Sep 18 2017
Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 established itself as the worst rainfall disaster in American history. It dumped some 33 trillion gallons of water along the Gulf of Mexico. The Washington Post illustrated
the enormity of the situation, plopping a giant cube... more ›
Sep 5 2017
It might be as simple as planting a tree or something a little more involved, such as building a deck. Whether you're a homeowner or professional contractor, if you're digging with powered equipment, you first must call 811. It's also not a bad idea (though... more ›
Aug 21 2017
Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." While we can't always agree on taxes, there's no denying that each of us will die eventually. Because this is accepted fact, people tend to be receptive to having a conversation... more ›
Aug 7 2017
It turns out that the famed "Freshman 15" is fiction, for the most part. Contrary to the notion that the average first-year college student gains 15 pounds, an Ohio State University study found
that 2.4 (women) and 3.4 (men) pounds were more typical. Heavy... more ›
Jul 24 2017
In the movie "Anchorman 2," four members of the KVWN-TV Channel 4 news team are riding in the back of an RV, reminiscing about times spent together. "Hey, Ron, who's driving?" asks reporter Brian Fantana. "Oh, it's OK, it's on cruise control," says anchor... more ›
Jul 10 2017
Like the chirping of birds and the spinning of fan blades, the humming of lawnmower engines is part of the soundtrack of summer. We're a little obsessed with our lawns, yet sometimes to the detriment of their health and our leisure time. Here's a thought:... more ›
Jun 26 2017 When you and your sister, Courtney, started AIS in 2000, what opportunity did you see?
We saw the chance to be different. Our dad was also an insurance agent, but he was an agent with a specific company and tied to their products. We knew that by being... more ›
Jun 12 2017
A Google search of "dryer fire" readily yielded three incidents that occurred within one month of each other: In Lock Haven, Pa.
, a dryer fire destroyed the home of a 34-year-old man who had lived there most of his life; In Newport News, Va.
, a dryer left... more ›
May 30 2017
Summer means fun and sun, but that doesn't mean that we can throw caution to the warm breeze. Some of our favorite summer activities also come with significant safety or health risks, especially to children. We can teach them to be careful, but ultimately it'... more ›