America’s Birthday

I WAS BORN on July 4, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence is my Birth Certificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because I offered freedom to the oppressed.

In Flanders Fields and the Poppy

From 1914 to 1918, World War I took a greater human toll than any previous conflict, with some 8.5 million soldiers dead of battlefield injuries or disease.

The Fondness of Grandparents

Jon Vezner, songwriter husband of country singer Kathy Mattea, shared a story for many years about his grandparents being in the hospital at the same time.

Discover Crawford County Council on Aging

Hey Seniors! Are you aware of all the activities and services available in Crawford County via the Crawford County Council on Aging? We’ve been checking it out and there are many things you might not be aware of. Activities, under the direction of Courtney Moody,…

The Galion YMCA

Looking for something to get you out of a rut? Loneliness is a growing concern in the United States, not only among retirees who were confined to their
homes due to Covid-19, but also the 18 to 24-year olds, or “emerging adults,” who experience feelings of isolation and disconnection that affects their mental and physical well-being.

Did Coca-Cola Create Santa Claus?

Coca-Cola did not create the legend of Santa Claus completely, but it’s true that Coca-Cola advertising played a big role in shaping the jolly character we know and love today.

Strength From Surrender

Anyone who has experienced or known someone in addiction recovery probably recognizes The Serenity Prayer, but many of us don’t know where it started. The prayer has become one of the most well-known prayers among both religious and non-religious people.

So, God made a Farmer

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker” — so, God made a Farmer. God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past … Read more


by Linda Heins Fall is a time when a person can savor the bounty of the earth, laugh at how our breath on a crisp morning makes us look like dragons and practice trust falling onto a freshly raked pile of bright, crunchy leaves. At this time of year my mind travels back before cell … Read more

People Skills to Help You Prosper

Why “Soft Skills” are important at home and at work. If you or a loved one has ever been hospitalized, then you may understand how important it is to have a nurse with “Soft Skills”. All nurses will have a deep understanding of the body and medical treatments, but without the addition of compassion, good … Read more