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Anybody got some good hounds and a shotgun for trade?

March 3, 2013 I can be pretty gullible. In fact, if “gullible” were actually even in the dictionary, you would find a picture of me next to i. more »»

Stop the whining and call Grandma

March 3, 2013 Amusing myself the other day by setting fire to tissues off my feverish forehead, I thought about the wonderful system we guys use for gutting out the flu. We suffer heroically and stoically. more »»

Local commercials jingle loose some memories

February 24, 2013 On the way to work last week, I was taking in the scenery on Route 422, as I have done countless times, when I noticed something was missing. more »»

Where’s the outrage when Christianity is attacked?

February 24, 2013 Well, it’s exactly 10 months until Christmas Ev. more »»

Get the facts on right-to-work legislation

February 24, 2013 I am a member of the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative and its statewide partner network, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. more »»

Rep joins fight for pensions

February 24, 2013 Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Odd things collect in my car

February 24, 2013 Two empty egg cartons and a stainless steel tea kettle ride in the back seat of my car. The two-bulb table lamp sits up front. Don’t ask why. I wish I knew. Odd things collect in my car. more »»

Ins and outs of the outhouse

February 22, 2013 I was born and raised in a tiny village called Bridgeburg, some five miles north of Kittanning, Pa., along the winding Allegheny River. more »»

Celebrating Presidents Day with gardens

February 18, 2013 I often write in this column the importance of keeping a garden journal to record what goes on from season to season. more »»

Hot Dog Shoppe serves up a bun full of memories

February 17, 2013 I was all set to write a column about the unabashedly adorable topic of Internet animals, inspired by the story about famous cat superstars, seen above. more »»

All work and no play in Florida is OK, but heart is in Ohio

February 17, 2013 As we Christians observed the beginning of the Lenten season by fasting and abstaining, lovers of the greeting card industry — I mean, Valentine’s Day — bought chocolate in droves and school-aged... more »»

Community Stars merit honor

February 17, 2013 Mark your calendar for March 19. The 2013 Trumbull County Community Stars have been chosen and will be honored on that date at the W.D. Packard Music Hall, Warren. more »»

Feeling the freedom of uncoolness

February 17, 2013 I studied the list of Grammy winners. ‘‘Who?’’ I skimmed a little further. more »»

Eight simple rules for dating fellow flawed humans

February 10, 2013 Dating is hard. Not quite trying to give a cat a bath hard, but difficult to say the least. There are no clear-cut instructions. more »»

A wail at the thought of no Saturday mail

February 10, 2013 Boy, another week chock full of lots of important news, huh? First and foremost, the good news: a miracle occurred and the life of a 6-year-old boy was saved in Alabama. Thank you, Lord. more »»

GOP gets a rare win in the Valley

February 10, 2013 It’s not every day that Republicans in Trumbull County get a win, but that’s what happened last week at the Trumbull County Board of Elections. more »»

Bugs and guns don’t mix in house

February 10, 2013 I sighted down the shiny black barrel and held my breath. I’d only get one shot. Gently, I squeezed the trigger. Shproing! Thwap! The praying mantis toppled off my desk lamp. more »»

Is there any good in ‘so bad it’s good?’

February 3, 2013 Last weekend, I decided to take in a movie. I should have known right away since I was going with a bunch of immature guys that it wasn’t exactly going to be Oscar bait. more »»

Celebrating freedom of the press and the 49ers

February 3, 2013 I was at a work function the other evening when I introduced myself to someone who responded, “Patty Kimerer? Do you write a column for the Tribune Chronicle?” Immediately, I scanned the room for th... more »»

Calendars mark February days from weird to wacky

February 3, 2013 If you've got a thing to do, the calendar has a day to do it on, providing you're perusing the correct calendar. It's why you may have showed up a bit underdressed on Friday, national Work Naked Da. more »»



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