“Nostalgia” is described as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.”
Here in the United States, we have grown accustomed to thinking we will always have access to plentiful, clean water. We just assume we can turn on the tap and get all the water we need.
Home sales in Chagrin Falls and the Chagrin Valley area have been brisk since the pandemic eased last spring. That means there are new residents in the area who may need help understanding our local customs.
The question of what role religion should play in American public life is difficult and controversial. It produces a lot of heated debate and no easy answers.
The Ward 4 City Council primary in Solon last week probably did not draw a lot of attention countywide or statewide. But to the residents of Ward 4, it was an important race.
State Sen. Matthew J. Dolan, of Chagrin Falls, is a RINO, Republican in Name Only, if you can believe former President Donald J. Trump. That is pertinent because of Sen. Dolan’s recent announcement that he is joining the field seeking to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.
I’ve been thinking about changing careers and since people laugh at me, I figure I might make a pretty decent stand-up comic and have been working on some jokes for my future routine and here’s what I have come up with so far.
Ah, Cleveland, our hometown! Also known as “The Mistake on the Lake,” an industrial city famous for a river so dirty it burned and a former mayor who set his toupee on fire with a blowtorch while cutting the ribbon on the opening of a welder’s convention. It was this series of unfortunate ev…
Get out your calendars and circle Sept. 25. Now add a couple of big exclamation marks for excitement and a couple more just for fun because it is going to be a busy, something-for-everyone Saturday in Chagrin Falls.
Look at a color-coded Ohio map with the 610 public school districts, and you will see boundaries that zigzag over county lines, city lines, village lines and township lines. It’s a puzzle with oddly shaped pieces revealing at a glance that school district boundaries rarely coincide with muni…
Idolization of the “Thin Blue Line” flag by presumptuous police supporters in Solon barely seven months after that same flag was weaponized along with Confederate and Trump flags against Capitol Police seems more than a bit ironic.
On Aug. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau provided the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with population counts to use in their redrawing of the electoral district boundaries for representation in Congress, state legislatures and many county and municipal offices.
The 199th Great Geauga County Fair should be especially exciting this weekend. Last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, county fairs statewide were limited to junior fairs to control crowd sizes and the spread of the virus.
In Northeast Ohio and across the country, parents are crowding boards of education meetings to protest policies of having children, teachers and other employees wear masks inside buildings.
As these words appear on the computer screen before me, I’m back in Vietnam. The news reports and videos from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, have taken my mind back to the ones we received from Saigon in April 1975. My heart is with the people of Afghanistan now as it was with the people…
I was waiting for the light at East Orange Saturday when an on oncoming truck – going way too fast and with wheels squealing – rounded the corner on Main Street.
Social media can be tricky. If you want to promote a cause, tell a joke or spout a political opinion, social media provides a link to hundreds if not thousands of people.
Over my years in public life, I conducted many hearings that included comments from members of the public. I remember well that people often said when asserting a claim: “It’s my right as an American citizen.”
I thought I had given up on arguing with people on Facebook about things we would never agree on in a million years. Then I read a post on Chagrin Falls’ famous Village Block Club page and the siren song called my name.
As you have read, public schools in our area are struggling to come to consensus on the concepts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice and if they have a role to play in the education of our kids.
It seems that getting control of the coronavirus has brought front and center the question: When should an individual’s right become more important than what is in the best health and welfare of the people, the country?
Throughout my childhood, I loved eating grapes that my aunt and uncle grew. The ancient vine was thick and gnarled as it wound its way up and across the large pergola that loomed over Aunt Claire and Uncle Larry’s patio.
Next time you’re in a restaurant and the service is slow, try not to be a jerk by demanding a personal audience with the owner or manager so you can recount the harrowing tale of how long you have waited for someone to take your drink order.