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Committed to turning over a new (lettuce) leaf

January 17, 2010 It’s been a big week for me, “Dana’s Daze” readers. I’ve turned a new leaf, I’ve been holding strong and I’ve resisted every french fry and chicken wing that has come my way. more »»

Realizations, resolutions and holiday rejoicing

December 20, 2009 As I write this column, I have come to a realization. I’ve known about this. I thought I’ve faced this fact, but apparently I haven’t. more »»

Rivalries that should happen

December 9, 2009 Some rivalries just seem right. One might not know how they started, but it doesn’t matter. Rivalries can be born many different ways. more »»

It’s a brave, new Blackberry world

November 22, 2009 It’s safe to say, I am not the same person I was at the beginning of this wee. more »»

Dana learns how to take a real adult vacation

November 8, 2009 I realized that in my business of being busy and on-the-go nonstop, I forgot to write about the one exciting thing I have done in recent months, and that was my first “real,” “adult” vacation to Key... more »»

Pryor finally has his day

November 8, 2009 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — This is the last column I ever thought I would write. more »»

OSU needs to give kick to special teams, offense

November 1, 2009 It wasn’t a trick and it certainly wasn’t a treat to watch. But it was a victory, and going into the toughest stretch of its season, Ohio State needs any win it can possibly ge. more »»

Remember this early ’90s hit? Dana looks back

October 11, 2009 This week in The Zone, we are discussing nostalgia and things of the past. more »»

Reflecting on memories of Class of ’99, band mom

September 27, 2009 After months of planning, running around like a mad woman, sending and returning e-mails and feeling like a certifiable stalker, the Champion High School Class of ’99 reunion has come and gone. more »»

Some locations seem unlucky for potential businesses

August 23, 2009 There are many life lessons I think parents should teach their children, and in turn, I hope to one day to teach my own. more »»

After a frantic search, missing friend is found

June 28, 2009 Apparently, I have alarmed my apparent dedicated and faithful audience about my missing remote control. more »»

A woman bereft after a significant loss

June 14, 2009 I’ve always heard of the phrase, “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone,” but until this week, I never truly understood the full meaning of the phrase. more »»

Football may need to take a back seat

June 13, 2009 I always love the questions I get after someone hears I’m from Warren. more »»

Willpower strong enough to conquer one weakness

May 31, 2009 In no way, shape or form do I admit that I am perfect. I’m far from it. Knowing that I’m not perfect, which I know shocks many of you, I also know that I can admit my faults. more »»

JFK seniors part of legacy

May 31, 2009 It seems like months ago when I?asked John F. Kennedy pitcher Rachel Pico what the team goal was, thinking the obvious answer was to return to the state tournament. It wasn’t. more »»

Average Joe and his personality deserve a chance

May 15, 2009 Like most of the world, I’m addicted to Faceboo. more »»

Birthday brings back the good old daze

May 3, 2009 I don’t know whether it’s the fact that I just celebrated my 28th birthday, that a number of my friends turned 30 this year or that my brother is now an official adult, but I’ve come to the... more »»

Most likely to lose her mind planning the class reunion

April 5, 2009 Back in high school, each class always voted on Senior Superlatives. You know, Best Dressed, Best Couple, Class Clown, those kind of votes. more »»

Strength of schedule pays off in the end

April 5, 2009 When preparing for softball season, there are many things I must do to get myself ready to be the best beat reporter possible. more »»

Vacation friends are the best kind

March 22, 2009 There’s a saying that goes something to the effect of, “You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” I think it was Plato who said it. Or Hallmark. more »»



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