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Mom of high schooler dreads new school year

August 31, 2014 You can hear it. The low, dull collective groaning of school age children throughout the Mahoning Valley, the state and indeed, the U.S. This is it. The end is near. more »»

Betras says it’s nothing personal

August 31, 2014 It was Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras who brought the resolution to begin censure proceedings against his counterpart in Trumbull County, Dan Polivka, on Wednesday in Columbus. more »»

At the Canfield Fair, keep your eyes on the prize

August 31, 2014 My dad and I have a tradition of going to the Canfield Fair together every year. We make a good fair team, because we know what’s important about the fair, and we always have a strateg. more »»

Recalling clotheslines, childhood

August 31, 2014 September dawns tomorrow, which means it’s just about time to wind up the clothesline. more »»

Rails a great way to go

August 29, 2014 Due to my fascination and love of train travel, again I commenced my latest journey on Monday, Aug. more »»

Ice cold water reveals warm, loving hearts

August 24, 2014 At first, I didn’t pay much attention. I kept seeing silent videos popping up as posts on the walls of my Facebook and Instagram friends and all over Twitter. more »»

Polivka in Redfern’s crosshairs

August 24, 2014 Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka placed himself in the poor position of being directly in the crosshairs of Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern. more »»

Back to school is no joke

August 24, 2014 Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published his famous essay, ‘‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.’’ It was mostly true. more »»

Bingo! It’s time to dig through those bad family photos

August 24, 2014 The market of nostalgia is thriving. more »»

Dribbling the pen

August 17, 2014 I moonlight as an author. Why? Because that’s the kind of athlete I a. more »»

Random act of kindness goes viral online

August 17, 2014 Maybe you saw it. It did, after all, go vira. more »»

Geezer schools junior

August 10, 2014 ‘‘Were schools held in caves when you were little?’’ the kid asked me. I tousled his hair. ‘‘My, aren’t you the clever one.’’ ‘‘Ow,’’ he whined. ‘‘Leggo.’’ ‘‘Sorry. more »»

Local girl does her part to fight pancreatic cancer

August 10, 2014 For those of you who heard the melodic strains emanating from Mahoning Valley Scrappers stadium just before the first pitch of the ball game at Eastwood Field in Niles last Friday night, you had the... more »»

2nd-place gains in run-off

August 3, 2014 When Trumbull County central committee members could not settle on a person to fill a vacant county commissioner seat on the first ballot, I was asked who — between the top two finishers, Ken Kubala... more »»

Good wins out as cross remains at memorial

August 3, 2014 One for the good guys … that’s the way I see it. more »»

Whatever exists, we collect it

August 3, 2014 We are collectors by birthright. Our first primal instincts are to eat, sleep, drool, fill diapers, and wrap our tiny fists around any pacifer in the vicinit. more »»

The beauty (and scariness) of the great outdoors

August 3, 2014 The world is a wonderful place. It’s full of mountains and butterflies and flowers and bunnies and sunsets and rainbows and trickling streams and all that stuff. more »»

There’s no time like ‘spare time’

July 27, 2014 An ad claims I can earn $3,000 a day, simply by working on my laptop in my ‘‘spare time.’’ A caller urged me to improve my community by volunteering just a few hours of my ‘‘spare time’’ a week. more »»

To sleep, perchance to dream of living to be 100

July 27, 2014 Jon Bon Jovi croons that he wants to live while he’s alive and sleep when he’s dead. more »»

Sights, sounds of summer

July 25, 2014 Each season has its own sights and sounds, things to see and do and experience. Summer is no exceptions, and there is often more to see and do in the summer than in other seasons. more »»

 
 
 

 

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