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Call of Trumbull brings her back

July 8, 2014 I was born and raised in Trumbull Count. more »»

4th should serve as time of calm centering

July 4, 2014 Happy Fourth of July to you and yours I was tempted to start this column with a cheeky, “I’m back!,” but decided the holiday greeting was more appropriate given the circumstances. more »»

Memories of Sid and my dad

July 1, 2014 I had dropped out of college for the spring quarter of my freshman year, 1954, and was feeling a bit useless. I began visiting my friend Sid who was a paraplegic. more »»

Free speech and ‘onions’…

June 27, 2014 First. Unbelievably, it’s already been a year since four of us started alternating for the second time, writing a local opinion column in this spot on Tuesdays and Friday. more »»

Heartfelt goodbye to Mickey’s Army-Navy

June 24, 2014 From perception to reality what’s left at Mickey’s is now 30 to 50 percent off. more »»

Of rats and men

June 20, 2014 Do rats have “regrets?” I was taken aback that anyone would even propose such a question, but they have. more »»

Giving out a few well-deserved orchids

June 19, 2014 Since this is my last column for the Tribune Chronicle as a community columnist, I would like to make a trio of nominations for editorial orchids. The first orchid should go to Gary and Kathy Salvner. more »»

Conversation with chief continues

June 13, 2014 In a column two weeks ago (May 30), I left off the conversation with Tom Andrews, chief of Police in Cortland, talking about letting officers create their own special niche while also doing their... more »»

Democracy is no spectator sport

June 10, 2014 Modern Americans believe we can mass produce good citizens the way we mass produce automobiles, hot dogs and American flags (Taiwan). It’s never going to happen. more »»

A few loose ends to tie up

June 6, 2014 If you didn’t happened to read my last column (or if you did and need a little bit of a refresher), here’s what you need to know: I spent a whole column writing about how we need some good signs to... more »»

Conversation with Cortland chief

May 30, 2014 Life’s what happens while we’re making other plans, or so John Lennon once said. Tom Andrews, current chief of police in Cortland, just might agree. more »»

Epidemic starts with pain medicine

May 27, 2014 If the laws of this land are intended to produce the greatest good for the greatest number of citizens, then certainly justice is not being served when it comes to opiate-based pain pills. more »»

Penguin Review: 50 years of YSU creativity

May 20, 2014 In 1964, Youngstown State University published the first edition of the Penguin Review to celebrate the creativity of students, especially in the language arts. more »»

When does the public win?

May 16, 2014 One night during a conversation among friends, it again became apparent how disparate opinions about political issues can be. more »»

Columnist lists some favorite Warren things

May 9, 2014 The end of my time as a community columnist is nearly at hand; for the last year it’s been my joy to write about our community and the challenges before it. more »»

Let our words be like thunder

May 6, 2014 During the recent Youngstown State University English Festival, many volunteer speakers interacted with the student attendees, grades 7 through 12. more »»

Mother’s Day: The gift of time well spent

May 2, 2014 Ladies, gentlemen and children, it’s almost Mother’s Day! I’ve got some ideas for spending time with mom that could pre-empt the giving of various polyester shirts, unnecessary statuary, and... more »»

Help criminals pay society back

April 29, 2014 After teaching for two years in an African village with no running water or telephones or TV/radio channels as a Peace Corps volunteer, I returned home and soon enough found work as a GED teacher in... more »»

Teamwork needed among generations

April 25, 2014 In my previous post, I sought to unpack a few key habits of the Millennials in your life — those fun-loving, technology-addicted folks born between 1980 and 2000. more »»

Be prepared to vote for a reason

April 22, 2014 In the last election cycle, I tried to convince citizens to register and vote as a way to show appreciation to our military service members and veterans. more »»



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