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Brenda J. Linert

Fall brings lots of newspaper events

Somehow, summer ended last week, and at my house, we almost immediately started sleeping with the windows open again. And in a little more than two weeks, early voting will begin in the election that we’ve been hearing about and contemplating for more than a year now. Here’s a friendly ...

Just one more reason not to drive drunk

By a 5-to-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court this week ruled against an Ohio man and ordered the forfeiture of his $31,000 pickup truck after his third drunken driving conviction. James O’Malley of Medina County had fought to keep his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado after a Medina County Municipal ...

Gavel rampage, lack of decorum get national spotlight

We chalked up one more national black eye last week, this one thanks to our increasingly infamous Trumbull County commissioners. In a light-hearted story, I normally would describe as a “fun read” about out-of-control gaveling at public meetings, The Wall Street Journal (yes, that’s ...

New way to follow local HS, college football

The sun will set tonight at 7:52 p.m. Last Tuesday, in fact, was the last time the sun will set after 8 p.m. until sometime next spring. Many of us are starting to sleep with the windows open at night, and I recently began donning a hoodie for my nightly walks with my beagle, Max. Pumpkin ...

We will keep swinging at the curveballs

In my newsroom, we take whatever pitch is thrown at us each day and we swing at it. Whether we connect with a bunt single or a home run, it’s always our goal to report accurately and balanced. Unfortunately, in the starkly divided society in which we now live, our readers — and even our ...

Difficulty that comes with ‘selling memories’

My husband, the self-proclaimed minimalist, is a pro at finding things in the shed or the basement or the garage or even my home’s mud room closet to toss out. Problem is, those things usually belong to me or our kids — but rarely to him. When I suggested earlier this spring that we ...