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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 »»

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 »»



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