I have several patents and copyrights and innovative thinking is one of my hobbies. I have a binder full of ideas for Ashtabula County that I want to share with anyone who would like to use them, at no cost. Some are much more effective when seen in drawing. Let the bBlitz begin!
The Republicans are talking about renaming Mosquito Lake to Donald Trump Lake. Why Donald Trump? He has court dates coming up. We don’t know what is going to happen to him.
We’re failing our children and Ohio’s school funding formula is to blame. Our formula for distributing state funds to schools arbitrarily picks winners and losers in our communities. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled the formula unconstitutional back in 1997, more than 20 years ago. Schools are c…
Faithful readers may recall Hubby and I are having a contest to see who can grow the biggest and best pumpkin to enter in the Ashtabula County Fair.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.
What’s going on? The Destroyer (aka Satan) is walking across the land of fruited plain and purple mountains majesty! Oh, you don’t believe in Satan; he’s myth, the boogieman? Oh, you will when his Anti-Christ arrives on the scene and tells you, you should also worship the Dragon (aka Satan).…
I was thinking about the COVID-19 toilet paper shortage when I recalled the day someone covered our lawn in tacky tissue.
How is it that life, salvation, and securing a place in heaven is transmitted to the soul of man? It is the revelation from God in heaven declared in Holy Scripture that gives the answer.
You’re short of breath and having chest pains. The emergency room stabilizes you and sends you home with instructions to see a cardiologist immediately. When you call to schedule an appointment, you’re told the doctor can’t see you for three weeks and doesn’t accept your insurance.
The Bible is God’s truth on religious history and the everlasting morals we should live by. Man can know God’s truth about pleasing God about life. If the Bible can serve up correct knowledge, then Bible knowledge can be known and that makes us responsibility-wise to God. Christ said once, “…
The people who judge, criticize and finger point and call each other names are so wrong to do so! It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, black, white, gay straight or transgender. We are ALL Children of God and need to stop what the devil wants us to do and that is turn against …
This is a message for all Americans. It regards the word AMERICAN. We “give” too much money and “free” products. A man in Honduras told me when I was there, “Our farmers cannot sell their products because AMERICANS send identical products for free. They mean well, but we are becoming a welfa…
With the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus coming up, what would you say is the most important message of the RESURRECTION? There are several good answers, among which is verification of Him being the Son of God, the acceptance of the sacrifice made on the cross, the fulfillment of Bi…
The Ashtabula Area City Schools Board of Education recently approved a resolution to place a 3.8-mill operating levy (Issue 8) on the May 4, 2021 ballot. The levy proceeds, if approved, will go into our district general fund and be used for essential educational services.
Since last summer when I started writing this column I have been blessed with many emails and letters in the mail from past friends and several new folks who offer their ideas and suggestions about Conneaut and Ashtabula County.
There is going to be another continuing levy on the May ballot in Madison, which means it never ends, with no way of rescinding it if the recipient does not live up to the expectations, which most do not.
There were many times, I’m sure, when my mother was disappointed in me, but one memory is seared into my brain like rice scorched into the bottom of a forgotten pot on the stove. Imagine it’s your mom’s favorite pot. The one she inherited from the good grandmother.
The Equality Act or bill has been part of Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party’s agenda since March 2019. God-fearing members of Congress and President Trump have kept it from becoming law. Now it is before the the Senate again. Gay and transgender are personal choices individuals make as c…
The first event of “The Charity Faith Love Project”, held Saturday, Feb. 20, was a beautiful success; THANKS BE TO GOD! From noon until 2 p.m., volunteers handed out boxes filled with non-perishables, meats, dairy, toiletries, and household cleaning products to each Ashtabula City family who…
I will make this short because many in northeast Ohio still do not seem to get it. The “Culture War” is made up by the right wing to distract you from the real economic problems we have in this county.
If you saw a little old lady swinging a large stick while chasing a fox Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson, don’t be alarmed. It was my mother, a passionate chicken owner.
Random thoughts as I did a four-minute mile on the stationary bike to start the evening of workouts. I did watch a bit of the evening news where I saw the media was finally again focusing on stories other than just our politics.
We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank, on behalf of our family, Ashtabula City Council for their moment of silence during their meeting honoring our father upon his passing in December and to Kym Foglio for reading a beautiful statement provided by Tim Dibble, a dear famil…
Last Monday’s column by Star Parker demonstrated the delusions which are at the heart of right-wing politics. It’s not the left-wing media, or any media of any description that has prompted the conflict within the Republican Party. It is the actions of Donald Trump which have prompted that c…
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SAYBROOK [emdash] MaryLou Salvatore, 84, died peacefully May 5, 2021 in Saybrook. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, at Our Lady Of Peace Parish Mother of Sorrows Church in Ashtabula, Ohio. www.pottifuneralhome.com
- Ashtabula man found guilty of raping a minor
- Volpi's trial set for July 13
- Ashtabula County voters pass six of 10 levies
- Jefferson residents not obeying trash rules
- GOTL Mother's Day opening turns out to be all wet
- Ashtabula will retain historic coal conveyor
- Ashtabula residents say no to AACS 3.8-mill levy
- Grand Jury Indictments
- Ashtabula County voters pass six of 10 levies
- Ashtabula cracking down on junk vehicles