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National Traffic Awareness Month in August draws our attention to traffic safety awareness. Every day, tens of hundreds of people — both pedestrians and drivers or passengers — become victims of … more
After nearly six months at the helm of your Cleveland Daily Banner, it’s time to launch my weekly column titled “Right On Red.” I would have introduced my column sooner, but settling into a … more
It was a good party.  Of course, you would expect me to say that, since it was our going-away party and I am bound to be biased. But there were six dogs and plenty of food and lots of laughter … more
  Last Sunday’s lighthearted cliffhanger about a childhood disease — chickenpox — might have left a few readers scratching their heads about what awaited … more
My Lab puppy, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud every day.The writing life requires you to sit still for long periods of time, but those days are long gone.As I write this column — attempt to write … more
I try to keep up with what’s going on in the world.That’s not hard to do nowadays with all our information-delivery channels.But I learned something today I had no idea existed.Competitive … more
I often hear comments in the media about the need for government transparency and accessibility. Yet, most critics seem hard pressed to point directly at any area of Bradley County government that … more
My husband, Peter, is looking around our empty living room. “I’ll always have good memories of this place.” “I will, too,” I assure him.  We are packing up the last of our possessions … more
  In her living years, especially the final few before cancer stole her strength, my mother chuckled in telling and retelling the stories of childhood antics and chosen words by her three … more
Car buyers are getting crushed by the rapid increase in the cost of new and used cars, but my dad’s old-school negotiating techniques might offer some relief.Thanks to the rippling effects of the … more
I despise the sound leaf blowers make.To me, no sound in the universe is more annoying. Neither sirens, nor barking dogs, nor motorcycles can hold a candle to the auditory pain a leaf blower causes … more
The redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years can make and break political careers, providing new opportunities for some and placing brick walls in front of … more
This week marks the start of school for many in our area. Teachers and administrators have already been hard at work readying classrooms and buildings for the start of another school year. Students … more
     Numbing accounts of impoverished children running around barefoot through underdeveloped — and developed — pockets of the globe are nothing for the rest of us to … more
For people around the world, all eyes are on the Tokyo Olympics. Exactly 25 years ago, the 1996 Olympics were in Atlanta , and a small part of that action came to Cleveland. For three days, the … more
Since it first opened 20 years ago, thousands have enjoyed walking, running or biking our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. For those thousands, including me, it has become the go-to venue for a … more
Tanner wasn’t waiting for me at the fence yesterday.Dakota and Tanner, my two oldest dogs, are always waiting for me at the chain-link fence. Dakota can’t hear and doesn’t see well, so she … more
According to Bob Wiley, “There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.”Bob is the title character played by Bill Murray in the movie “What … more
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