×

Local Columns

Support lets nonprofits serve community

Being part of the O’Neill Center for so long has helped me understand the value of what is provided to our community by local nonprofit organizations. I’ve been able to see people benefit in countless ways from the many services offered. What I also find is that many aren’t fully aware of ...

Get the basics of estate planning

People often know that they need to plan for their future legal needs, but have no framework in which to think. Let me explain three basic documents most people will want to consider when doing their estate planning. Last Will and Testament. In this document you can state who you want to ...

Recognize someone who makes a difference in community

AARP Ohio is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors an Ohioan who is sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible ...

Know Before You Grow: Peonies have measles … what the heck?

By Erik Draper and Joe Boggs OSU Extension I was outside strolling through the Drapescape enjoying the colors and scents of flowers, when suddenly, I noticed there appeared to be spots on the leaves of the peonies. I just had to take a closer look, of course, being the plant diagnostic ...

Know Before You Grow: It’s time to sample soil

It’s that time of year again, and I’m not talking about football or the changing of the seasons with cooler weather creeping in. It is soil testing time! Right now, is the best time of the year to test your soil. Take a minute to think about the following questions: How did your garden ...

Know Before You Grow: Honeydew…What’s it telling you?

By Thomas deHass This time of year, you may see wasps or ants on shiny, sticky leaves. What are they doing there? Looking for and eating/collecting honeydew. So, what is honeydew? Honeydew is a sticky/shiny substance that is actually a secretion (excrement) from piercing, sucking insects ...