My Grandpa Stack, being a farmer in his younger days, loved going to the Ashtabula County Fair every summer. Since I was around eight years old, he and my grandma would take me and two or three grandkids to the fair.
Because the United States’ unrivaled resources of human and physical capital have only been idled, not obliterated, the recovery might begin with a bang, propelled by a burst of pent-up animal spirits. The recovery could, however, be unnecessarily anemic, for two reasons.
I was going to write a column about finding joy in the simple things, about the importance of staying calm during the Age of Coronavirus, about how when you can’t do anything else, you can sing.
In addition to the truly grave aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a first-world problem that parents all over America are facing — along with looking for a creative and non-abrasive substitute for toilet paper — is how to keep their children wholesomely occupied while schools are closed. This…
During my more than 25 years as Geauga County Prosecutor, I encountered my fair share of terrible crimes, but few haunt me more than those of sexual violence.
If there’s one lesson I’ve learned since being sent to represent the people of Northeast Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, it’s that Washington is often filled with excuses.
There are currently a couple of commercials for a luxury vehicle in which a woman arrives home — ostensibly after a tough day — only to confront some form of chaos happening there.
Oh swell. The Republican Senate’s so-called “moderates,” who combine big talk with little action and fuse noble rhetoric with hapless inertia, appear to be readying themselves for another year of deeming certain Trump desecrations as “unhelpful” or “unwise.”
Impeachment is on the brain, and it would seem to the exclusion of everything else. But we had better make room for the Iraqi people. At the start of the month, Chaldean archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil visited New York and spoke at the United Nations Security Council about the situation in …
FROM ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATED: 11/27/2019 GENE LYONS by Gene Lyons IN THE WINTER OF JESSE'S LIFE (EDITORS: A photo of Jesse is available to accompany this column. Download it from our server or email email@example.com.) ** ** ** As winter approaches, I …
Apple-converted-space It is easy to give thanks when things are going well. It is harder to do so when life has dealt us difficult, demanding, and depressing situations. But just as a smooth sea never made a good sailor, the most genuine expressions of thankfulness are created in the cruci…
With festive turkey-based feasts fast approaching, and having just re-watched a classic Thanksgiving-themed Steve Martin video, I thought it appropriate that I share a few of the things for which I am thankful. I apologize if the list is too predictable and schmaltzy, but please bear with me.
Another month, another Democratic presidential debate. It’s getting to where one anticipates these dreary, made-for-TV spectacles as one looks forward to a root canal.
Since the Big Ten decided to start playing a handful of games on Friday night starting in 2017, the Ohio State Buckeyes had been spared — until this year.
I went to my first barn wedding last weekend. It was a beautiful wedding and reception, but I came away believing Millennials are a bit confused about what exactly is a barn.
It was the end of a typical day at Jefferson Area High School; the sun was shining, the marching band was practicing, the buses were waiting and nothing could dampen Delightful Granddaughter’s mood. That is until she saw Principal Jeremy Huber walking to a lone vehicle parked in the wrong pl…
There is no clarity in the presidential race at this point, no obvious favorite, no predictable outcome. Every factor that favors President Trump or the Democrats is balanced out by a negative trend. A victory — or a defeat — for either party is totally plausible.
With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40 percent of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, which i…
I feared that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing might get eclipsed by other celebrations (the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, etc.), but apparently the sky is the limit for Apollo 11 remembrances. And why not? This mileston…
If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office 114 months from now she might have a coherent answer to the question of whether Americans should be forbidden to have what 217 million of them currently have: private health ins…
The day after his dismal showing in the first Democratic debates, former Vice President Joe Biden said in Chicago: “Folks, the discussion in this race shouldn’t be about the past.”
Just a decade after Democrats steamrolled Republicans and public opposition to upend the American health care system, they are ready to move on to the next phase on their plan to force every American into a government-run health care plan.
The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation’s most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees, while a journalist found himself under physical atta…
On this 243rd anniversary of the beginning of the best thing that ever happened — “The Great Republic” was Winston Churchill’s tribute — many of today’s most interesting arguments about America’s nature and meaning are among conservatives. One concerns the relevance of the Declaration of Ind…
This Week's Circulars
ASHTABULA [ndash] Deborah Gail Lawson, 55, passed away September 14, 2020 following a long illness. Services to honor her life will be held at a future date. Online obituary and a place for condolences at www.czupfuneral.com
CONNEAUT [ndash] Jerry Wade, 52, passed away Sept. 15, 2020 at the Hospice House in Cleveland with his loving family at his side. Services to celebrate his life will he held at a future date. Online obituary: www.czupfuneral.com
ASHTABULA [ndash] Edward N. McCumber, 61, died September 12, 2020 in Ashtabula. Private graveside services were September 18, 2020 at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Kingsville, Ohio. Potti Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled arrangements. Full obit at www.pottifuneralhome.com
- Officials pull car from Ashtabula River, declare driver dead
- Conneaut man wins Lake Erie photo contest
- Edgewood football player threatened for kneeling
- Trial starts in rape case
- Two Geneva-on-the-Lake bars cited for violating state COVID-19 guidelines
- No letter grades for Ashtabula County schools due to pandemic Buckeye and Ashtabula superintendents comment
- Pymatuning Valley High School on remote learning for two weeks
- ACMC welcomes five new doctors
- Halloween on in Jefferson despite pandemic
- New minister arrives to pastor two local Presbyterian churches