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Valley car researcher seeks help

June 17, 2011 “There were 20 entrepreneurial car manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley during the early 1800s,” according to Michael Yost. more »»

Flying five sails

May 27, 2011 While I had never driven a team of galloping horses, keeping control of a 38-foot ketch in a steady wind with a spinnaker, jib, main, mizzen and kite flying aloft must have come clos. more »»

Keep on voting

March 25, 2011 Harriet Taylor Upton (1853-1945) is the name of a woman of special note to Warren, Trumbull County and the nation. She is identified by an important word not used often these day. more »»

60 years of chemistry

March 4, 2011 Talking with Jim Sherwood and Charles “Chuck” Simpkins, both were chemists at the Warren Water Filtration Plant on Elm Road (put into service in 1954), I told them of an experience in a city in... more »»

Looking back at Civil War

February 11, 2011 The Civil War spurred an age of prosperity and political power for Ohio. Its story touches nearly every community in our state. more »»

A band of note

January 21, 2011 The pre-game rallies and parades, explosive entrance to the stadium and perfectly executed half time performance of a highly talented marching band at a contentious football game in a 100,000-plus... more »»

More growth is on the way

December 31, 2010 In Trumbull County, we are aware of Canada geese — their graceful V-formation flight, honking with authority while they fly; two mature geese (mom and pop) swimming proudly with their goslings;... more »»

Couple finds romance in France

December 10, 2010 Sometimes people say to others after visiting a new vacation site, “We are glad we went there, but we’ve seen enough and won’t go again. more »»

Birthday party goes overseas

November 19, 2010 Roselyn “Roz” Jackson’s recent birthday was of sufficient importance that her children and grandchildren promised Roz and her husband, Charlie, a visit to her grandparents’ far-away homes in Sloveni... more »»

Slave forts in Ghana remnants of horrors

October 29, 2010 L. B. Griffith Jr. offered me the loan of a 110-page book, with color pictures and narrative, titled “Castles & Forts of Ghana” by Kwesi J. Anquandah. more »»

Report from Trieste

October 8, 2010 This summer a neighbor, Isabelle Seavey, introduced Warren friends to her houseguest, Maria Ulivella Mosconi, from Trieste, a port city of 200,000 people in northeastern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. more »»

Create a budget to bank on

September 17, 2010 “Papa … Papa, I need more money,” Anna cried imploringly into the phone to her father in Swede. more »»

Goodwill tastes OK on the Bay

August 6, 2010 I awoke early one morning to the slow “putt, putt” from a single-cylinder engine on a nearby crab boat. more »»

Travelers discover treasures of culture

July 16, 2010 Warren’s Bill Abell returned from halfway around the world in March after a three-week visit as a tourist to Cambodia and Laos in Southeast Asia. more »»

Attitude trumps ability

April 2, 2010 Chatting recently with Amy and Tom Burd, I learned some aspects of their work as math teachers at Warren G. Harding High School. more »»

A bold project

March 12, 2010 Editor’s Note: This column was first published May 22, 2009. The writer has updated the column for republication. more »»

Tying the knot in an exotic spot

February 19, 2010 Those who travel to distant places to marry often choose exotic spots to tie the knot. Years ago, Ruth and John Hulan of Howland decided upon nuptials in romantic Portugal. more »»

Senior News

February 19, 2010 SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY — HOWLAND, 4100 North River Road, started Second Wind Dreams, which highlights the positive aspects of aging and encourages the community to join in on the celebration of life... more »»

Enough’s enough: Please, be positive

January 28, 2010 About 30 years ago, there was a page one story in The Wall Street Journal with a headline referencing Warren as a necropolis. more »»

'Messiah' revisited

January 8, 2010 What was it like to participate as one of the 108 singers in the “Messiah” chorus, rehearsing such a complicated work for a couple months before the two performances Dec. more »»



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