Culinary Conversation: Shenango woman shares recipes
None of us could have predicted that the first days of the new year would be raw. It was actually colder here than it was at the North Pole. When it’s time to hunker down and stay warm, it’s also time to bring out those recipes that are comforting.
John K. Manna: State acts to give public more information
When someone suggests, for example, that school property taxes be replaced with state funding, school officials object. And why? They contend that local control would be diminished as a result. I find it laughable since school districts really have little local control now.
Mitchel Olszak: Christie must bridge gap in his image
As every political junkie knows, it’s never too early to handicap the next presidential election. And so it is that pundits of all sorts are now assessing the impact a bridge scandal will have on the prospective candidacy of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
John K. Manna: Council members clash on filling empty slot
What a way to begin a new session of New Castle City Council. If this is a honeymoon, I can’t imagine what the divorce may look like. Not that I’m predicting any kind of irreconcilable differences among members of council, but they got off to a rocky start Thursday night in attempting to fill a vacancy on council.
Culinary Conversation: Make it fast, easy and light
If I’m on target, the word of the moment is light. It’s especially appropriate after the holiday season when overindulgence often occurs. Today, Culinary Conversation has just the antidote to start off the new year with some lighter selections.
Mitchel Olszak: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star dodges flak
I must admit that I do not watch the television program “Duck Dynasty.” In fact, I don’t watch any so-called “reality” TV shows. I have my own reality, thank you very much. From what I can tell, these programs are about as real as professional wrestling.
Mitchel Olszak: As gambling reaches its limit, are drugs and prostitution far behind?
Pennsylvania lawmakers sure love gambling. And why not? It’s like the goose that lays the golden egg. All you have to do is legalize gambling, insist that the commonwealth receive a healthy piece of the action and you have a pile of easy money at your disposal.
Culinary Conversation: Reader offers Christmas cookie recipes
If there’s anything as good as a batch of Christmas cookies, it’s a batch of recipes for Christmas cookies. And Susan Cavallo obliged. A fat envelope arrived with nine recipes and I was thrilled.
John K. Manna: City school board contest saw plenty of campaign spending
This has been an unusual year for politics in Lawrence County. It’s been a highly uneventful year, except perhaps for those who won election to public office.
Mitchel Olszak: Observing the stock market prompts lots of confusion
A casual observer of Wall Street may conclude investors in American stocks are insane. Perhaps that’s because many of them are. Or at least their financial decisions appear to support this contention.
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