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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 »»

Live and let dye: My love affair with my hair

January 26, 2014 Who knows what began this love affair we have with that frustrating pile of dead skin we call hair —?but it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. more »»

Country acts will play stadiums, sheds this summer

January 23, 2014 As cold as it is right now, it’s hard not to look forward to those warm summer nights when you can sit outside and listen to music. more »»

Curl up with chicken and noodles

January 22, 2014 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s feasts are traditional indulgences that are hard to pass up. more »»

Let plates, clothes and kids clean themselves

January 19, 2014 Back when I lived the uncultured life of a bachelor, I sometimes allowed dirty dishes to pile up in the sink. OK, perhaps a tad more than ‘‘sometime. more »»

 
 
 

 

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