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Pain of loss doesn’t heal in three days

January 24, 2014 Have you ever felt that at certain times more people are leaving this earth than at other times? We’ve noticed what seems to be an increase of people passing of late. more »»

Addiction takes only one time

January 21, 2014 Recent heroin busts in Warren aren’t even the tip of the iceberg. This problem has been growing nationwide for more than a decade. more »»

Community, schools need to cooperate

January 17, 2014 A few months ago, Amazon announced that it has plans in the works to increase its delivery speed by employing unmanned drones that can have your order at your door in 30 minutes — or les. more »»

The cold has slowed us all

January 14, 2014 “Now is the winter of our discontent,” Shakespeare’s king proclaimed at a play’s beginning. For us, I suggest that we should paraphrase the bard and say, “We are discontent with winte. more »»

Kindness still exists in Warren, Ohio

January 10, 2014 One night recently, while spending the evening with a friend at the Elm Road Panera, we blasted through some dinner, then some dessert and along the way, at least three cups of hazelnut coffee — my... more »»

Public education accountability

January 7, 2014 Combine accountability in public education with entitlements. more »»

Nuke gangbangers have edge

December 31, 2013 This community column is scheduled for Dec. 31, so is it mandatory that I include ‘‘resolutions. more »»

Starting 2014 with a prayer

December 27, 2013 Starting 2014 with a prayer.. more »»

Jackpots and teachable moments

December 24, 2013 As of Dec. 17, the Mega Millions jackpot was a record $648 million, and if nobody hits it this time we could see the world’s first billion dollar jackpot. more »»

Advent marks season of waiting

December 20, 2013 When I was small, December dragged on forever, it seemed. Each day went by like the slow pour of molasses, and the closer it got to Christmas, the slower the days became. more »»

The gift of small businesses

December 17, 2013 “Black Friday” is well behind us now, and there was even a day celebrating small businesses and encouraging consumers to purchase items from these entrepreneurs, especially those who are local. more »»

Mandela set example of acceptance

December 10, 2013 Every night, my family’s dinner prayer begins with the words, ‘‘God bless our family in America and in Africa, and help all of the people in the world who do not have food to get food. more »»

Grateful for Warren’s warmth, charm

December 6, 2013 For the Thanksgiving holiday, my wife and I returned to Chicagoland for what I’ve come to call “The Great Gratitude Tour of 2013. more »»

New Magi, new gifts arrive

December 3, 2013 Perhaps it is the daily choice of holiday classic stories that has caused me to ponder the plight of immigrants who come to our valley. more »»

After the feast comes famine?

November 29, 2013 By the time you’re reading this, you’ll most likely be recovering from the excesses of way too much tryptophan-filled turkey, whipped potatoes and cranberry relish. more »»

Do turkeys have souls? Some food for thought

November 26, 2013 Animal spirits often personify moral lessons of good or evil in Native American cultures. more »»

Do atheists ‘worship?’

November 26, 2013 Evidently they do, according to recent reports of the tremendous rise of “atheist mega-churches” across the world. more »»

Churches on the front lines

November 22, 2013 When tragedy strikes a community, it’s commonplace for government officials to “call on members of the clergy” for their participation and input in responding to the crisis. more »»

A case of judicial success

November 22, 2013 The verdict is in! The jury is recommending that Louis Mann “serve the rest of his life behind bars for murdering his parents two years ago. more »»

Address takes on new meaning today

November 19, 2013 Today, in addition to the usual November events, holidays and seasonal commemorations, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. On Nov. more »»



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