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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.

Letter: Measure-Up Campaign a success


The local Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Council 1234, would like to thank the Galion community for their generous donations to our 2023 Measure-Up Campaign which occurred on May 5 and 6. We were able to collect $2,322 from the community and another $285 from our members’ “gimme five” program for a total of $2607.

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.”

Watering is easier with the right tools


Hot, dry weather is hard on your plants, whether you are a vegetable gardener or have landscaping to maintain. A long period of sunny, breezy weather sucks the moisture right out of plant foliage. During extended drought, established plants will eventually use up the stored moisture in the ground. A mature shade tree can consume fifty gallons of water in a single day! Unless you do something to replace soil moisture, even drought-tolerant plants will start to show stress, and can even die from lack of water.

It’s time to put the phone away


“It’s a choice not to pay attention.”

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.”


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