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Address takes on new meaning today

November 19, 2013 Today, in addition to the usual November events, holidays and seasonal commemorations, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. On Nov. more »»

Making sense of begonia varieties

November 18, 2013 I’ve probably had hundreds of different house plants over the years, but the one I miss the most is the dragon wing begonia. more »»

Once again, the weather outside is frightful

November 17, 2013 Oh, the weather outside is — well, let’s see. I don’t know ... neurotic? I mean, if it was a person, it would be undergoing intensive therapy sessions right about now. more »»

A tight race for governor

November 17, 2013 A political poll released last week shows the race between Republican Gov. more »»

Tooting my own horn of wisdom

November 17, 2013 My fellow band geeks and I would like a word with all you ‘‘cool’’ kids who laughed at us in school. Ha! That's the word. Try not to stumble over it. more »»

Hail to the pup, and all other amazing animal friends

November 17, 2013 They say if you love something, set it free. more »»

Dairy exports important to economy

November 14, 2013 We are fortunate in this country. Our local farmers as well as those across these United States produce an abundance, and sometimes, a surplus of food for u. more »»

Mother-in-law always put family first

November 10, 2013 Although she was only a Trumbull County resident for a brief time in the early 1970s, I hope you’ll indulge me today if I share some snapshots of the life of one very special lady: Evon Ann Kimerer. more »»

Election turnout lighter

November 10, 2013 Odds and ends from last week ... Voter turnout on Tuesday, Election Day, was expected by board of elections directors in Trumbull and Mahoning counties to be low. It was. In Trumbull County, the 24. more »»

Ready for life

November 10, 2013 The slogan printed on the semi stated, ‘‘Ready for Life.’’ I grimaced. I was traveling home for the calling hours of a high school classmate. The second classmate we lost in a little more than a week. more »»

Take a lesson from Conan: Cynicism is dead

November 10, 2013 No one has all the answers. But some people have some pretty good ones once in awhile. People spend lots of time looking for answers. more »»

Does Obama really care?

November 8, 2013 The “Obamacare” production of so-called “affordable health care act” has saturated the daily news these day. more »»

Air Force crashes and burns with honor code decision

November 3, 2013 For some reason, I’ve always had a special penchant for the Air Force. more »»

Duplicate voters dumped

November 3, 2013 Work to scrub Ohio’s active voter rolls clean of duplicate registrations was successful and an example, according to the state’s top elections official, of ‘‘making it easier to vote and harder to... more »»

Don’t lose sleep over time change

November 3, 2013 The great philosopher Mick Jagger once crooned, ‘‘Time is on my side.’’ Well, yes it is, if you snuggled in for an additional hour of sleep. more »»

Fear not, fall foes, the Valley still has plenty to offer

November 3, 2013 I’ve already written about the coming of the Pumpkin Spice Apocalypse. About a week after Labor Day, the sky turns orange as the lattes, muffins and candles take over the world. more »»

Filling in the garden with flowers

October 28, 2013 Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about garden design, particularly choosing the site for the garden based on light availability and drainage and putting in the hardscaping, which includes... more »»

Filling in the garden with flowers

October 28, 2013 Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about garden design, particularly choosing the site for the garden based on light availability and drainage and putting in the hardscaping, which includes... more »»

Firstborns are smartest. Right?

October 27, 2013 I waved the study at my brothers. ‘‘Ha! Exactly as I’m sure you already suspected.’’ ‘‘Now what’s he warbling about?’’ Dan asked Tim. ‘‘Beats me. more »»

Pop will eat itself: Some catchy earworms about food

October 27, 2013 The other day, I was at Golden Hunan in Liberty (fantastic black pepper chicken, BTW) eating Chinese food while humming the song “Chinese Food. more »»

 
 

 

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