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Here’s looking at you, Big Type

July 17, 2016 I checked out library books from the Large Print section. On purpose. The times and the eyes, they are a-changin’. As is where I do my book browsing. more »»

Childhood illness brings out only true friends

July 17, 2016 I kind of forgot about it until last week. The pain, the rejection, the isolation. I was totally exiled; an outcast. Shudder. more »»

Best friends make epic zombie film

July 17, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two best friends from Rhode Island are living their dream of making an epic zombie movie and becoming celebrities. Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt, both 20, have Down syndrome. more »»

Gramps groans at mention of missed midlife crisis

June 26, 2016 I missed the exit ramp for Midlife Crisis Avenue. I got stuck in traffic and zipped right on down Life’s Highway, and never slowed down until my tire blew out at Senior Moments Crossroad. more »»

Hush-up in Twin Falls, Idaho

June 23, 2016 Something wicked happened in Idaho’s rural Magic Valley. more »»

What’s solution to gun violence?

June 23, 2016 Oh, the empty rhetoric that spewed from politicians in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history! Stop all foreign Muslims from coming to the United States. more »»

Baby shower invitees should not be targets

June 8, 2016 Dear Annie: I just received a baby shower invitation that makes me feel more like a fundraising target than a loving family member. I have hosted or attended at least 20 baby showers. more »»

Condiment concerns

June 8, 2016 Dear Heloise: My family has a collection of ketchups, taco sauces and mayonnaise from fast-food restaurants. more »»

Treating eczema

June 8, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I have very bad eczema on both of my feet. I have been to several skin doctors and my family doctor, but none knows the cause. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

June 8, 2016 Assume you’re East and partner leads a club against South’s three-notrump contract. more »»

Wife giving up after husband cuts intimacy

June 7, 2016 Dear Annie: My husband does not like to have any physical contact whatsoever, except for a peck hello or goodbye. He does not like to be touched. There is no cuddling. We don’t have sex. more »»

Perfume inserts stink

June 7, 2016 Dear Heloise: The perfumed inserts in magazines cause my allergies to act . more »»

Medicines’ direction

June 7, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I take four medications daily, usually all at the same time. What internal traffic cop do we all have that directs each of these chemicals to the appropriate places in the body? — J. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

June 7, 2016 When declarer is playing in a suit contract, he must first resolve the question of whether or not to draw the missing trumps. more »»

Plant corn by May 20 or change plans

May 12, 2016 Hello, Trumbull County! I hope many of you were able to take advantage of the few days without rain to work your fields and gardens last week. more »»

Local 4-Hers commit time to community

April 28, 2016 I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world. This is the 4-H pled. more »»

Honey, I was going to do that

April 17, 2016 It’s been an interesting week. My wife traveled out of state. “There’s nothing to worry about,” I assured her. “Remember, I took care of myself all by myself before I married you. more »»

They don’t make ’em like they used to

April 17, 2016 Miranda Lambert sings about it, how good things were before everything became so “automatic. more »»

Spring is on the way — really

April 14, 2016 Hello, Trumbull County! I hope Saturday’s snow was Old Man Winter’s last hurrah for the year, but being northeast Ohio, I am not holding my breath. more »»

Apologize to son and stop reading his posts

March 20, 2016 Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was separated from my husband for several years. At the tail end of our separation, I discovered he had been cheating on me. more »»



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