Life in General

Ohio has many ‘great’ county fairs

My own fair, Wayne County, is a great fair, but it's not the only one.

Niagara Falls: a treat for the eyes

Reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist shares some images from her recent trip to Niagara Falls, N.Y. as part of a trip to the 2013 Ag Media Summit

Currently reading: ‘Prosperity Far Distant’

Charles Wiltse's Depression-era farm journal shows trials and tribulations of farm life in 1930s Ohio.

Bad economy doesn’t excuse bad behaviors

More and more, the real victims are the people who work and pay their way through life, because someone else is always looking to take from them.

Right tool for the right job

I spend a lot of time in an office, but when I've got a "real" job to do, I like having the right tool.

The Flood of 1913: Then and Now

It's been 100 years since the flood of 1913, the worst natural disaster in Ohio's history. Dayton, Ohio, was one of the hardest hit cities. Here's a bit of history and some historical photographs.

Is the cold spring cooling your plans?

Unlike last spring, we're 10-15 degrees cooler than normal this year. Are you concerned?

For too many Americans, debt begins at birth

“If you think what’s going on today is cool, you better take another look at it because you should be furious.”

Book Review: Sunset in Kentucky

If you enjoy reading about the 1800s time period, you may want to read, "Sunset in Kentucky."

Check the shale gas documents recorded for your property

A reader found out that his property documents related to his oil and gas aren't recorded as they should be. They are missing his wife's name! Are yours recorded properly?

You have got to love the middle school age students

Beaver Local Middle School invited reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist to come in and talk to them about journalism and agriculture.

Coyotes– you just never know when you will find one

Last Saturday morning, I was coming out of my barn and found something I wasn't expecting.