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How to get to ‘Sesame Street?’ Just follow the llamas

May 18, 2014 For a few brief fleeting moments last week, it was summer. Bright, shining, warm summer, full of joy and possibilities. Cars were washed, bikes were ridden, ice cream was eaten. more »»

Cowboy boots, thistles, love

May 18, 2014 She wore her pointy-toed cowboy boots to school, chased me down at recess and kicked me in the shins. “Isn’t that sweet,” Mom said when I limped home from school. “Robin likes you. more »»

A bad week for gazillionaire rapper and local mom

May 18, 2014 It’s been a rough week for Shawn Corey Carter. Oh, I’m sorry, perhaps you haven’t heard of him by his given name. more »»

Probe clearly ‘not done’

May 18, 2014 “The investigation is ongoing. I can’t say whether there will be more charges or no more charges. What I can say is the investigation is ongoing. We are not done. more »»

Avoid poisons while cleaning

May 12, 2014 It’s spring cleaning time in the garden and May is probably the busiest month when it comes to clearing out overgrown shrubs, tearing down vines and moving plants. more »»

Preview of 14th District contest

May 11, 2014 After Congressman David Joyce, a Republican, and Michael Wager, a Democrat, secured their party’s nomination Tuesday in the 14th Congressional District race, neither wasted much time looking ahead... more »»

E.T. can’t top weirdos of planet Earth

May 11, 2014 I’ve never been beamed aboard a UFO. Never once was I kidnapped by extraterrestrials. Nope. All my weird and bizarre experiences were inflicted by good old-fashioned Earthlings. Or so they clai. more »»

Throwing Legos into the pop-culture supercollider

May 11, 2014 Last Sunday, I gave in to curiosity. Waiting for “Cosmos” to come on (still shamelessly plugging that), I dared to dwell on Fox between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Ivy can show the effects of winter

May 5, 2014 In the past week, I’ve had two people call and ask about hardy English ivy. In both cases, the ivy hasn’t looked well, with brown leaves and seemingly dead vines. more »»

Wanted: Voters on Tuesday

May 4, 2014 Please go vote Tuesday. more »»

Quacked up over new pets

May 4, 2014 ‘‘We need some pets,’’ I told my wife the other day. We were cleaning a winter’s supply of fallen debris from beneath the front yard trees. She straightened with an armload of sticks. ‘‘Oh, good. more »»

May the Fourth be with you, and without all the CGI

May 4, 2014 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a perfect movie. Full of action, adventure, brave heroes and heroines, evil villains and strange worlds. more »»

Dark horse holds to one-issue platform

April 27, 2014 John Luchansky is running for Congress for one reason and only one reason: to bring attention to the June 1996 police officer-involved shooting of a McDonald man in the Village of Polan. more »»

How not to get tangled up in a brush with fame

April 27, 2014 Last week, there was a concert at Packard Music Hall by one Kevin Costner — bodyguard, prince of thieves, farme. more »»

Rainy day help washes away serenity

April 27, 2014 I started to slide the last cereal box into the cupboard, then hesitated. I was stymied. ‘‘Should I file Honey Nut Cheerios under ‘H’ or ‘C’?’’ My wife closed her eyes and sighed. more »»

Local farmers depend on weather

April 24, 2014 Think about what it would be like if your living depended on what the weather deals to you. Local farmers are at that point right now. more »»

From life’s dirty kitchen, spring offers rebirth

April 20, 2014 I hope everyone around the Valley has had a good weekend, hopping down Easter Bunny Lane at Kraynak’s and enjoying fine candies from Gorant’s and Daffin’s. more »»

Reader picks up gauntlet from Cole

April 20, 2014 A couple weeks ago, a reader challenged me to write a column tying together a shoe sale, a snake and a straw. So I did. Then I threw down the gauntlet for other readers. more »»

Only work, humility will lead to happiness

April 16, 2014 Perhaps the key to human happiness is waiting for you in your heart of hearts. Let’s look all the way back to Adam and Eve’s boys Cain and Abel for a clue into our species’ weakness. more »»

Running, or how to fill your legs with pure hurting

April 13, 2014 Like most Ohioans, a large portion of winter is spent staring longingly out a window, dreaming of a world that doesn’t try to kill us as soon as we walk outside — frost nipping at your heels like so... more »»

 
 

 

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