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1+1=3?  This is one of Tom Price's principles.  Hear him explain this and tell his story about his farm business, Price Farm Organics.

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Here are some of the highlights from the show:

    • The history of their 6th generation Pork Q Pine Farm
    • Rock-solid belief in the Golden Rule
    • his role models and background
    • Importance of adaptation
    • 5 years ahead of conventional thinking
    • Importance of your word and finishing the job
    • how to build a Bank Account of Goodwill
    • getting starting in the composting and recycling business
    • backyard composters should have three bins:  fresh, turning, aging and other tips
    • striving for Enhance-ability (the next higher level of Sustainability)
    • the concept of "Closing the Circle"
    • being a participant and leader by serving on civic organizations, such as Healthy Water Ohio and Ohio State Fair Boards
    • his daily routine
    • Exploring Internet sales as the business's next opportunity
    • trying to transfer his legacy of the family farm, the business, and his thinking
    • the process of becoming an EPA-licensed Composting Facility

Our Ohio show episodes that have featured Price Farm Organics

To connect with Tom, you can visit his website or email pfo@pricefarms.org

Thank you for listening, have a great day!

-Ron


In this episode, I am privileged to conduct a second interview with Dr. Jim Burson.  Click here to hear the previous interview with Dr. Burson.

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In our first interview, we shared Dr. Burson's incredible journey and discussed his recently published an extraordinary book The Golden Whistle:  Going Beyond:  The Journey To Coaching Success.  His career included teaching academic classes, playing and coaching a variety of sports at the collegiate level, assisting fellow Ohioan Bob Knight with the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, being featured in Sports Illustrated as the "Great Disseminator" of the famed Princeton Offense, serving as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and serving as a consultant and business owner continuing to serve the game. 

Dr. Burson has a book coming out soon called "Daily Nuggets", which is a way readers can engage the ten golden nuggets on a daily basis.  Dr. Burson talked about how The Golden Whistle has increased his connections and opportunities to speak and coach.

We went into extensive detail about how important it is to be a continuous learner and some strategies on how to apply what a reader learns.


In this interview, I had the pleasure of talking with Larry Huggins, the owner of Eastern Ohio Sports complex and a partner with Three Leaf Productions.

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The Huggins family is well-known in Ohio for excellence in basketball.  Larry's father Charlie Huggins is a legendary Ohio high school Hall of Fame coach.  Brother Bob Huggins is the current head coach at West Virginia University with an incredible record as a college basketball coach after playing at Ohio University and West Virginia.  Brother Harry played at Rice University, and Larry excelled on the court for The Ohio State Buckeyes.

During Charlie Huggins' coaching career, he developed the Eastern Ohio Sports Complex in Sherrodsville, Ohio with reknowned Pennsylvania high school basketball coach Ed McKluskey.  In 2000, Larry bought this business from his father and talks about the history and development of the complex.

Larry Huggins has had remarkable success as a person, family man, athlete, and businessman.

During this interview, Larry will talk about these highlights:

    • core values of hard work, compassion, being humble
    • his daily routine
    • understanding that our purpose is to serve God and others
    • 3 keys to business success
    • playing for his father in high school and at The Ohio State University
    • "The Ritual" that his father used in practice every day
    • the importance of trying to be the best
    • some of the keys to brother Bob Huggins' coaching success

Larry Huggins can be connected with in the following ways:

For interested basketball fans/coaches:

Bob Huggins has shared his basketball knowledge in a wide variety of books and DVD's.  I can share from experience that these materials are very well-done and help any basketball coach improve their teaching of the game.  Here is a list of some of the materials he 

has authored:

Bob Huggins autobiography

Bob Huggins Open Post Motion Offense book

Bob Huggins Open Post Motion Offense DVD

Bob Huggins Zone Offense book

Bob Huggins Man-to-Man Defense book

Bob Huggins Match-Up Zone Defense book

Bob Huggins Match-Up Press Defense book

Bob Huggins Press Breakers book

Bob Huggins Special Situations book

Bob Huggins Set Plays to Score book

Bob Huggins Fast Break and Secondary Offense book

 

Direct download: larry_huggins_interview.mp3
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Can you imagine being the author of a book that has sold 122 million copies?  No American author can, except for educator William McGuffey (1800-1873), who spent most of his life in Ohio.  This podcast episode will bring you the interesting tale of Mr. McGuffey's remarkable life and accomplishments.

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McGuffey's Eclectic Reader, were the standard reading, english, and grammar textbook in elementary schools and one-room schoolhouses across the country from 1836-1920's and are still is used by some groups, particularly homeschooled students today.

Professor McGuffey was a famous educator who worked at Washington College, Miami University, Ohio University, and the University of Virginia during his famous career.  He was also an ordained minister active and served his communities in this capacity.

In this interview with Stephen Gordon, my friend and colleague at Miami University, the listener will hear about the life and accomplishments of the "Teacher of the Nation".  Stephen is the curator of the McGuffey Museum at Miami University and a renowned historian of Mr. McGuffey.  

To connect with Mr. Gordon to learn more about the McGuffey museum, send him an email at gordonsc@miamioh.edu.

 

Direct download: Stephen_Gordon_interview_about_William_McGuffey.mp3
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In this interview, I had the opportunity to interview Peter Lawson Jones, a prominent Cleveland-Shaker Heights figure as a lawyer, public official, and actor.  I met Mr. Jones last week at our annual ORSA Conference at Cleveland State University after his keynote address.

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Mr. Jones shares riveting stories about his parents, his professional journey, being a proud husband and father, and the responsibility of citizens to be involved in the political process.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • his parents being involved in significant civil rights activities, such as Tuskegee Airmen, the Negro Baseball League, and pioneers in several other regards
  • appreciating the sacrifices others have made and building on that
  • the concept of read with expression, which has been a foundation for many things in his life
  • Values of service, integrity, hard work, selflessness, and education
  • how his experience at Harvard and Harvard Law continues to serve him to this day
  • managing his energy levels and time
  • encouraging involvement in the political process, starting with educated voting, a fundamental tenet of our system
  • important legislation he helped craft that he is proud of, such as the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
  • Matthew 25:36 passage

Mr. Jones can be reached at peterlawsonjones@gmail.com or peterlawsonjones.com

Go here to read my blog Siliko's Splendid Shorts


In this outstanding interview with Tim Hutzel, business owner, consultant, motorcycle rider, and author, the listeners will hear about his journey and his personal mission to bring manufacturing back to the United States.

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Besides both living in Oxford, Ohio, Tim and I are both proud graduates of Bowling Green State University's Master's of Organization Development.  After 21 years of working at General Electric, Tim developed his own consulting practice and partnered with Mainstream Consulting delivering services such as LEAN and programs for organizational effectiveness.

Tim has published two books on the steps needed to bring manufacturing back from overseas and speaks frequently to business owners,  politicians, educators, and the general public on the steps that can help make this happen.

Tim mentioned the following books in the interview:

 


In this incredibly interesting interview with Karen Starr, Co-Owner of Hazel Tree Interiors, listeners will hear how she built a business with her husband Jon Haidet, wrote a book, and became an ambassador for Akron.  Here is her story.

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Karen and Jon opened Hazel Tree Interiors in 2010, with a focus on interior designs and framing.  They have a wide array of services and products, with an emphasis on using local resources and creations. Most of their work is residential.

Hazel Tree Interiors is based on a purpose of "Wanting Others to Have Work", which explains the emphasis on local artisans and craftsmen.  Their business values kindness, knowing and honoring where you came from, and clarity on where you want to go.  They focus on goals from an action perspective to create a desired vision.

Karen's work was featured in Chris Guillebeau's great book The $100 Startup:  Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future has numerous case studies on why and how successful "microbusinesses" were created and sustained. This book takes a look at common themes and techniques that were used to develop these microbusinesses.

Karen believes strongly in building up the Akron community and surrounding areas.  This past March, she co-authored A is for Akron book, an A to Z List of Akron's Places and Things That Make Us Smile.

In addition to her business, Karen is an accomplished singer, here is how to connect with her band Roxxymoron.

In less than a month, Cafe O Play will be opening its doors in Stow, Ohio.  Karen is playing a significant role in developing the interior of this unique business offering.

Karen is very active on social media, you can connect in these ways:

Thank you for listening, please take the time to rate the show on Itunes or Sticher.

 


Integrity....Fairness....Relationships....Helping Others....Self-Reliance

These are the core values the Lehman (pronounced Layman) family has operated with since 1955 when Jay Lehman opened the store in Kidron, Ohio.  Here is their story.

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Lehman's has been a tremendous success selling mainly non-electrical products, beginning with serving the Amish community.  Inevitably, when there is a disaster or fuel crisis in Ohio, regionally, or nationally, Lehman's makes the news because of overwhelming demand for products to help in the emergency situations.

During this interview with Jay's son, President and Co-Owner Galen Lehman. listeners will hear:

  • why Jay Lehman created this business
  • how the business specialized in hard-to-find products
  • that the family spent several years living in Kenya, Africa, and how that helped them with their business when they returned to Ohio
  • expanding into the catalog, and then internet sales
  • how they expanded into manufacturing their own products
  • the different sections of the store, and how they serve different interests
  • full service of products, how-to books, and knowledgeable team members
  • leaving a legacy of preserving a self-reliant way of life

To learn more about this unique store go to Lehman's website.

Thank you for listening, please take the time to rate the show on Itunes or Sticher.

Direct download: Lehmans_Hardware.mp3
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This episode will inspire and give great ideas for you to think about for your life and career!  Jim Paluch of JP Horizons is our guest for this show.

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Jim grew up in LaGrange, Ohio, attended Ohio State where he met John Joseph from Episode 5, and then embarked on a landscape architecture career.  He then moved forward to become a coach, speaker, and author of three high-volume selling books to help businesses and professionals move forward toward their goals.

Jim shared 5 principles which he drives his work from.  These are:

  • continuous learning
  • appreciate people
  • positive attitude
  • setting goals
  • don't quit

Jim calls himself a "motivational listener" and feels he excels at pulling dreams and passions from people.

One of Jim's missions is to combat physical inactivity in people's lives.  He has launched the Come Alive Outside movement for people to be involved in.  Click here for more information.  This webpage is a great read if you are concerned about people, especially children, spending so much time playing indoors.

To connect with Jim, you can email him at jim@jphorizons.com or through their JP Horizons website.

To sign up for Jim's weekly newsletter, click here.

Jim referenced Dale Carnegie's legendary book How To Win Friends and Influence People.  Click here to learn more.

As always, thank you for tuning into the show.


For episode 7 of The Outstanding Ohioians show, I had the privilege of interviewing Gene Logsdon, the well-known "Contrary Farmer".  Gene has authored 30 books, written for many farming journals, and his popular blog "The Contrary Farmer".

During the interview that will stir your soul, Mr. Logsdon will reminisce about growing up and returning to Upper Sandusky, being raised in a charming rural lifestyle, giving the Seminary a try, becoming a writer, raising a family, and recently fighting a battle with cancer that made him look at life through a different lens.

Mr. Logsdon is best recognized through his writing as an advocate for garden and small-scale farming, along with sharing pieces of farming history.  His writing is often the result from his own small farming operations or talking to others.

I really enjoyed my conversation prior to the interview, and I trust you will enjoy listening to the podcast.   Here is how you can learn more about Mr. Logsdon:

Thank you for listening.  Please rate the show on Itunes or Sticher.


In episode 6, the show took a different approach, in that we interviewed an expert about a historical figure in Ohio history.  I interviewed Laura Bullock, Volunteer Director at the Sherman House and Museum in Lancaster, Ohio.  The Sherman House and Museum is part of the Fairfield County Heritage Society.  This historical house was home for the prestigious Sherman family.

Of the 11 children who lived in this house, General William Tecumseh Sherman and Senator John Sherman were the two most well-known historical figures.

Some of the most well-known events in their lives:

Some resources to learn more about the Sherman brothers:

For information on the Civil War Symposium referenced by Laura in the interview, click here.  Please note this event takes place September 27 and September 28.

To contact the museum, call 740-687-5891.

As always, thank you for listening to the show.  Please take the time to rate the show on Itunes or Sticher and leave comments.


Show notes from Episode 5-Interview with John Joseph, owner of the Shoot-A-Way



The purpose of The Outstanding Ohioians show


This show brings the audience great things Ohioians are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

  1. I am a lifelong Ohioian who has always been fascinated with the rich history of Ohio and the great things going on

  2. where I grew up, where I went to school, what I have done professionally, now venturing into writing, speaking, and consulting

  3. An abundance of famous figures in all walks of life-business leaders, farmers, military, politics, actors, sports, inventors, education

  4. Diverse population and diverse occupations

  5. On the same soil….

  6. Education resource for my two sons.  Learn about the great and unique things about Ohio and help them connect their dreams as part of the next generation of Ohioians.

  7. I am striving to interview a wide variety of guests.  Because of my personal interests, there will be a strong focus on entrepreneurship, agriculture, recreation, sports, and leadership.  I don’t limit myself to these areas and I will strive to bring a wide variety of shows to the audience.  

  8. This show is intended for Ohioians first and foremost because this is where they live.  However, the messages are far-reaching beyond the Buckeye State.

  9. I hope you enjoy the show, please rate the show to help share the message with others.  If you are so inclined, I would ask you to share the show with your family and friends who may get so much from the message.  You can always reach me at ronsiliko@gmail.com or the outstandingohioians.net website

Direct download: intro_the_Outstanding_Ohioians_show.mp3
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SHOW NOTES

 

In this episode, listeners will listen how Tom and Bev Theobald transformed their family farm into a very successful agri-tourism enterprise.  Agri-tourism is a movement based on getting customers to visit the farm for a variety of activities. This book is an excellent resource to learn about agri-tourism.

 

 

Tom and Bev were very generous in sharing the successes and learning opportunities from unsuccessful ventures.  They walked through each development phase from ideation to infrastructure to execution, and then evaluation.  They shared their philosophies of listening to customers, offering a quality product, working as a family, and giving back generously to the community.

 

 

To find out more about Barn N Bunk, you can visit their website Barnnbunk.com, find them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barn-N-Bunk-Farm-Market/160498207340101, email at barnnbunk@sbcglobal.net, or call at 513.988.9211.

 

 

I was inspired by listening to the Theobald’s story and admire how they have created an incredible family business.  I believe you will feel the same way.  Thank you for listening.

 

 

 










Direct download: Outstanding_Ohioians_Episode_3.mp3
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This show brings the audience great things Ohioians are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

 

 

 

Dr. Jim Burson show notes

 

Direct download: Outstanding_Ohioians_Episode_2.mp3
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