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Bringing American food to American schools


American tax dollars should support American jobs and American producers. That’s why Buy America rules are so important.

American flags should be made in America


Last week, Ohioans and Americans across the country celebrated Independence Day, with parades and visits to monuments and memorials, where they proudly waved American flags.

Savings for Ohio’s agricultural community


This year’s growing season is well underway, and many farmers across the Buckeye State have taken advantage of our office’s long-standing Ag-LINK program to drive down costs and save money. But as anyone in the agriculture community already knows, borrowing needs can still arise well after seeds have been put in the ground.

Lack of planning leads to mess


“I was after her for a number of years to do a trust. It would have expedited things and kept them out of probate and kept things private.”

Letter: Thoughts on upcoming special election


Beware of Ohio Senate Joint Resolution 2, which is scheduled to appear on a special election ballot Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Building trails on your property


Have you ever hiked the Appalachian Trail or one like it? One of the great pleasures is to enjoy a walk in the woods and fields without having to stumble through the brush or worry about what’s underfoot. You can move quietly through nature, enjoying the wildlife around you. Those of you with natural areas on your own property probably would enjoy it more if you had nice trails to walk on year round.

Getting rid of ‘stupid grass’


I’m old enough to remember when the “Weed Eater” first appeared on the landscape scene. As a landscape gardener I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. I could manicure lawn grass in rough and hard-to-reach areas like roadside ditches and around utility poles, fence posts and fire hydrants with ease. Landscapers embraced this breakthrough invention, and eventually every homeowner had one.

Indian Child Welfare Act to remain intact


“The Constitution does not erect a firewall around family law.”

Names cleared in centuries-old witchcraft cases


“We are grateful to descendants, advocates, historians, legislators of both parties.”

Retaining walls that last — It’s in the ‘batter’


It’s tragic to spend the time and money to build a retaining wall only to have it fail. Unstable walls can be dangerous; at the very least they are a discouraging waste of resources. Over the years we’ve seen far too many of these “hardscape fails”, and they have certain things in common. Here’s how to avoid some of the most frequent mistakes.


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