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Not easy being a bee

April 29, 2016 It’s a hard world out there for our friend, the honey bee, as they are presently in a rapid declin. more »»

Senior news

April 29, 2016 LUNCH AND LEARN: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center is offering a free Lunch and Learn, “A Chemical-free Life with Essential Oils,” 12:30 p.m. Monday. The event will include a free lunch at 11:30 a.m. more »»

Crack of bat heralds spring

April 8, 2016 Can you believe it? It’s spring again! The daffodils are blooming, the grass is growing, the birds are chirping their melodious spring songs — and the crack of the bat meeting the ball is once agai... more »»

St. Pat’s lore is wee bit late

March 18, 2016 Sorry for being just a wee day late in my observance of St. Paddy’s Day. Please forgive me, for I mean no harm. The blessed day of St. more »»

Knee surgery has ups, downs

February 26, 2016 On Monday, Feb. 8, at Southwoods Surgical Center in Boardman, I completed my successful knee replacement surgery. more »»

Food prices eat into cost of living

January 15, 2016 There is a problem out there these days, and I am very concerned and don’t really know the best way to address it. more »»

Weather is not frightful

December 24, 2015 The weather outside is not frightful these days, nor is the scarce snow not too delightful for some this time of year. more »»

Senior News

December 24, 2015 RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Hospital Retirees will have their monthly breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside restaurant in Champion. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to food bank. more »»

Holiday season and such

December 4, 2015 At this writing, we are smack dab in the middle of the fabled Black Friday, which we know is the close follow-up to Thanksgiving. more »»

We will be right back

November 13, 2015 TV commercials have been around since the inception of TV, starting with the late 1940s and through the early 50s, progressing into our present day. more »»

Scary stats on spooky holiday

October 23, 2015 Halloween is upon us, once again, as costume stores, supermarkets with candy and pumpkins and plenty of apples and cider and even home decor are enjoying their sales in the millions. more »»

Senior news

October 23, 2015 RETIREES TO MEET: 717 Packard/Delphi retiree meeting will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the union hall. The speaker will be from family services. Bring a covered dish. more »»

Gem of the Valley

August 21, 2015 It has been 16 short years since the Mahoning Valley Scrappers first took to the diamond at Eastwood Field, first known as Cafaro Field. more »»

Trains, travel and Amtrak

June 19, 2015 We all, by now, have heard the story about the Amtrak fatal crash in Philadelphia on May 12. I would like to put my two cents worth of opinion in about trains and train travel and even Amtrak. more »»

Killing us softly with sugar

May 8, 2015 One lump or two? That used to be a question ringing through most restaurants and the home front as well. more »»

Marking Civil War treaty

April 17, 2015 April 9, 2015, marked 150 years since the Civil War peace treaty was signed by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a small village called Appomattox Court House. more »»

Waging the war of the potholes

March 27, 2015 There is a big war going on within most of our country these days, which includes our local area as well. This war for once is not in the Middle East, but in our own domain. more »»

Then Now

March 27, 2015 NEW YORK A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and... more »»

Senior News

March 27, 2015 RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Hospital Retirees will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Bingo will be played; attendees are asked to bring any useful object to be used as a prize. more »»

Facing cabin fever

March 6, 2015 With such bone chilling weather during these last two months of January and February, I believe I have “cabin fever”! I seem to spend much too much time indoors looking out at icicles clinging from... more »»

A Wild Bill Hickok Society

February 13, 2015 It has been over a thousand years since the invention of gunpowder in China. At that time, it was used primarily for firecrackers and quite sparingly for weapons or military use. more »»



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