A Christmas present not under the tree

For this Christmas, my boyfriend got me something I have always wanted: a “Despicable Me” minion toy.He also proposed.We met in late summe...

January 5th, 2016 |  


Some lessons learned in 2015

Some lessons learned in 2015

2015 … the year that nearly killed me. I say this with a humorous tone, but seriously, it was a tough one! Jackson was diagnosed with type 1 dia...

January 5th, 2016 |  


​Ignoring the facts doesn’t mean they don’t exist

​Ignoring the facts doesn’t mean they don’t exist

During the first week of December the Associated Press ran a story in newspapers around Ohio discussing the effect poverty has on student performance ...

January 4th, 2016 |  



Computing the future of computers

Computing the future of computers

Dave Barry is a funny guy. Besides his Pulitzer Prize-winning offerings in the world of humor, he has done more than any other single human being to l...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


Computing the future of computers

Computing the future of computers

Dave Barry is a funny guy. Besides his Pulitzer Prize-winning offerings in the world of humor, he has done more than any other single human being to l...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


Editorial roundup

• The (Youngstown) Vindicator, Dec. 28Consider for a moment this common scenario that has played out for decades in the annals of puzzling publi...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


The GOP’s pro-corporate prescription

The GOP’s pro-corporate prescription

By Richard KirschThe conventional wisdom in Washington is that tax breaks for corporations lead to economic growth. Tax assistance for working familie...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


Siren system should come with instructions

Siren system should come with instructions

It will probably go down as one of the most memorable Christmas Eve Eves, at least when it comes to the weather. During that late afternoon, there was...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


Thyroid disease can affect many areas of a woman’s health

Thyroid disease can affect many areas of a woman’s health

A thyroid is a small gland at the base of the neck that has much more power over a person’s health than its size might suggest.According to the ...

January 2nd, 2016 updated: January 2nd, 2016. |  


The Amish Cook

The Amish Cook

Frolic day at my parents. Helping Mom with lunch. Going to my uncle’s store. Finish cleaning. My day looked packed full, but enjoyable. It was 6...

December 29th, 2015 |