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Grinning through the sadness of surprise

July 26, 2015 I’m dating myself here but remember when the fictional Marine Gomer Pyle used to utter his famous catchphrase? If you’re over 40-something, you just said aloud “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”... more »»

Labor and delivery rooms can be full of surprises

July 26, 2015 I never wanted to give birth via C-section. I’m not saying I wanted to go completely natural. I mean, delivery the natural way, for the most part. more »»

Planning, playing more fun than work

July 19, 2015 As a duly licensed wordsmith and practitioner of the written arts, I naturally like to keep up with the parts of speech. more »»

Sister doesn’t want estranged brother at funeral

July 13, 2015 Dear Annie: My brother, “John,” one of nine siblings, has not spoken to our 83-year-old mother in more than 12 years. more »»

Low count a concern

July 13, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old male. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

July 13, 2015 This deal occurred in a match between the United States and Australia at the 1979 world championship. more »»

Light problem at movies

July 13, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about children and movies: “When you go to the movies, they tell you to turn off cellphones, etc. more »»

Local authors

July 12, 2015 DURST?WRITES?MYSTERY?NOVEL:?Warren resident Delores Durst, who spent most of her life in Niles, has had her first book, “Badge 11,” published by Xlibris LLC. more »»

Tech talk drives gap between generations

July 12, 2015 “Hey, Gramps, can we order pizza?” “Sure,” I told the kid. “Dial the number.” The kid scratched his hea. more »»

Soap Opera Summaries

July 12, 2015 “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Vivienne continues her attempt to bring Nicole home and out of Maya’s influence. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

July 12, 2015 A reader from Indiana reports this hand, which arose in his regular Saturday night husband-wife bridge game. more »»

Recommended reads

July 12, 2015 From the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library staff “Enemies and Allies” by Kevin J. more »»

I’ll stall when I get around to it

June 28, 2015 So, I’ve got this column to write. I know because my calendar shows it’s deadline. Again. Just like every week. Consistently meeting a steady deadline fosters discipline. So I’m told. more »»

Concealed carry info can’t be hidden

June 28, 2015 It was about 10 years ago when Ohio became the 46th state to allow its residents to carry concealed weapons, specifically handguns. more »»

Trapped in the thrift store

June 21, 2015 Help! I’m being held captive in a thrift store! By my wife. We pulled into the lot an hour or two ago. I thought we were going out for burgers and frie. more »»

This Father’s Day, words of wisdom straight from Dad

June 20, 2015 Can it really be the end of June already? My, how time flies. My pop always told me the older I got, the faster it would. He was right about that. more »»

Finicky cat calls own menu

June 14, 2015 The kid yelled. “But I don’t like beets.” The cold-hearted mom wasn’t moved. “Beets boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, fight cancer and increase energy.” The kid sniffed at the foul gun. more »»

In defense of the so-called ‘oversensitive’ among us

June 14, 2015 You know, my whole life, I’ve been told I’m too sensitive. Hmm. I guess it’s possible. more »»

Soap opera summaries

June 14, 2015 “BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL”: Maya congratulates Rick for keeping his title as CEO. Rick explains that he’d walked away. more »»

Birthday baa-baas bless Burt’s bride

June 7, 2015 For her birthday, my sweet wife asked for only one thing — a gas-powered weed trimme. more »»

 
 
 

 

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