Tree tents get campers off ground, into air

By Brady McCombsAssociated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are embracing a unique way to sleep under the stars while ...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Ohio ACTE recognizes UVCC counselor

Ohio ACTE recognizes UVCC counselor

PIQUA — Deb Jung of Troy was honored Monday, July 22, by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education with the 2017 Guidance Award.Ju...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Honey-sweet july

Honey-sweet july

July is here. A brand new month — full summer from start to finish — and also the beginning of the second half of our annual journey aroun...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Father, son and the love of nature

Father, son and the love of nature

To characterize my father as “avid outdoorsman” understates and even diminishes the importance nature and the out-of-doors played in his l...

June 15th, 2017 |  


Gentle, generous June

Gentle, generous June

I’ll whisper you a secret of this morn:In ecstasy of nature … June is born!— Olive Waldron WarnerJune arrives and the seasonal pace ...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Finding the bull bluegill hangout

Finding the bull bluegill hangout

I caught a dozen bluegills the other morning.Pretty ho-hum news, right? Anyone with a fishing pole and a handful of bait can hook a practically endles...

May 19th, 2017 |  


May … hooray!

May … hooray!

All the world is glad with May — John BurroughsMay is magical. May is merry. May is magnificent! From poets to fishermen, bird-watchers to wildf...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Maddening, mysterious morels

Maddening, mysterious morels

Morel …Say the word to a mushroom enthusiast and their eyes light up. A conditioned response, like Pavlov’s dogs. They simply can’t ...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Public meetings set for county’s mitigation plan

Staff ReportTROY — A public informational meeting to review the updated Miami County Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May...

April 20th, 2017 updated: April 22nd, 2017. |  


Listening to white-throats

Listening to white-throats

I was standing in the middle of the side yard, appraising the cheery yellow blooms of invasive lesser celandine. Their ever-expanding ranks now carpet...

April 8th, 2017 |