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Free speech and ‘onions’…

June 27, 2014 First. Unbelievably, it’s already been a year since four of us started alternating for the second time, writing a local opinion column in this spot on Tuesdays and Friday. more »»

Conversation with chief continues

June 13, 2014 In a column two weeks ago (May 30), I left off the conversation with Tom Andrews, chief of Police in Cortland, talking about letting officers create their own special niche while also doing their... more »»

Conversation with Cortland chief

May 30, 2014 Life’s what happens while we’re making other plans, or so John Lennon once said. Tom Andrews, current chief of police in Cortland, just might agree. more »»

Mother’s Day: The gift of time well spent

May 2, 2014 Ladies, gentlemen and children, it’s almost Mother’s Day! I’ve got some ideas for spending time with mom that could pre-empt the giving of various polyester shirts, unnecessary statuary, and... more »»

Fear filled the day in between

April 18, 2014 ‘‘For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. more »»

Deja vu all over again — play ball!

April 4, 2014 It’s that time of year when those of us who have been waiting since October are gearing up, hoping for an exciting year of baseball. Who’s my team? It is and always has been, the Cleveland Indian. more »»

Going to the dogs... for therapy

March 21, 2014 Up until five years ago, I had only heard about therapy dogs. I didn’t know anyone personally who had a dog involved in that that kind of work. more »»

Real life and make-believe on screen

March 7, 2014 We’ve recently become bored with regular television programming. We only have the 63-channel extended basic service, not the uber-deluxe, 2. more »»

Traveling, snow and other things

February 21, 2014 I wish there was a way that the Youngstown Regional Airport, actually located in Vienna, could become a hub for some “regular” airline with flights to lots of place. more »»

TEDx and a learning institute

February 7, 2014 I think of myself as somewhat of an adventurous person. So I was really excited when I learned that the first TEDx event was coming to our area and indeed, arrived on Jan. 24. more »»

Pain of loss doesn’t heal in three days

January 24, 2014 Have you ever felt that at certain times more people are leaving this earth than at other times? We’ve noticed what seems to be an increase of people passing of late. more »»

Kindness still exists in Warren, Ohio

January 10, 2014 One night recently, while spending the evening with a friend at the Elm Road Panera, we blasted through some dinner, then some dessert and along the way, at least three cups of hazelnut coffee — my... more »»

Starting 2014 with a prayer

December 27, 2013 Starting 2014 with a prayer.. more »»

After the feast comes famine?

November 29, 2013 By the time you’re reading this, you’ll most likely be recovering from the excesses of way too much tryptophan-filled turkey, whipped potatoes and cranberry relish. more »»

Do you know where your extra hour is?

November 1, 2013 Tick, tick, tick. No, it’s not my biological clock. That ran down quite some time ago; thank you, Mother Nature. It’s the clock ticking down to 2 a.m. more »»

Obamacare or Affordable Care Act?

October 18, 2013 People never cease to amaze me. more »»

Why should school districts be separate?

October 4, 2013 A couple weeks ago, the editor wrote about the consolidation of police departments for the sake of the taxpayer and to strengthen the department. more »»

Who decides what is good?

September 20, 2013 Who decides? When my kids were growing up, I tried really hard to expose them to a wide variety of cultural venues. more »»

Part 2: Is crime increasing?

September 6, 2013 Just in case you don’t quite remember what I was writing about two Fridays ago, here’s a fast track on the info. ... more »»

Three things we need to hear

August 9, 2013 There are three things that we all need to hear from time to time. They are: Don’t give up. Everyone wants to be understood. You are loved. more »»

Standing on her own, proud of the area

July 26, 2013 I like people who stand on their own, who have a counterpoint view. I’ve been both impressed and mystified by Kathleen Anne. more »»



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