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Take time to understand farmers

December 27, 2012 Over the years I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with many farmers and their families. more »»

Many happy returns?

December 27, 2012 NILES –– The retail holiday hustle isn’t over until all the gift cards are maxed out and the return lines are unoccupied. more »»

YMCA evacuated for carbon monoxide

December 27, 2012 WARREN — Thirty or so people had to be evacuated from the downtown YMCA Wednesday morning due to a carbon monoxide scare. more »»

At a glance

December 27, 2012 Coroner looking into baby’s death WARREN — The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy on Christmas Day. Police were called to a 2220 Shalom Ave. N.W. more »»

Milk moves for more marketing

November 29, 2012 While the numbers are down, we still have a lot of outstanding dairy farms in our area. more »»

Take time to give thanks

November 16, 2012 As we approach Thanksgiving, most of us probably have some tradition we follow to celebrate the abundance that many, but not all of us, enjoy. more »»

Take time to give thanks

November 16, 2012 As we approach Thanksgiving, most of us probably have some tradition we follow to celebrate the abundance that many, but not all of us, enjoy. more »»

Bench brings memories

October 26, 2012 Many years ago I inherited from my dad an old cobbler’s bench. It was well-used and rustic, and my daughter who lived in Columbus used it for a coffee table in her family room. more »»

If barns could talk ...

October 5, 2012 Weary barns. Some still standing straight and strong with weathered sides. Others are decrepit and starting to fall down or are nearly down. more »»

Battling the farming elements

October 4, 2012 Given the need to double our food production in the next 30 to 40 years, we know we can do it if too many road blocks are not thrown in the way of today’s productive farmers. more »»

The face of local agriculture is changing

September 6, 2012 Looking at the grain storage facilities we have in the area tells us something about the changing face of agriculture. more »»

Cheese house thrives

August 24, 2012 My good friend Nevin Byler, manager and cheese maker at the Middlefield Original Cheese Cooperative, called the other da. more »»

Farms can ‘sustain’ with less

July 19, 2012 “Sustainable agriculture” is a much kicked-around term that seems to mean different things to different people. more »»

Farm goes high-tech with robotic milkers

July 12, 2012 Robotic milkers on a farm in northeastern Ohio! That would not have seemed possible 40 or 50 years ago, or even 20 or 30 years ago. more »»

4-H camp brings back memories

June 22, 2012 Probably there are a number of people in Trumbull County who have fond memories of camping experiences at beautiful 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ashtabula County. more »»

Corn has a wide-range effect

June 14, 2012 A recent study from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University found that the growth in ethanol production in the United Stated reduced wholesale gasoline prices by $1. more »»

24 rows of planting progress

June 1, 2012 About three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go on an enjoyable ride. No, it wasn’t a roller coaster at Cedar Point. I don’t like those things. more »»

‘Pink slime’ unfairly maligned

May 17, 2012 While there aren’t large beef cattle herds locally, a lot of beef is produced in the smaller herds and from dairy farms where cows are no longer productive for milk but can be sold for beef. more »»

Holiday means memories

May 11, 2012 As we approach Memorial Day at the end of May, we tend to reflect back on family members and friends that are no longer with us. more »»

Pros and cons of a mild winter

April 20, 2012 One of the favorite comments I have heard this spring is “Can you remember a winter like the one we just had? Mild, very little snow and a March that was more like May. more »»



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