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Fall fun is as close as Warren

September 12, 2014 It’s that time of year again, my friends. The leaves will soon be changing, the temperature will slowly dip, and fall will be her. more »»

Memories are gone or in ruin

September 9, 2014 Seventy-nine years ago, I was born at St. Joseph Riverside Hospital on Tod Avenue on the northwest side of Warren. more »»

Homeschooled kids in class for first timeHomeschooled kids in class for first time

September 4, 2014 Kids across the region went back to school recently. Parents, grandparents, or guardians bought new clothes to fit not only a growing child, but also a school dress code. more »»

Seek the courage to be brave, but it may take awhile

August 29, 2014 In June, when I turned 26, someone asked me the question I always ask others at their birthday: “What do you know at 26 that you didn’t know at 25?” I’d encourage you to ask this question to your... more »»

Reflections on Robin Williams' suicide

August 26, 2014 How shocking it was to hear of the self-inflicted death of Robin Williams, a comedian par excellence. To say that he was uniquely gifted, is an understatement. more »»

Imagining some first local flights

August 26, 2014 I offer you this perhaps controversial column today, because I think it’s a fitting time to provide a bit more lore for the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum which had its grand opening at Sloas Airfield... more »»

Everyone has a cancer story

August 19, 2014 Cancer sucks. In 2013, there were 66,610 new cancer cases in Ohio alone, according to It touches our lives and tears holes in our hearts. We all know someone affected. more »»

Battle against depression more than platitudes

August 15, 2014 Sometimes the complexity of life requires more than many, if not most, of us can handl. more »»

Aug. 15, 1945: Remembering VJ Day

August 12, 2014 This Friday is the 69th anniversary of VJ Day, victory over Japan. I would like to tell you of my impressions leading up to that memorable day, which doesn’t seem all that long ago. It was late 194. more »»

Close call leads girl to share with others

August 5, 2014 Five years ago, I almost lost my baby girl. My oldest. My mini-me. My Annie was 8 years old when on a fine spring day, she got a headache. But this wasn’t an ordinary headache. more »»

Young leaders must honor their foundations

August 1, 2014 In my tenure as a community columnist, I have spent a lot of time writing about younger generations and leadership — about how we need to make room for young leaders in organizations across the... more »»

Recalling heyday of York Avenue N.W.

July 29, 2014 I was driving west on West Market Street passing by Ohio Avenue and what was once Finch’s grocery store. I slowed down when I came upon the nicely kept colorful little playground on the righ. more »»

Poetry thriving more than ever

July 25, 2014 ‘‘Any person who loves another person, Wherever in the world, is with us in this room — Even though there are b. more »»

Writer’s respect for farmers grows

July 22, 2014 When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a farmer. I’d see those big tractors out in the green fields, the corn stalks lined up neatly, the big silo filled with grain, and the classic red barn. more »»

Young leaders need encouraging boost

July 18, 2014 I like asking questions. It’s a habit I’ve had to develop, but I do like asking them. more »»

Are we a couch potato nation?

July 18, 2014 According to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, exercise data reveals that America has become “a couch potato nation.” Edward C. more »»

People in the Valley are more polite

July 16, 2014 Having moved to Ohio for the first time in 2001, and being primarily an East Coast gal, I can tell you there are distinct dissimilarities between the area where I once lived and this one, where I am... more »»

My quadriplegic friend Sid and Dad, part 2

July 11, 2014 In response to the July 1 column, I received a most touching note from Rolf Nissen, M.D., who provided an epilogue to what the column had talked about. I have received permission from Dr. more »»

Spending problems are a moral issue

July 9, 2014 During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded with “But, M. more »»

Call of Trumbull brings her back

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



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