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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 »»

Anger—the Dominate Force on Internet Communication

October 25, 2013 You would expect that most “tweets” would be expressions of love and appreciation toward one another, right? Wrong. more »»

Old age can strengthen funny bone

October 20, 2013 Bill Cosby once wrote, “You can teach an old dog new tricks. You just don’t want to see the dog doing them. more »»

The ‘mean girl’ has evolved, but will never rule the school

October 19, 2013 I’ve been rewatching “Sex and the City” on my iPhone whenever I have spare minutes here and there. Don’t judge. more »»

Simple can be best

October 18, 2013 As we watch all the happenings in Congress, or perhaps reading a best-seller novel, or the daily news or many other events, including deciphering our own prescription drugs, sometimes we are quite... more »»

Agriculture highlighted at meeting

October 17, 2013 The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District’s 63rd annual meeting was held in conjunction with the Holstein’s Association recently at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Cortland. W. I. more »»

If you can’t say something nice, talk about pizza

October 13, 2013 In 2008, this kooky movie came out called “Doubt. more »»

Smart deal is washing one’s hands of laundry

October 13, 2013 It seems some people are willing to do just about anything to get out of laundry. My guess is that most of them are people who wash clothes the ‘‘right’’ way. more »»

 
 
 

 

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