It takes over 330 one hundred watt panels under direct sunlight for one hour to equal the energy of one gallon of gasoline. An internal combus…

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You may have wondered why human ears were such convoluted masses of skin and cartilage. Now we know – they hold face masks in place. This is o…

“He preached as a dying man to dying men.” Rev. John Burns’ congregation in Lawrence, MA, knew he was suffering from a fatal kidney disease an…

To those choosing to stay home this Thanksgiving – I’m thankful for you. I’m thankful for your selfless choice to protect all of us from the s…

Black sheep in a family, cheats in a corporation, AWOLs in the army – these are the kinds of people and behaviors that embarrass us. They tarn…

As harvest season winds down we come to only a handful of crops that are still being harvested in Ohio. One of these is an apple! Did you know…

Children can be good or bad, admirable or foolish, just like adult human beings. But sayings and stories are told that emphasize one side of t…

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He has been defeated in the election, but Donald Trump, in his almost four years as president, will be leaving a dark legacy of environmental …

As we near the middle of November, many people are busy making plans for Thanksgiving celebrations. Thanksgiving is a unique holiday, as the p…

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We have to buy our existence, it is not given. Someone has to work and pay for every human life. Even the air and water we need constantly has…

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Social distancing was the word at first, but clearly wrong. We need to be in touch with people, and means of contact are available even in a p…

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In the Saturday, Oct. 24 edition of the Athens Messenger a letter from Janalee Stock was incorrectly titled. It should read “In support of Mic…

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas is an important read these days. It recounts the terrible life of slaves and comments on the charac…

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