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Posted May 29, 2016 at 9:24 AM

Lynn Wess has retired – at least for the time being. The longtime high school boys basketball coach, who guided the Coventry Comets to their first league titles since 1958 when they won the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division championships the last two seasons, quietly stepped away about a month ago. Why no public announcement? "It wasn’t needed," he said recently. The move was hardly unexpected. Wess, 60, who resides in Manchester, retired at the...

Posted May 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

In February, she turned five. At birth, the odds against her lasting 20 minutes were massive. But Wee Li'l Mia Wilson had the one thing in her favor the doctors hadn't counted. She's a Weaver, and as a Weaver, my granddaughter's a born fighter.

Posted May 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM

That’s a lot better, isn’t it? We’re talking about Green High School now being in the Federal League instead of the Suburban League. This is a good time to assess that since the Bulldogs are finishing their first...

Posted May 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

My heartfelt thans to whoever invented the camera-phone. I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "If only I had a camera." Now, the only time they ever utter those classic words is when they're without a phone. Camera phones took...

Updated May 15, 2016 at 1:35 PM

As has been pointed out any number of times in this column over the years, no community in the region, let alone just Summit County, has changed more than Green in the last 40 to 45 years. What was once a rural community of farms and apple...

Posted May 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Today is Friday the 13th. In many cultures the number 13 is unlucky. Tradition tells us that Friday the 13th is even more unlucky. Whatever can go wrong on days like this, will. Listening to some, you'd be better off staying in bed until the next...

Posted Apr 22, 2016 at 2:07 PM

I love fresh tomatoes. Not the hothouse type, nor the picked-too-early green ones that ripen later on a kitchen's sun-drenched window sill. I'm referring to the delicious, juicy, red-ripe tomatoes that are picked fresh...

Posted Apr 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Like a horse and carriage, baseball and good food go together. I myself love well-prepared foods. Often, mouthwatering morsels of fine cuisine outshine my love for baseball. But let's face it,...

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 12:19 PM

"He's taking my votes."  Donald Trump, urging Gov. John Kasich to quit the presidential race. "If I get a look, I get a look. If not, I won't regret anything because I did my...

Updated Apr 4, 2016 at 12:13 PM

"I've been to enough of these conventions to know this could be unprecedented. We've never seen anything like this in my lifetime, and I'm not so sure we'll see it again."  Stark County Commissioner Janet Creighton, a...

Posted Mar 30, 2016 at 6:48 AM

This being the end of Women's History Month, we would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the women who helped to make our nation into what it is today. Such women aren't always acknowledged because they don't always comport themselves in...

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