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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 »»

Violence seems to be on the rise

October 28, 2011 As of late, it is a frightening world out there with many, many strange and weird, violent happenings to go along with a terrible economy. more »»

Kids and the new electronic world

October 7, 2011 As an old “fuddy duddy,” I am amazed at the role electronics plays in the lives of kids these days. Most kids start getting interested in computers by age 3 and are truly addicted to them by age 6. more »»

Is it your night to win?

September 16, 2011 Gambling, especially the lottery, has been around since the beginning of time. Let’s take the word “lottery” itself, which is derived from the word “lotto” and is the Italian word for destiny or fate. more »»

Playing post office

August 26, 2011 The government is playing post office these days, and it isn’t even close to the parlor game we may have played as kids and not nearly as enjoyabl. more »»

A look back at the first teachers

July 15, 2011 Teachers in the state of Ohio are presently mad as hornets due to Go. more »»

Is history taught anymore?

June 24, 2011 Lately, I have noticed the many mistakes from promising candidates for president and other high offices concerning American history. more »»

Senior News

June 24, 2011 ST. JOSEPH RETIREES MEET: St. Joseph Hospital retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wayside restaurant in Champion. more »»

When beer flowed in the Valley

June 3, 2011 As hot summer days and nights come into view, nothing quenches one’s thirst like a good, cold beer. Beer is still the golden nectar most enjoy especially in the summer but also year long. more »»

Valley linked to Civil War heroes

May 13, 2011 In my last column, I mentioned somewhat of a connection between pre-Civil War abolitionist John Brown and the father of Ulysses S. Grant, Jesse Grant. more »»

Baseball and the economy

March 11, 2011 It’s that time of year again, folks, when Major League Baseball (or, our national pastime, as it is sometimes called), gears up with the players presently at spring training. more »»

Black history rich in Valley

February 18, 2011 In recognition of Black History Month, it is only appropriate that we tell the stories of some of the most prominent black men and women who dwelled in the Mahoning Valley. On Ja. more »»

Made in the USA

January 28, 2011 With more than two million manufacturing jobs that have vanished into thin air during this present economic decline alone, we have to wonder why. more »»

Please Stand By

January 7, 2011 Today, we have most anything we want in the form of radio and TV services. more »»



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