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County residents reflect on past

April 3, 2015 Recently I have had contacts from some interesting folks in Trumbull County. One was from Bob Smith, president of the Trumbull County Historical Society. more »»

Drones mean both good and bad news for farmers

April 2, 2015 Drones have been in the news a lot lately. When these small, remotely controlled aircraft show up around airports and close to airplanes, they are a concern. They risk the lives of a lot of peopl. more »»

A simple, handy tool

March 13, 2015 Most of us, if we have a home or farm, have a tool that we may use fairly often. It is a fairly simple tool with several variations. more »»

Many ‘milks’ ride healthy coattails of the real thing

February 26, 2015 Several companies want to take advantage of the good name and healthful qualities of real milk from dairy cows. Just go to the dairy case in your favorite food store and look at what you find. more »»

Age brings out the crankies

February 20, 2015 Back in December, I celebrated another birthday. Each year as I get older, I ask myself if I am getting a bit crankier. more »»

Binder twine saves the day

January 30, 2015 Someone once called it the “duct tape” of the late 1800s and early 1900s. That was binder twine and later baler twine. Some of you will remember binder twine and others may not. more »»

Food makes a journey to your table

January 22, 2015 Next time you sit down to your dinner table, give some thought to that food you have to enjoy. Yes, someone in the family had to take time and effort to get it ready to eat. more »»

Snow flies; times change

January 9, 2015 Winter time in northeast Ohio brings with it snow, sometimes more and sometimes less. But we know it will come sooner or later. more »»

Merry Christmas from a dairy farm

December 25, 2014 Down on the farm, Christmas will be celebrated with unusual charm. Cows will have been milked and well fed And then made ready for bed. more »»

Growing up poor left rich memories

December 19, 2014 Growing up during the Depression years was a very different time. Experiencing Christmas those years was also a bit different than today. Yet there were many similaritie. more »»

Memories of railroad towns

November 27, 2014 One of the experiences I enjoy is hearing from readers who can relate to the same events that I remembered while growing up. Recently Lloyd D. more »»

Give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy

November 27, 2014 Today is Thanksgiving Day and homemakers were busy this week doing their shopping for this day of thankfulness for all that we enjo. more »»

Richness of experience

November 7, 2014 Some of you can remember, as I can, growing up back in the Depression years of the 1930s. Our lives were different in those years when we didn’t have a lot of material things. more »»

Relic of days gone by

October 17, 2014 When you travel around rural Trumbull County, look carefully and you might spot a strange building that is a relic of by gone days. more »»

Farmers can help sportsmen

October 2, 2014 Hunters and sportsmen across this country are in real fight with the Humane Society of the United States and other radical groups to protect the rights of hunters and trappers in the United States. more »»

Couple builds new old barn

September 26, 2014 Sometimes something new can be based on something old. That is the case when Michael and Janice Schmidt, from North Bloomfield, decided to build their new barn. more »»

Treasures of the past

September 5, 2014 Let me visit with you one more time about some recent experiences with my dad’s old Eagle tractor. more »»

Senior news

September 5, 2014 TMH RETIREES TO LUNCH: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees Club will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be Bingo. All T.M.H. more »»

Weather determines farming practices

September 4, 2014 As we go into these fall months, one can hear lots of conversation and predictions about what the weather is going to do. One thing local farmers don’t want is an early frost. more »»

Visiting the past in the present

August 15, 2014 Sometimes we can have experiences that take us way back many years ago. I had one of those interesting and enjoyable experiences at the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Show in July. more »»



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