Stories by Melissa Kossler Dutton

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Consider home's style, age when updating exterior

Color and decorative pieces can improve the look of a home outside and in. Add trim boards, columns or porch accessories and you can dress up the facade of a house, improving its value and curb ...
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Colleges try to engage married alums

While leading prospective students around Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, campus tour guides talk about the college's active Greek scene, high graduation rates and athletic successes.
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keep kids' artwork creatively

It's a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp?
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Chandeliers are artfully stylish

Some interior designers tout paint as the best way to change the look of a room. For Lisa Roberts, "It's lighting. . It's more bang for the buck.
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008

Do-it-yourself clubs offer help with home projects

Lewis and Rebecca Taylor were confident when they recently bought a fixer-upper, even though they're not particularly handy. They knew they'd have plenty of help updating the kitchen, tearing out ...
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

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Court rules in probation case

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision this morning concluding that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation for minor ...
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