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.
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to fellow Republicans on June 24 stating: “As Republicans, we reject the racial essentialism that critical race theory teaches … that our institutions are racist and need to be destroyed from the ground up.”
Members of Ohio Academy of Family Physicians want all patients to know that everyone is welcome in our practices. We want all patients to have access to appropriate care, and we will advocate for all patients so that they have that access.
Chagrin Falls Village Council won’t make it official until Monday, but it looks like “the wild and wacky artist guy” – as one council person described him – will be picked to redesign the new play area in Riverside Park.
“Do we want to give the wealthiest people in America another tax cut,” asked President Joe Biden, “or do you want to give every high school graduate the ability to earn a community college degree?”
Finding a workable funding formula for the education of children preschool through high school in Ohio has long been a challenge. Since the Ohio Supreme Court decision more than two decades ago found the system based on property tax unconstitutional, educators and lawmakers have been trying …
It’s a well-known fact that women have superpowers that can work miracles, and we don’t need any Wonder Woman cartoon character for our role model.
It was a playground fight and while there were no bloody noses, Chagrin Falls village leaders might still come out of it with a black eye.
I have a photo of my daughter, my son and my nephew wearing colorful and highly decorated sombreros in a hotel gift shop in Mexico. They’re now all in their 20s. When I took the photo, they were teens and we were on vacation.
Geauga Park District commissioners have been talking about cutting financial ties with the county for months. This week they made it official. District commissioners changed the bylaws, designated a deposit bank and hired a fiscal officer/treasurer effective July 1.
How did you use your time during the pandemic lockdown? After you cleaned the house, rearranged the furniture and finished all the books you always meant to read but didn’t?
Just as there’s a lot of sketchy anti-vaxxer propaganda, there are also a lot of flawed attacks upon lockdowns. But just as lockdowns did shut down the skyrocketing death rates, new economic data reveals that those states that implemented such measures designed to save lives also did a bett…
Most of us will remember the moment when we felt like we were starting to emerge from the pandemic. Maybe, when you dropped your dog at the kennel for the first time in over a year, you realized the significance of a weekend getaway. Maybe you went to a store and bought pants.
A friend told us that she celebrated the lifting of COVID-19 regulations and the post-vaccine return to normalcy by going out to dinner four nights in a row.
How should history be viewed? A group of professional organizations this week explained the importance of freely teaching and learning from past events as state lawmakers nationwide present proposals for restrictive legislation. Studying and debating events is part of the learning process. T…
Alzheimer’s Disease inflicts a truly terrible toll on people. Today, roughly six million Americans and their families are coping with the confusion and memory loss brought on by this irreversible illness. The number of sufferers in the U.S. is expected to swell to around 14 million by the mi…
Ohio lawmakers have less than a month to finalize the next biennial spending plan estimated at $75 billion. Already there are deep concerns about the budget meeting the needs of Ohioans.
During my four decades in the newspaper business, I was privileged to know many devoted political leaders. The majority of those years were spent in Geauga County and the Chagrin Valley, where most of those leaders tend to be Republicans.
As of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Ohio dropped most of its health restrictions initially put in place to protect residents from the coronavirus. After roughly 15 months, the state and much of the country are beginning the journey back to normalcy.
Memorial Day weekend will be different this year. Like 2020, there will be no Blossom Time leading up to the holiday. But there will be a number of services and observances where citizens are invited to gather.
We Americans have long prided ourselves on offering a safe haven to people seeking refuge from conflict and repression. The theme is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Chagrin Falls has changed so much from its start as a muddy mill town, we’d wager the ghosts of those early settlers might think they’re haunting the wrong place.
Memorial Day 1993 was one of the most memorable days of my life. I truly wish that this Memorial Day could be one of the most memorable days in the life of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and 2003 Chagrin Falls High School graduate Michael McClurg.
Ah, Spring! You know it is that time of year when folks start complaining about almost being run down in crosswalks by distracted drivers.
Blossom Time – the beloved annual celebration in Chagrin Falls – has been called off once again. This is the second consecutive year area residents will not be able to enjoy the fest.
For years, I have been sounding the alarm about chronic federal deficit spending – practiced by both Republicans and Democrats – steering our country into a fiscal abyss. I feel like a broken record as I periodically chronicle the folly of it all. The process has taken on a sense of inevitab…
Late last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its official 2020 data from the 2019 survey of all places in the country from sea to shining sea whether they be city, village, township, burg or hamlet.
A $51 million office building under construction for Geauga County departments brings promise of open space and all the modern conveniences allowing employees to better serve residents.