today at the township hall. • LORDSTOWN BOARD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS will meet 4 p.m. today at the village administration building. more »»

We know the time in our house

January 1, 2016 Let me wish you a happy new year, that is if you are awake after staying up late to watch the old year leave us and the new one arrive. more »»

A penny saved ... is Christmas earned

December 11, 2015 We don’t need to be told that Christmas is fast approaching. Just read all the advertisements in the newspaper or listen to them on TV. more »»

Locally grown Christmas trees decorate the holiday

December 10, 2015 Recently, I walked into a major department store when they happened to be unpacking some fairly large boxes. On the side I happened to notice the stamp “Made in China. more »»

Mission holds children’s event

December 10, 2015 WINTER FEST SET: The Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, will hold a Winter Fest 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for children up to age 14. more »»


December 10, 2015 • HUBBARD PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD will meet 7 p.m. today at the municipal building. • MAHONING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet 10 a.m. today at the commissioners’ hearing room. more »»

Where have the fence rows gone?

November 20, 2015 Recently, a friend of mine in Trumbull County raised the interesting question “where have all the fence rows gone?” In case you wonder what fence rows were, they were separations or divisions... more »»

Amish cheese co-op hits stride

November 5, 2015 “We not only make the American type cheeses but we make several specialty cheeses,” said Nevin Byler, manager and cheese maker for the Middlefield Original Cheese Cooperative at the October breakfas... more »»

From rakes to pranks

October 30, 2015 With the exception of what is to follow, fall is generally a nice time of the year. more »»

Pipe popularity a hazy memory

October 9, 2015 Recently, reader Lloyd Revis from Warren sent me a letter commenting on some of the things we used to see in the past but are not as common today. more »»

Stove still warms memory

September 18, 2015 Some of you will remember when your mother, or perhaps you, did all the cooking on an old-fashioned wood-burning cook stove. more »»

Display shows town columnist remembers

August 28, 2015 Recently I went to a Sunday afternoon open house held by the North Bloomfield Historical Society. more »»

Memories of growing up, growing at home

August 14, 2015 When I was growing up, and for many years before that, we were a much more self-sufficient society than we are today. There is a trend, or maybe a fad, toward growing more locally in our gardens. more »»

Wisdom of home remedies

July 17, 2015 Recently Lloyd Revis, a reader from Warren, sent me a letter talking about home remedies that were used years ago. more »»

Let’s go for a bike ride

June 26, 2015 Summertime is a great time to go on a bicycle ride and we seem to see a renewed interest in bicycling. more »»

GMO seeds studied to be safe, healthy

June 19, 2015 Local seed suppliers indicate that 90 to 95 percent of the corn and soybeans farmers planted in the area in May were planted to the genetically modified seeds. more »»

Sounds and sights of summer

June 5, 2015 Summer is upon us with all the sights, sounds and aromas that go with the season. Over the years many of these have remained the same while others are different. more »»



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