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Remembering Christmas 1944

December 15, 2015 It was December 1944, and World War II was winding down (we hoped). My mom and dad picked me up after my friend Drew’s birthday party to get a Christmas tree. more »»

Recalling a wonderful high school trip to Cuba

December 1, 2015 It was right after Thanksgiving 1951. more »»

1942 train collision revisited

November 24, 2015 It was early in the morning of Saturday, November 14, 1942. Mike, a friend of the family’s, had been having his usual early morning coffee at the Colonial on South St. At exactly 5:35 a.m. more »»

Whatever happened to happiness?

November 20, 2015 It’s not been too long ago that the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin was a hit. more »»

‘Bites and Bits of History’ set

November 18, 2015 STORIES OF UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present a program on the Underground Railroad ‘‘Bites and Bits of History’’ noon Thursday at the Tyler Mahoning Valley... more »»

Howland, Lakeview collect for needy

November 18, 2015 BAZETTA — Students from Howland and Lakeview school districts teamed up with Thomas Shortreed and Associates Ameriprise Financial for the National Day of Service recently by collecting food items t... more »»

Primary deadline approaching, consider running for an office

November 13, 2015 Now that Tuesday’s general election is finished, congratulations are in order. Not just to the winners. Congratulations, and thank you, should be extended to everybody who ran. more »»

Autumn — A strange name for Fall

November 10, 2015 Fall. My first involvement with autumn leaves that I remember was when two of the York Avenue neighbor boys, Roger and Stacy, buried two giggling boys I didn’t know in a huge pile of leaves. more »»

West Farmington revisited

October 20, 2015 I had read a prepublication draft of the column (Oct. 6) I had written about the West Farmington farm experience to my sister, who had been there with me back then. more »»

City boy spends time on a farm

October 6, 2015 WEST FARMINGTON — The farmhouse is still there, albeit without its front porch. The barn, the chicken coop, the pig sty, the outhouse and the corn crib are gon. more »»

Hitting 80 no big deal anymore

September 22, 2015 It was June of 1939. It was my grandmother’s birthday. I was nearly four years old and my sister would be nine years old soon. more »»

Thoughts from Warren doc

September 8, 2015 Some time ago (July 1, 2014) I wrote a community column about a quadriplegic friend of mine, the late Sid Latcham. Almost immediately, Dr. more »»

Study of ‘moral psychology’

September 1, 2015 An article recently appeared in our local Tribune announcing a $155,747 grant given for the creation of an institute on “Moral Psychology and Education. more »»

U.S., U.K. politics mirror images

August 29, 2015 LONDON — It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. more »»

El Rio was landmark on Strip

August 25, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a two-part story about the family-owned El Rio / Fiore’s Ristorante. On St. more »»

El Rio / Fiore’s Ristorante: Part 1

August 11, 2015 Some time when you’re driving southeast on Youngstown Road (422) downhill from Pat Catan’s at Ridge Avenue and before you get to Cafe 422, keep glancing to your right. more »»

Joyful times with Mary Joyce

July 28, 2015 The little boy in this story had a wonderful playmate named Mary Joyce when they were both 3 and 4 years old. more »»

The tale of glass bottles, tractor tires and one angry farm girl

July 9, 2015 Last week, I walked up and down the side of the road, getting continuous honks, beeps, waves and even a few semi toots. more »»

Memorial bike ride to be held

July 9, 2015 MEMORIAL RIDE TO BE HELD: The fifth annual Larry Furniss Memorial Bike Ride will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Western Reserve Greenway at the Sunside Trailhead, Route 305, Champion. more »»

Stories of three Lu Lus

July 7, 2015 We all make mistakes. Perhaps I can alleviate some of your misgivings about mistakes you have made by telling you about a few made by my friend, Ron. l No. more »»



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