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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 »»

‘Million Dollar’ memories

November 25, 2010 Although we are presently in the late autumn period, we cannot help but think of sunnier day. more »»

Election season gets dirty

October 15, 2010 The midterm elections are nigh, and the TV ads and dirty mudslinging have already commence. more »»

Vampire fever old as Dracula

July 23, 2010 Vampires, and stories about them, have been around for centuries, especially from the late 1890s when Bram Stoker’s famous novel “Dracula” appeared. more »»

Good eats give bad heartburn

July 2, 2010 It was a great night on the town with plenty of pizza and beer, tacos with lots of salsa, plenty of jalapenos, ribs with sauce that just seem to melt in your mouth and cinnamon glazed apple pie. more »»

Senior News

July 2, 2010 THOMAS G. CAREY, a member of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell Ltd., has been appointed to the board of directors of Senior Citizens Opportunities for Personal Endeavor (SCOPE) Inc. more »»

Taming unruly spectators

June 11, 2010 Attending a sporting event or even a town hall meeting or other entertainment venue actually puts us in the arena or stage of that event. more »»

It's not easy being green as Kermit

May 21, 2010 Kermit the Frog was way ahead of his time back in 1969 when he crooned his famous hit “It’s Not Easy Being Green. more »»

Carrying the right to bear arms

April 30, 2010 The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and part of the Bill of Rights is one that protects the right to keep and bear arms. This amendment was adopted on Dec. 15, 1791. more »»

The hot dog: A history

March 19, 2010 The outdoor grills have stood vacant and idle during this horrendous winter while ice and snow were piled on top of them, giving in to the harshness and realities of another cold, cold season. more »»



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