Testament to good people
Unlike most people in the media, from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal and from Fox News to MSNBC, I’m sick and tired of: Inflation. Inflation. Inflation. It seems that I can’t open up a daily newspaper or switch on the evening news without being exhorted that inflation is gobbl…
It has been a busy week what with Thanksgiving festivities and all of the distractions that go with it like cooking, hosting, the endless football games, nonstop nibbling and perusing your junk mail advertising Black Friday sales.
It’s turkey time, so you know what that means. Lots of leftovers, a dishwasher that runs 24/7 and the wayward slice of pumpkin pie you will find under your sofa during the hunt for Easter eggs.
Graduating from the Solon Citizens Police Academy comes with a perk - a three-hour ride-along with a Solon police officer. I was the lucky recipient of riding with two different officers for my ride-along on Nov. 18 due to the fact that my original officer got called away to serve a warrant.…
“I, (insert name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States ...
Friday, Nov. 11, “was the 51st Veterans Day that I have commemorated as an American military veteran. I have to confess that it hasn’t always been celebratory. It hasn’t always been easy.”
For the past 10 weeks, my Tuesday nights have been filled with a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity, a chance to do things I have never done before, meet people from many different backgrounds and learn about an organization that offers unparalleled policing service to the Solon community.
As we near the end of our Solon police education, the Citizens Police Academy Class No. 20 members had a chance to portray the role of an officer in a training scenario that resulted in most of us realizing we were not adequately prepared for any kind of police work.
Like breathing, or the beating of our heart, democracy has been a constant in our lives in so many ways. But now they are telling us the American experiment is circling the drain.
The voters have spoken. The election is over, and it is time to move forward. Whether your candidate won or lost, or you are happy are angry about issues, levies and bonds … look ahead not back. That is what makes our country great and helps sustain a thriving republic.
I was doing some grocery shopping rcently when I unsuspectingly walked smack dab into my worst nightmare: the Little Debbie snack cake display.
Missed it! I sure hate when that happens because it puts me in a position of catch-up, but so it was with National Newspaper Week Oct. 2 – 8.
There are 172 steps to the top of Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi. And on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, Robert Burgess couldn’t help but smile as he climbed every last one of them on his way to the press box.
As a resident of Chagrin Falls, I have had my name spelled incorrectly in print and read information taken from Facebook pages in this publication. And while I have never countered such information publicly, when a writer who hasn’t attended a playground meeting in more than six months offer…
Coming up on Nov. 8, the Party of Trump (POT) is poised to recapture a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The POT moniker fits the 147 House members who identify as Republicans and voted on Jan. 7, 2021, to overturn the undeniable results of the 2020 presidential election.
I was so moved when I read Times Editor David Gustafson’s column in the Sept. 15 issue of the Times about Danny McLish, the special needs newspaper carrier he once employed.
I was talking to a friend recently about the emails we pass back and forth and the stream of consciousness “style” unto which we have fallen.
Before our new class of the Solon Citizens Police Academy begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6, I thought I would find out a little about the first “police personnel” that helped keep the peace in Solon, Ohio.
A couple ofweeks ago, I wrote a column about a 1969 movie called “The Manchurian Candidate,” in which mind control plays a major role in the life of its fictional character Raymond Shaw, a World War II POW who was “brain washed” into becoming a political assassin.
Depending on how many pages we publish each week, you’ll typically find somewhere in the neighborhood of 85,000 words in any given issue of the Chagrin Valley Times, Solon Times, or Geauga Times Courier.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has not admitted to any wrongdoing in connection with the First Energy bribery case that is going to trial in January. Two of the three defendants have already pleaded guilty.
I believe in free speech. I believe in the right for someone to voice their opinion, even if completely off-base, inaccurate & quite frankly, stupid but listening to a recent Munson resident regurgitate the exact same talking points from the corporate media started to wear on me.
Shame on the Republican Party, especially those in the House of Representatives from Speaker Kevin McCarthy on down, for its reckless, dangerous condemnation of the Justice Department and the FBI after the search for classified documents at former President Trump’s winter residence, Mar-a-Lago.
A Mississippi school teacher came under fire earlier earlier this year for having a “prayer board” on display in her classroom used to accept prayer requests from students.
We all have sleepless nights once in a while. It’s how we handle them that makes the difference and the folks here at Window Central World Headquarters are ready to assist.
POLL of the WEEK:
QUESTION: Do you think Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (or any other incumbent statewide elected official) should be required to publicly debate their opponent prior to Election Day?