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Adding window and door 
surrounds will improve curb appeal
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

Adding window and door surrounds will improve curb appeal

HIT - One of the fastest ways to add curb appeal to a home exterior is to surround the windows and doors with decorative trim.

Creative ways to add storage
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

Creative ways to add storage

StatePoint - Between books, toys and years of accumulated "stuff," a home can feel cluttered. And most families quickly run out of available storage space.

Decorating ideas to 
transform your home
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

Decorating ideas to transform your home

StatePoint - Now is the time to plan and decorate your home for fall. This autumn, consider trying your hand at do-it-yourself home projects that add seasonal warmth and color to the home, while creating fun for your whole family.

How to make fall lawn care easier
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

How to make fall lawn care easier

StatePoint - It is time for raking leaves, pruning shrubbery, and other seasonal fall lawn care tasks.Never has the old adage "work smarter, not harder" been more apt than when tackling yard work and preparing lawns for next season.

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How to start a community garden
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

How to start a community garden

StatePoint - Whether it is to help beautify their neighborhoods, foster a sense of community or to grow their own vegetables and fruits, more Americans are starting local community gardens.According to the latest U.S. government statistics, more than 23 million Americans, including 6.

Prepare your home to withstand any weather
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

Prepare your home to withstand any weather

StatePoint - The weather these days seems to be more volatile than ever, swinging from record-setting heat waves to deep freezes, seemingly from one day to the next.

Protect your home from what you cannot see
Oct 17, 2012 4:00 AM

Protect your home from what you cannot see

StatePoint - With so many people now optimizing their living spaces for energy efficiency, the risk for indoor air pollution in homes can actually increase, say experts, as pollutants can get trapped indoors as a result.Clean air inside your home is vital.

Creating an entryway with personality
Oct 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Creating an entryway with personality

HIT - Nothing says "welcome to my home" quite like an impressive entryway. Attention to detail and some added extra touches of hospitality can transform any "ho-hum" entry into a warm and inviting approach to the home.

Extend your garden enjoyment
Oct 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Extend your garden enjoyment

Do not let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into the fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.

Melinda Myers Columnist
Interior paint primers can solve problems and save money
Oct 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Interior paint primers can solve problems and save money

HIT - Many people think that primers are useful only when doing exterior painting, but that is a mistaken notion.

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Investing in your home's exterior can save you money later
Oct 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Investing in your home's exterior can save you money later

StatePoint - Owning a home is a 365-day-a-year commitment, a mortgage to pay, a yard to maintain and bills to juggle. But experts say that evaluating key exterior elements of your home at least once annually can prevent some bills from skyrocketing.

Keeping hardwood floors looking beautiful is easier than you think
Oct 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Keeping hardwood floors looking beautiful is easier than you think

HIT - No matter what the setting, the good looks and durability of hardwood floors can be maintained with minimal effort. It is simply a matter of proper care and maintenance.The American Hardwood Information Center, www.HardwoodInfo.

Modernize your home's 
interior in a few simple steps
Oct 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Modernize your home's interior in a few simple steps

StatePoint - Once upon a time you loved the look of your living space, but now it feels so last century. If this sounds like you, consider injecting new energy into your home by making a few high-impact changes without a high-roller budget.

Jan 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Mercy Lung Center offers coordinated and comprehensive approach

Mercy Lung Center cares for patients with suspicious, benign and malignant lung conditions while sup

Jan 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Town-hall meeting on prescription drug, opiate abuse planned for Jan. 19

To combat an epidemic of prescription drug/opiate use and abuse in Ohio, the Stark Mental Health and