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Springtime means good fishing

March 18, 2014 It is with some reservation that I give away my best fishing advice. But then again sharing is caring. more »»

The American Dream is still alive

March 14, 2014 Since I started writing these columns over six months ago, a consistent theme has emerged: Calls to our Mahoning Valley to grow in the virtues of hard work, personal responsibility, collaboration an... more »»

Teen sues parents for 'child support' — What's next?

March 14, 2014 A teenager in New Jersey is suing her parents for "immediate support, current private school fees, and future college tuition. more »»

YSU Festival art astounds

March 11, 2014 One of the judges of the Youngstown State University English Festival Art Contest stared at the group of 22 entries from the grades 7-9 division. more »»

Real life and make-believe on screen

March 7, 2014 We’ve recently become bored with regular television programming. We only have the 63-channel extended basic service, not the uber-deluxe, 2. more »»

Frederick Douglass’ spirit returns

March 4, 2014 Today is 138 years to the day (March 1) since the great black American orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, visited Warren in 1876. He had also made one pre-Civil War visit in 1847. more »»

End blame game, take responsibility

February 28, 2014 One of the most important lessons any child learns is this: We each have responsibility for our own selves. more »»

'Dream Job' clause needed at YSU

February 25, 2014 There are several elements of this news event that I want to believe. First, I want to believe that Dr. more »»

Traveling, snow and other things

February 21, 2014 I wish there was a way that the Youngstown Regional Airport, actually located in Vienna, could become a hub for some “regular” airline with flights to lots of place. more »»

Trying to enjoy a harsh winter

February 18, 2014 This cold winter weather has a way of wearing us down and making us all stir crazy. So we need to dig deep and find ways to appreciate Ohio’s most challenging season. more »»

This taxpayer would like roads cleared

February 14, 2014 Go absolutely anywhere in our county, and unless you’re talking to a mammal in total hibernation, you’ll start talking about the weather in about two seconds. more »»

TEDx and a learning institute

February 7, 2014 I think of myself as somewhat of an adventurous person. So I was really excited when I learned that the first TEDx event was coming to our area and indeed, arrived on Jan. 24. more »»

Racism: Delusion to overcome

February 4, 2014 Happy Black History Month to all connoisseurs of soul across the Valley. more »»

Teachers are an easy target

January 31, 2014 In the midst of this ridiculously cold winter, there have been some among us who have weathered the season rather comfortably. more »»

Boot camp adds fuel to the fight in the gender war

January 31, 2014 My curiosity was recently sparked by an article entitled "Why Pull-Ups are Harder for Wome. more »»

Testing ad nauseam ineffective

January 28, 2014 Candidates for teaching in Ohio schools must successfully complete a series of tests before they even enter a classroom as professional educators. more »»

Do condemned deserve ‘civil rights’ that victims lost?

January 24, 2014 The recent execution of a condemned killer in Ohio has sparked “heavy criticism,” according to an AP article. more »»

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 »»



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