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Where’s the beef?

July 8, 2013 It was in the mid ’80s when an elderly lady with a husky voice by the name of Clara Peller created one of the most successful ad campaigns ever as she stepped up to a fast food burger joint while... more »»

Where’s the beef?

July 5, 2013 It was in the mid ’80s when an elderly lady with a husky voice by the name of Clara Peller created one of the most successful ad campaigns ever as she stepped up to a fast food burger joint while... more »»

Memories of Memorial Day

May 17, 2013 I wanted to write something different and special about Memorial Day and the importance of the holiday of remembrance of those who have died in our nation’s service, which will be celebrated this... more »»

It’s tomato time again

April 26, 2013 As the spring season finally arrives, gardeners far and wide and especially in Ohio are planning and actually worshipping this important time of the year. more »»

Coming of spring?

April 5, 2013 At this writing, there appears to be a strong anxiety by most everyone in our valley anticipating the return of the warmth of spring. more »»

Ins and outs of the outhouse

February 22, 2013 I was born and raised in a tiny village called Bridgeburg, some five miles north of Kittanning, Pa., along the winding Allegheny River. more »»

Christmas during wartime

December 21, 2012 We are constantly reminded every day of our looming debt crisis during this pre-holiday period (at the time of this writing). more »»

Looking at yuletide traditions

November 30, 2012 As the yuletide period and the holiday of Christmas arrive, there are many traditions that seem to make this age-old holiday’s celebrations more enjoyable. more »»

A brief history of Halloween

October 19, 2012 Halloween has always been very illustrative of a harvest’s end. In the old days in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, we would see corn shocks stacked up high, occupying endless fields on farmlands. more »»

Candidates make their promises

September 28, 2012 “Promises, Promises” returned to Broadway in 2010 after four decades. The musical comedy with music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David returned during a revival of the ’60s. more »»

Could we stand the good life of a dog?

September 7, 2012 After much debate and continuous advice from my wife and family, I decided to add a new addition to our family in the form of a female liver-and-white English springer spaniel puppy. more »»

Group provides dogs to the blind

August 17, 2012 It was a cloudy, misty morning this past Saturday as 11 people representing three Lions Clubs boarded a van in Canfield for a journey to Columbus to tour the facilities of Pilot Dogs Inc. more »»

Baseball is still a game for kids

June 15, 2012 The game of baseball has been around for more than 150 years in this country, and it has been called our national pastime. more »»

Memorial Day still has same meaning

May 25, 2012 This year, May 28 will be Memorial Day, a government holiday and a day sometimes thought of as the official beginning of summer, with Labor Day marking the end of summer. more »»

Lions give the gift of sight

May 4, 2012 Most of us rise each morning and can gaze at the morning sun and simply see all the scenic views and the people who are a big part of our daily live. more »»

Gaming a roll of the dice

April 13, 2012 It’s been seven years since the news broke that the Eastern Shawnee Indian group was intending on establishing a Las Vegas-type gambling casino in our own back yard in Lordstown. more »»

Pros and cons of getting a new dog

March 2, 2012 I lost a dear friend of mine this past Thanksgiving weekend in the form of a female, black-and-white springer spaniel by the name of Fergie. She was with me for more than 12 1/2 years. more »»

‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’

February 10, 2012 It was the mid-1950s and there seemed to be a lot to be thankful for, including the end of the Korean War and a brand new president named Ike whom everyone seemed to like. more »»

Competing with robots, computers

December 9, 2011 Way back in 1960, in a year when only 2,000 were in use, computers and their capabilities were thoroughly discussed as perhaps an eventual tool to cut the work forc. more »»

Act of giving thanks

November 18, 2011 When the fourth Thursday of November arrives in the United States, it is called the holiday of Thanksgiving. This is a day of simply giving thanks along with much feasting among family and friends. more »»

 
 

 

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