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Piano man

December 9, 2012 It began when Champion resident Joe Pirtz, owner of Green Computer Doctor, received a repair call. more »»

Holiday spirit in the Valley starts with the parade

December 9, 2012 Christmas in the Valley can be tons of fun. more »»

Savoring the little pleasures and small moments in life

December 2, 2012 Life is not without its small pleasures. That’s for sure. Even the most mundane, annoying task may include a small perk or pleasure that detracts from its soul-suckin. more »»

It’s hard to count blessings during holiday craze

November 25, 2012 So we have (hopefully) had our fill of turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, corn and green beans, freshly-baked rolls and pumpkin pie. more »»

Thanksgiving made easy

November 18, 2012 For a cook who has never hosted a Thanksgiving dinner, the task may seem daunting. more »»

Surprise package has brain doing double doody

November 18, 2012 Working at the newspaper, we have a lot of interesting stuff come through our office. When you are in “the media,” everyone is always trying to get you to talk about them. more »»

There’s more to argue over than politics and religion

November 11, 2012 Now that the mad dash to the polls is over, we can all take a breath and relish the absence of the barrage of political ads and Facebook assaults from our passionate (opinionated) friends. more »»

Everybody’s analyzing, but age ain’t nothing but a demographic

November 4, 2012 The past few months have been kind of special for us Ohioans. We have been fussed over, courted, wined, dined and pampered by all of those hopeful candidates who want our much-coveted votes. more »»

What Halloween costume? Some mental tidbits

October 21, 2012 I am in the exact same predicament as I was last year. The clock is ticking down to the most spooky and potentially fun night of the year, and I am yet again left without a brilliant costume idea. more »»

Unexplained phenomena an intriguing possibility

October 14, 2012 My latest TV obsession has brought me to the topic of today’s column: psychics. more »»

Comforter wishes and pillow-top mattress dreams

October 7, 2012 Life takes its toll on you. As Dolly Parton said in “Steel Magnolias,” “Time marches on, and eventually you realize it is marching across your face. more »»

The truth about cats and dogs and hedgehogs

September 23, 2012 I’m not a cat person. Well, of course I’m not a half-cat half-human monster of the David Bowie / late-night horror movie variety. But I am also not one of those people who are “into” cats. more »»

Childhood crushes include superheroes, rock stars

September 16, 2012 When I was 5 years old, I wanted to marry Superman (Christopher Reeve). He was my first crush, and the ’80s movies were ultimately what inspired me to be a journalis. more »»

Hello, I know you, won’t you tell me your name?

September 9, 2012 I’ve been known to be a bit of a scatterbrain. More like a Tilt-A-Whirl brai. more »»

Be humane and watch out for animals crossing the street

September 2, 2012 There are times when I’m ashamed to be a member of the human race. Operations were suspended at Central Valley Meat Co. more »»

End-of-summer checklist makes the most of a good thing

August 26, 2012 I can feel it in the air that is beginning to get a chill at night. I can see it in the dusk that comes before 9 p.m., and even hear it in the sound of marching bands practicing. more »»

Parents plugged in

August 19, 2012 Today’s families are juggling numerous schedules for every member of the household, and running to and from work, school and children’s extracurricular activities has become the nor. more »»

Movie delays aside, there’s a lot to be thankful for in America

August 19, 2012 A moment of panic set in Thursday when I read Robert Downey Jr. had been injured on the set of “Iron Man 3” and that filming was temporarily suspended. more »»

Every Valley summer cultural festival is the best-ival

August 12, 2012 Identity is interesting. If you are asked “Who / what are you?” what would you say? I’m a girl, a boy, a fireman, a parent, a friend, a great breakdancer .. more »»

I’m the hostess with the mostess — at least I try to be

July 29, 2012 Everybody knows that it’s nice to share. They drill it into your head the second you are left alone with some scary tall person who isn’t your mom in a brightly colored room somewhere — a.k.a. more »»

 
 

 

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