We recently stopped in New Washington, Ohio, (pop. 1,000) — as preparation for soon being in ‘Old Washington (D.C.). We stopped to get gas at Hiler’s Service Center, a throw back to the gas stations of yesteryear where you can probably still get air for free. Hiler’s Craig Green tells me New Washington is the first town in the country to have chicken hatcheries (circa the late 1800’s). A neice of the service station owner just got a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky for volleyball. And Buckeye Central High School here has won four state titles for volleyball… Cranberry Township Trustee Louis Niedermier told me he takes pride in the township budget always being balanced, in no small part because of his and the other two trustee’s work. Niedermier said the biggest budget item seems to always be roads, and he and the trustees often pitch in to fill pot holes, lay black top, mow along the side of the roads… Note: In this spirit, my campaign promise is to mow the White House lawn regularly when I get to D.C. — to help balance the Federal Budget.