Election results too unofficial to make those calls

Election results too unofficial to make those calls

Strange times we live in these days.Instead of talking about graduations, homeruns, and trips to Kings Island, we are talking about masks, social dist...

April 30th, 2020 |  


Returning to normal, not a great idea

Returning to normal, not a great idea

I see a lot of comments on social media about being glad when we can return to normal.I am not certain that is a worthy aspiration. Our normal consist...

April 30th, 2020 |  


Shortages bring about other shortages

Shortages bring about other shortages

It seems to me that the current virus crisis has given rise to shortages in a number of products — you know, hand sanitizers, disinfecting spray...

April 28th, 2020 |  



Identify your photos

Identify your photos

A few years ago, Catharine Wilson, executive director of the Greene County Historical Society was given a large collection of very old photographs.Man...

April 24th, 2020 |  


Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

It seems to me that sometimes actions by governments result in unintended and unwanted consequences. That thought has likely bubbled up in my mind as ...

April 21st, 2020 |  


We are all able to adapt

We are all able to adapt

It seems to me that we humans are very adaptable. That was the subject of several conversations I’ve had recently with folks of varying ages and...

April 15th, 2020 |  


Soil activity, veggie recipe for kids

Soil activity, veggie recipe for kids

Youth can learn so much from soil.Give them some opportunities to explore soil and get dirty. As we start thinking of our spring and summer gardens, I...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Women who put Xenia on the map

Women who put Xenia on the map

Did you ever wonder how Xenia got its name?After Greene County was officially recognized as a county (1803) there was a need for a county seat. John P...

April 7th, 2020 |  


Soil sampling and coffee talk

Soil sampling and coffee talk

When was the last time you had your soil tested? We can help with getting your soil tested. Now, the process has been modified just slightly due to th...

April 7th, 2020 |  


Unknown leaders emerge in times of trouble

Unknown leaders emerge in times of trouble

It seems to me that in times of crisis, leaders somehow step forward — sometimes emerging from relative obscurity — to take charge and pro...

April 7th, 2020 |