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The invaders are here!

Top view of a young sapling tree Ailanthus altissima The invaders arrived deliberately or inadvertently. Either way, invasive plant species have wreaked havoc on our ecosystem.  Just what is an invasive...

Darke County destinations

Darke County has other destinations worthy of visits in addition to its quaint county seat of Greenville, featured in the April 2016 print edition of Country Living in a story called “The Mayberry of the...

Destination: Nelsonville

Some Nelsonville businesses worried that the new U.S. 33 bypass would take away business traffic. Now, a few years later, Nelsonville has become a destination instead of the  bottleneck it once was as...

More lamb recipes from Union REC’s members

Each year Union Rural Electric Cooperative sponsors a lamb cook-off at the Union County Fair. Kaleb Boyd swept the youth division honors with a decidedly Mexican entrée that earned accolades from fellow...

The seven worst gardening blunders

Gardening is like any endeavor. The more you know, the more success you’re likely to have. Every setback can serve as a learning experience and evidence for the saying that “Everything I learned about...

Ten vegetables with the best payback

Rhubarb in flower in early May. If you’re going to take a shot at growing your own dinner this year, a good place to start is by picking the crops that offer the best return on your...

Your Travel Bucket List: Dog Lake, Ontario

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us. ~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest For some, a bucket list is about returning to a favorite place that’s also a favorite memory. To...

More online egg recipes

In this installment of egg recipe contest entries offers something for everyone from tasty brunch entrées to enticing desserts. Lori Shroyer of Marysville, a Union Rural Electric member, gets no...

How to give your yard four-season interest

Sometimes it’s not easy making a yard look good even in one season, much less all four. Yet high on many a landscaping wish list lately is the goal of creating a yard that changes with the seasons and...

High-speed races to start in April in southern Ohio

The One Mile Track is the only race track east of the Mississippi authorized for motorcycles and automobiles to exceed speeds of more than 200 mph for a multitude of special trials. It’s located at a private...