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Giving out a few well-deserved orchids

June 19, 2014 Since this is my last column for the Tribune Chronicle as a community columnist, I would like to make a trio of nominations for editorial orchids. The first orchid should go to Gary and Kathy Salvner. more »»

Iraq aftermath leaves bitter after-taste

June 19, 2014 The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved... more »»

Time to pass the pen (or keyboard)

June 3, 2014 In the spring of 2013, Tribune Chronicle editor Guy Coviello encountered me on the campus of Youngstown State University and asked if I would consider a second opportunity to pen a fortnightly... more »»

Penguin Review: 50 years of YSU creativity

May 20, 2014 In 1964, Youngstown State University published the first edition of the Penguin Review to celebrate the creativity of students, especially in the language arts. more »»

Let our words be like thunder

May 6, 2014 During the recent Youngstown State University English Festival, many volunteer speakers interacted with the student attendees, grades 7 through 12. more »»

Be prepared to vote for a reason

April 22, 2014 In the last election cycle, I tried to convince citizens to register and vote as a way to show appreciation to our military service members and veterans. more »»

The new meaning of fracturing

April 8, 2014 Have we read enough about hydraulic fracturing? For most of my life, “fracturing” was a word only used in reference to anatomy, as in “compound fracturing” sidelining an athlet. more »»

Southern fried opinions

March 25, 2014 Recently, my wife and I visited friends in Florida. We traversed the Sunshine State about half way down the peninsula from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Shore. 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 »»

'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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Nuke gangbangers have edge

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

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 »»

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 »»

Teachers earn high marks

November 5, 2013 One of the most enduring marketing strategies is the Procter and Gamble claim that Ivory soap is “99 and 44/100 percent pure” which is more than 100 years old. more »»

Bullying explored at festival

October 23, 2013 In late July of this year, readers of this page found an opinion piece, “Exploring the bullying epidemic,” by guest columnist, Bill Finnigan. more »»

Finding success in our urban schools

October 8, 2013 On the evening of Sept. more »»

The tragedy of child abuse

September 24, 2013 Jeannette Williams was a nurse employed by the schools in Hubbard for many years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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