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Prediction came true for Belinky

February 23, 2014 ‘‘Slim to none’’ was my prediction last week of the chances that Mark Belinky, Mahoning County Probate Court Judge, had to win the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s endorsement for the sea. more »»

An Olympics fan says farewell as the flame goes out

February 23, 2014 Well, this is it. Last day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia. Sigh. It’s always such a letdown when the Olympics en. more »»

Smell on wheels: Life, love and injury at the roller rink

February 23, 2014 This weekend, a group of roller-skating enthusiasts held a reunion at the Cortland Roller Rink to remember their days wheeling around the rink at the former Top O’ the Strip Roller Rink in Niles,... more »»

Really big shoes to fill

February 23, 2014 First Velveeta, and now this — a national clown shortage. According to the New York Daily News, clowns are dropping like shaving cream pies. more »»

Explaining the benefits of the Farm Bill

February 20, 2014 It should be called the “Consumer Bill” rather than the Farm Bill that it is usually called. Why? Because it benefits all consumers as much, and in some ways more, than it benefits farmers. more »»

Avoid diseases in new seedlings

February 17, 2014 For those who like to start their own seeds, either for vegetable or flower gardens, there are two little words that can bring about feelings of dread and despair:?“damping of. more »»

You call this intelligence?

February 16, 2014 If government eavesdropping is as rampant as reported, how come the spies never get me out of trouble? If people are taking the time to monitor our private phone calls, they could at least slip us... more »»

Belinky’s chances are slim

February 16, 2014 Slim to none. Those are what I think the chances are for Mark Belinky, Probate Court judge in Mahoning, of winning the endorsement of the Mahoning County Democratic Party. more »»

Huzzah! It’s my 100th-ish column spectacular!

February 16, 2014 When something is around long enough to mark a milestone of 100, celebrations are in order. more »»

Fond memories of Grandpa

February 14, 2014 Grandfather Lorrey, my grandmother and Aunt Mildred lived in Lincoln, Mass. more »»

Thyme to pick perfect paver plants

February 10, 2014 There’s no denying that gardens with walkways are inviting and quaint. more »»

Another holiday that will keep you warm and fuzzy

February 9, 2014 People who decry Valentine’s Day as a greeting-card holiday, a manufactured box of tripe wrapped up in a pink bow, are not unlike those who brag about not having a TV, or who can tell you how many... more »»

Valentine’s Day is the silly season

February 9, 2014 To quote the great philosopher John Paul Young, ‘‘Love is in the air / Every sight and every sound.’’ If you don’t think so, turn on the TV. more »»

Workshop and annual spring fish sale

February 6, 2014 The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free workshop about managing wildlife from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center, 520 W. more »»

You can’t take it with you, but you can back it up

February 2, 2014 Get out your highlighters and try to contain your disbelief: I did something on my to-do list. more »»

This voice is not very reasonable

February 2, 2014 I never knew that eating could be such a difficult thing to do. Eating the so-called ‘‘right way,’’ anyway. It’s my fault, I know. I sorta, kinda forgot to exercise for a day or two. more »»

Testing ad nauseam ineffective

January 28, 2014 Candidates for teaching in Ohio schools must successfully complete a series of tests before they even enter a classroom as professional educators. more »»

Out of the loop, but still loopy

January 26, 2014 It was the classic good news-bad news situation. Our home phone line fizzled and died. But the company made a speedy repair, quickly reconnecting us to the world. The fix, of course, was the bad news. more »»

County backing Betras

January 26, 2014 The terms of chairman and woman of the Democratic and Republican parties in Trumbull and Mahoning counties expire around the time of the May 7 primary election, yet some elected officials in Mahonin... more »»

Here's to you, Father Christopher Cicero

January 26, 2014 It's been quite a strange week for old PK. more »»

 
 
 

 

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