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Never right, never bored

July 21, 2013 ‘‘It must get boring being right all the time,’’ my buddy Gus said. I offered a humble smile. ‘‘Oh, I wouldn’t say I’m right ALL the time.’’ ‘‘Not you, doofus. My wife. more »»

All’s fair: Torrential downpours and fried Oreos

July 14, 2013 Like everyone in Trumbull County has been saying, “It’s raining — must be fair week.” The Trumbull County Fair is back, as it has been for so many summers. And, of course, it has to rain. more »»

Pondering the imponderable

July 14, 2013 As I sat in my rocker pondering the other day, I had to wonder — how much deeper would the ocean be without sponges? How come that guy who swam the deepest ocean and climbed the highest mountain to... more »»

Catnip, catmint are not the same

July 8, 2013 I often get asked by cat owners how do they grow a decent crop of catnip before their cat rips it out by the roots. The answer is easy. more »»

If it’s fair week, it’s raining

July 7, 2013 This is the easiest week of the year to forecast the weather. Rain, of course. The Trumbull County Fair opens this wee. more »»

Have a big slice of my Fourth of July fail pie

July 7, 2013 Baking is one of those things that I guess you either get right, or fail miserably. more »»

Unraveling the FLAC lossless mysteries of the iPod

June 30, 2013 I love music. I could soundtrack every minute of my life. I’m sure there’s a song in my iPod for any occasion that may occur. Blowing up some stuff? I got “1812 Overture. more »»

Oh, yeah! Let’s get this column started

June 30, 2013 Button up your power suits because I’m about to rock your world: ‘‘We’re going to give this meeting a start, yeah!’’ Did you just feel a shiver? A surge? A rush of persuasiveness? Nope, me either. more »»

Shows offer glimpse of past

June 28, 2013 Back when Grandpa or Great-Grandpa were farming the fields of Trumbull County, they had to do their work the hard way. more »»

Hens and chicks are becoming trendy

June 24, 2013 Anyone who has spent time browsing gardens on social networks lately, particularly Pinterest and Facebook, may have noticed a large number of creative succulent garden photos being posted to the... more »»

Summer do’s, don’ts, and it’s summer, so whatevers

June 23, 2013 It’s officially summer now. Gentlemen, start your Foursquaring. Finally, Ohioans reap the reward of putting up with all manner of ninth-circle weather the rest of the year. more »»

Who took my ... oh, here it is

June 23, 2013 Thieves sneak into our house and swipe the oddest things. ‘‘Why would anyone steal my blue pen? I left it right here by my chair with my book. more »»

Kindness of strangers and friends

June 21, 2013 I have become physically handicapped, and it is apparent. more »»

Senior News

June 21, 2013 CENTER HOSTS SENIOR EVENT: The Trumbull Community Action Program, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, will hold a senior luncheon at noon today. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.. more »»

Improving the city can be a real walk in the park

June 16, 2013 I grew up in Warren, and sometimes before work or during lunch I like to visit some of my old haunts from when I was a kid. I’ve checked out the fieldhouse behind Warren . more »»

Last time for Dann headlines?

June 16, 2013 Former Ohio Attorney General and ex-Liberty resident Marc Dann was back in the news last week, this time for regaining his license to practice law. more »»

Everything bad is good again, and vice versa

June 16, 2013 Let me get this straight — now saturated fat is good for me? And I shouldn’t forget the cholesterol and salt? Nothing stirs up full-bore dumbfounding befuddlement like nutritional information. more »»

How to keep from going into ‘summer festival overload’

June 9, 2013 I can smell it from this office. If I opened a window, I could hear it. If I went on the roof, I could probably see it. And pretty much the rest of the city. It’s here, and I am overjoyed. more »»

Night owls can head back to bed

June 9, 2013 Sorry I’m a couple minutes late, class... ‘‘Sixteen minutes, Mr. Cole.’’ OK, I’m a tad tardy, Todd, but the stupid alarm clock... ‘‘Let us guess, it didn’t go off again.’’ It went off, Jennifer. more »»

Talk turns to ticks as reports increase

June 6, 2013 This spring our Ohio State University Extension office has had a huge increase in the number of calls in regard to ticks. more »»

 
 

 

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