Local Columns

Kids Connect program making a difference

I just wanted to give recognition to the people in our community that do make a difference for the good. Since people are always judging, but never helping.I was recently granted the title of Kids Connect Coordinator for CMHA. I was and am still excited to have this title. It gives me the ...

Attend ‘Decision America Prayer’ rally

Nov. 8 is fast approaching, and the upcoming election is upon us. In a little less than two months, America will elect the next president. It is crucial that "We The People" pray and vote, and that we take our responsibility seriously.Our nation is at a crossroads. We will unite and confront ...

Living within limits

I guess it was the seat belt that caught my attention more than anything.The seat belt holding James Acord in his driver's seat. Here was a 47-year-old man ostensibly in the throes of a drug overdose, driving an unconscious female companion and her 4-year-old grandson down St. Clair Avenue, ...

Where have the politicians been?

The recent images of an innocent child left helpless while his family lay unconscious in his presence are startling. The images have shocked not only our community, but have also struck observers around the world.Unfortunately, these images, new to most, have become routine among our law ...

‘Brooklyn’

I wouldn't say this is the most exciting or captivating novel I have ever read. Rather I would use words like understated, subtle, restrained, simple, and even lovely. Actually while reading, I was often reminded of the Seinfeld episode where George and Jerry are proposing a new show that is ...

Get your free library card

Today's libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Carnegie Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to ...

Thoughts on Cleveland

Since both political conventions are in the rearview mirror I thought it appropriate and hopefully interesting to share my impressions of the Republican National Convention. The goal of this article is to make the complex simple and understandable. I was fortunate to be elected as an RNC ...

Fixing my hard drive

Now that the state Route 170 bridge over Little Beaver Creek is closed for a replacement project, let us pause for a moment to consider how people drive.I live on the banks of Little Beaver Creek, so I take Route 170 to and from work every day. It's a lovely, winding road that deposits you ...

Advice to Trump: Lead

This election cycle has been unlike any we've ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they've spoken with their votes. They know that sound bites and practiced political rhetoric haven't gotten us anywhere - except more divided. They're crying out for ...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

Collectors like toys with colorful, detailed, often amusing or realistic decorations. Bliss doll houses, wooden houses covered with a colored paper lithograph that includes doors, windows, bricks and even hedges, are among the best of the Victorian toys. The company started in 1831 in ...