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Staying slick and swift

July 22, 2012 Oil is the elixir, the fountain of youth and the supreme lifeblood of our vehicles. Just like water keeps a human alive, oil keeps a vehicle’s motor running. more »»

Childhood games are more tiring when you’re grown up

July 22, 2012 I’d like to know at what time in my 32 years I degraded to the point that activities I found exhilerating as a child now make me feel as though I’m ready to be put out to pasture. more »»

Happy birthday! Now take a detailed inventory of your life so far

July 15, 2012 Tomorrow is my birthday. I’ve never been very fazed about age — mine is well within the proper parameters to be addressing the Zone demographic, I assure you — so much as concerned with time. more »»

Citizen of nerddom notes things could be a lot nerdier

July 8, 2012 It’s funny how things reverse when you get older. When I was in high school — junior high, even — I didn’t want to be seen as a nerd. more »»

'The Amazing Spider-Man'

July 1, 2012 Anyone ready for a remake of the ‘‘Lord of the Rings’’ trilogy? ‘‘Harry Potter?” Steven Spielberg’s ‘‘Catch Me If You Can?” ‘‘Catch’’ and the second installments of ‘‘Lords’’ and ‘‘Potter’’ all came... more »»

Here’s the weather, whether you want it or not

July 1, 2012 Over the years, I have compiled a list of things I absolutely hate. more »»

Grass is greener here in the Mahoning Valley

June 24, 2012 Since this is my first Zone column, I think I should introduce myself. My name is Bonnie Hazen, and I am a 32-year-old Trumbull County resident. more »»

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but so can growing up

June 10, 2012 It’s just about impossible to make it through childhood unscathed. Quite the contrary, your life is full of all manner of scathing, both physical and mental. more »»

Making sense of dollars and cents

June 3, 2012 With a college diploma and a job offer in hand, the world looks bright and promising. But that regular paycheck demands budgeting for expenses and unexpected bumps in the roa. more »»

Stepping out into the summer air, one shoe at a time

May 27, 2012 Though it’s technically spring, summer is in the air. more »»

Best time for baby?

May 20, 2012 Deciding when to start a family is a tough question without a simple answer. “Is anybody really ready to have a kid?” laughed Dr. Anthony DeSalvo, an obstetrician practicing in Warren. more »»

Thirty years old and going strong, despite clear Pepsi

May 20, 2012 I wrote a few weeks ago about how I was turning the dreaded age of 30 and after a few weeks of living as a non-20 year old, I realize that it isn’t that bad. more »»

Warren renaissance makes me a proud native

May 13, 2012 Like most early twenty-somethings, the urge to flee the nest increasingly starts to set i. more »»

Your assignment...

May 13, 2012 It’s that dreaded time of day for many students — and sometimes parents — homework time. Angela Guarnieri, Title I reading and math intervention teacher at H.C. more »»

The lessons of May 4 are not soon forgotten

May 6, 2012 As I write this column, it is May 3, and although this won’t be published until the 6th, I can’t help but think of the significance of this dat. more »»

Time to clean out the clutter, cobwebs and memories

April 29, 2012 There’s no place like home. There’s definitely no place like my home. more »»

Real life has been getting in the way of my Netflix fix

April 15, 2012 Netflix, I owe you a debt of thanks. Because of you, and your countless hours of time-wasting fodder, I now know that I am, in fact, not boring, lame or without anything to do. more »»

The future of textbooks?

April 15, 2012 Could those days of standing in an endless line at the campus bookstore with a semester’s worth of textbooks soon become a thing of the past? With the steady rise of e-readers and e-textbooks,... more »»

Internships bring focus on career choices

April 1, 2012 While in the midst of college years, students can often conclude that experience is by far the best teacher. more »»

The scents of the past — thanks for the smellories

April 1, 2012 They say when you lose one sense, another gets stronger to make up for it. more »»



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