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Tables turn for vinyl records

August 15, 2010 With the breakup of his ’70s Youngstown powerpop band, The Todd, in 1975, Ron Hrehovcik (aka Sonny) discovered a newfound love for collecting and selling vinyl records. more »»

Mourning the loss of a beloved work spouse

August 1, 2010 Forgive me, my readers, for this column is going to get a little sappy. You see, an end of an era happened last week, and it’s going to take me a while to get over the fact that it’s officially ove. more »»


August 1, 2010 Tune in to PTV, channel 15 in Trumbull County or channel 9 in Youngstown on Time Warner Cable, and you might see someone’s wedding reception, a silent film, an amateur music video, a computerized... more »»

Five fabulous reads, in case you ever get stuck

July 18, 2010 On long car rides or even worse, the long bus ride, people find ways to keep themselves busy so they can ignore the monotony and the boredom that will inevitably set in when driving along the highway. more »»

Nice girls don’t get their hotel rooms for free

July 4, 2010 It never ceases to amaze me how much this column makes me feel loved around the communit. more »»

College friend’s determination and courage inspires

June 6, 2010 A person can find inspiration from many places. I have recently found inspiration from an old college friend, Tony Castricone. Here’s his story. more »»

Sweet service

May 30, 2010 Kitchen Stadium at the Fort Lee Field House played host March 4 to 12 to the largest culinary competition in the country. What most people don’t realize, however, is that it’s sponsored by the U.S. more »»

Eat, Drink, Be Famous

May 23, 2010 After brainstorming for 10 years on a product, Rob Magada and his company plan to make Youngstown famous with their energy drink. more »»

‘Glee’ devotee has song and dance ideas for the future

May 23, 2010 This week has been a bit crazed for me. Each year during the week of district softball, I log more mileage on my car than any other week of the year. more »»

Users say: Apps are assets

May 9, 2010 When T.J. Bumpico and Kara York were recently in IHOP waiting for their food, they decided to pass the time by engaging in a light saber war at their table. more »»

Dentist visit: Pain free and the same ole me

May 9, 2010 I’ll admit it, I’ve never had a high tolerance for pain. And if you even want to break it down a little more, I’ll be honest and say that I’m a sissy, baby and any other name you could come up with. more »»

Kent State memories from a different time

May 2, 2010 I’ve been working on a story recently that has taken me back to my alma mater. more »»

Let's go fly a kite

May 2, 2010 Barb Seidita of New Middletown and her husband, Frank, not shown, fly their 35-foot trilobite kite during the Mill Creek Metroparks Kite Festival. more »»

Going the Greenway

April 25, 2010 The snow is gone, the sun is coming out, and it’s getting warm outside. After months of a cold, snowy winter, everyone is eager to enjoy the outdoors once again. more »»


April 18, 2010 When a bar runs out of martini glasses, it’s usually a good sign that the drinks are a hot commodit. more »»

There’s something to be said for times of silence

April 18, 2010 Having a 14-month-old running around has definitely increased the noise level in my house. more »»

Freaking out as the big 3-0 looms on the horizon

April 11, 2010 Well, this column has been building up for four years now. I used to think I wouldn’t be freaked out by admitting what I’m about to talk about, but as the day approaches, I’m in a full-scale freakout. more »»

Got City Game

March 28, 2010 When Kim Sullivan signed up to participate in Got City Game, she had no idea that she and her teammate, Alex Hamberger, would at one point be required to serve food while bound together in plastic... more »»

Becoming a dirty old lady in the ‘Twilight’ hours

March 28, 2010 I guess I could have seen this coming. Ever since I was a teeny bopper rocking my New Kids on the Block T-shirts, I’ve noticed that I have a slightly obsessive personality. more »»

Letting go of some old times for what’s in store

March 21, 2010 I’m getting older. That is something that I am going to have to come to grips with at some point, but if I could stop it I would. more »»



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