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Today's News

  • And Then It Was Friday

    Dr. James L. Snyder

    Like many people, I try planning and arranging my week so I can accomplish as much as possible.

    For example, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage on Monday morning hands me her “honey-do-list” to complete by the end of the week. When she hands it to me, I smile and underneath that list I have concealed from her my “to-do-list.”

    It is not that I ignore her list… well, maybe I do. But, I don’t do it on purpose… well, maybe I do.

  • Changes with Your Paper

    Many readers have been wondering about the changing face and character of their local newspaper.

    Earlier this year, we decided to change from a tabloid-size paper to a narrow-broad sheet, a format similar in size to most newspapers today. This allows us to streamline production costs and create an opportunity to provide more creative designs.

    We apologize for the inconvenience the broader sheet may create for reading, but we are confident you will get accustomed to the new size.

  • Two Tired to Ride a Bike

    By Dick Frank

    Today is National Bike to Work Day, right in the middle of National Bike to Work Week. Even if you are retired get out on a bicycle. If you don’t have one you can rent from a bicycle shop on the greenway and enjoy paved and dirt trials away from all the traffic and noise. If you can’t bicycle anymore, just ride down Pun Alley for a little humor.

    Up and down

  • “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”

    By Pat Wellington

    “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”

    By Lori Gottlieb

    Here’s a non-fiction book that pulls back the curtain on the therapy process.  Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb helps patients looking for answers like the egotistic television producer, the newlywed with terminal cancer, and a senior citizen contemplating suicide.

    In her down time Gottlieb seeks help herself of a specific kind. She wants to find a therapist who will agree with her that the lover who recently dumped her is a beast.

  • Selecting Healthy Breads are Best

    Patricia A. Woodbury RN, MSN

    Americans like their breads. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of your breads and other grain-based foods, including cereals and energy bars, should be whole grain. Whole-grain breads you find in supermarkets differ by the relative amount of whole grain, the sodium content and the amount of added sugars.

  • Law and Order: The NRA and Guns

    By Russ Olmos

    For many generations the National Rifle Association was a highly respected public service organization dedicated to promoting safe ownership and usage of firearms. It conducted wonderful programs for youngsters who were interested in firearms, and supported laws for making sure firearms didn’t get into the wrong hands.

  • Grandma Strikes Again

    “I Remember Mama”

    Surely I’m not the only one who remembers that wonderful television program from years ago (the days of black and white TV).  It was called “I Remember Mama,” and it was a very nostalgic and lovely show about a sweet lady with her hair up in a bun working in the kitchen with the full apron cooking up something that you would swear you could smell drifting from that old small screen TV set.

  • Selecting Healthy Breads are Best

    Patricia A. Woodbury RN, MSN

    Americans like their breads. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of your breads and other grain-based foods, including cereals and energy bars, should be whole grain. Whole-grain breads you find in supermarkets differ by the relative amount of whole grain, the sodium content and the amount of added sugars.

  • Gambling My Life Away

    By Bill Koch

    I received a text message early Monday morning asking whether I had purchased $50 in lottery tickets in Cleveland on Sunday.

    The message requested I text back yes or no. I texted no.

    I’ve never been to Cleveland nor do I have a desire to go to there. Chicago? Definitely. But Cleveland. Not a chance.

    Nor do I play the lottery. Which I believe is about the most asinine investment strategy in the world. You’d be better off buying lamas.

  • Law and Order: The Brown Mailbox or a Lesson in Police Community Relations

    By Ross Olmos

    The Bronx, circa the early 1950's

    Anyone who grew up in New York City probably knows about the brown mailboxes located on certain street corners in various neighborhoods throughout the city. For those not familiar with brown mailboxes let me explain.