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I’ll stall when I get around to it

June 28, 2015 So, I’ve got this column to write. I know because my calendar shows it’s deadline. Again. Just like every week. Consistently meeting a steady deadline fosters discipline. So I’m told. more »»

Trapped in the thrift store

June 21, 2015 Help! I’m being held captive in a thrift store! By my wife. We pulled into the lot an hour or two ago. I thought we were going out for burgers and frie. more »»

Marriage in America

June 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Through two decades of debate on whether America’s gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, opponents of such unions depicted their resistance as “defense of marriage. more »»

Dodging dinosaur chickens

May 31, 2015 Scientists are building dinosaurs from chickens. Seriously. I studied enough cheesy horror movies in my youth to know to be frightene. more »»

Fresh foods for all

May 24, 2015 Many people, including people in the Mahoning Valley, do not have easy access to healthy fruits and vegetables. However, local groups are working to change tha. more »»

Bring Burton back to the name game

May 24, 2015 I have a weird name. I mean rare. Let’s see, there’s a police chief in Indiana who shares my name, and there’s Burton Cummings (who?). more »»

Inspiring more than just A’s

May 17, 2015 Mia Sloan, a first-grade student at Bascom Elementary School in the LaBrae Local School District, heads to school every day thinking that day will be the best day of her lif. more »»

Dream a little nightmare with me

May 17, 2015 My heinous deeds were horrible. Incomprehensible. Indefensible. Except that I hadn’t really committed them. My wife dreamed them all up. Literally. She shook me awake and glared. more »»

Get a whiff of research, sweat and happiness

May 3, 2015 Science, in its never-ending quest to amaze, amuse and amplify weirdness, now claims sniffing a happy person’s sweat makes you feel better. more »»

This Is It!!! grabs Fitness Challenge victory

April 12, 2015 A last-minute effort by This Is It!!! bumped Just Weight out of the No. 1 spot they’ve held throughout the Fitness Challenge, bringing the first place prize money to the Rich Center for Autis. more »»

Derby Girls

April 5, 2015 Roller derby is a family affair for two Cortland women. Angel Feather and her mother, Angie Daniels both play for the Little Steel Derby Girls. more »»

Your child’s education

March 22, 2015 Life seems more demanding than ever for parents, especially those who balance work and family life. And schoolwork for children seems more demanding as well. more »»

How would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look today?

March 22, 2015 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Monopoly is 80. Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world’s most popular board game. more »»

Celebrate who you are and wear your hoop earrings

March 22, 2015 Recently, a Facebook friend of mine posted a link to a story titled “20 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After 30.” It immediately created an outcry. more »»

Lordstown man recalls his music days

March 15, 2015 At one time, there was nothing to beat the feeling of walking into Richard’s Ice Cream Shop on Market Street in Warren and hearing your band’s 45 rpm record playing on the jukebox. more »»

Niles boy has a need for speed

March 8, 2015 Some people will never experience what a 9-year-old Niles boy does every weekend on a race track. Gavin Putnam has had a dream since he was five and has been pursuing it ever since. more »»

Funeral homes explore online services

March 1, 2015 It’s not always possible for all family members to be present when a loved one passes away, so some funeral homes are using technology to allow relatives to participate or view services even if they... more »»

Family game night

February 22, 2015 In a world of busy schedules and technology, quality family time and social interaction is a precious commodity. more »»

What’s in a name? A lot of love, and a lot more

February 22, 2015 The Kabalarian Philosophy says our names help to shape who we are. My husband and I had our daughter’s name picked out before we knew we were having a gir. more »»

Love is in the air

February 15, 2015 “In the summer of 1947, Barbara Palonolu and Sam (Danny) Dann met on a park bench in Packard Park. Barbara and her friend Jean went down to the park on a nice summer day. more »»



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