Fran’s Favorites: XC Camp, buttermilk brownies with buckeye frosting

Fran’s Favorites: XC Camp, buttermilk brownies with buckeye frosting

The beautiful weather we had this week was just perfect for the cross country camp we hosted on our farm.Our son-in-law Bill is the coach, and he brou...

August 6th, 2021 |  


Negotiations between township, Renergy could be win-win for residents

Negotiations between township, Renergy could be win-win for residents

Considerable attention has been given to the biodigester operation in Bath Township as there are numerous concerns about the odor, road wear and tear,...

August 1st, 2021 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Imagination Library books and peaches

Fran’s Favorites: Imagination Library books and peaches

I’ve had an amazing time these past couple of weeks traveling around Ohio and talking about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library —...

August 1st, 2021 |  



Fran’s Favorites: Fish Ohio — Lake Erie

Fran’s Favorites: Fish Ohio — Lake Erie

Fish Ohio Day promotes the wonderful jewel that is Lake Erie. The lake is not only such a great resource, but also is so important for commerce and to...

July 11th, 2021 |  


Remembering Wendell Cultice

Wendell Cultice was a native of Xenia who held three different degrees from Bowling Green State University, where his name is engraved on the “W...

July 9th, 2021 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Christening gowns and cherry crisp

Fran’s Favorites: Christening gowns and cherry crisp

It’s been a busy, busy week at the Governor’s Residence but it is so good to have life back to normal.On Tuesday we had a picnic in the ba...

June 28th, 2021 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Fish Ohio — inland lakes

Fran’s Favorites: Fish Ohio — inland lakes

It is just wonderful enjoying the outdoors with our families. Ohioans are doing it this summer more than they ever have before.This past weekend Mike ...

June 21st, 2021 |  


Legacy of slavery

Legacy of slavery

American chattel slavery lasted from 1619-1865. It ended formally with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which outlawed slave...

February 18th, 2021 |  


Our new gods

Our new gods

It seems to me that we might learn a lot about today’s society by looking backwards to the time of the ancient Romans.You see, religion was an i...

February 17th, 2021 |  


Slavery, part I

Slavery, part I

Most Americans are taught that the first black people landed in America in 1619 somewhere in Virginia. That is not quite true. There were black people...

February 11th, 2021 |