Had Mr. Reel in U.S. History in 8th grade back in the 1970s. He was one of the best teachers I've ever had at any level. RIP Mr. Reel.
December 4, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.
Joe - LOLOL!!! I don't think anyone bothered to proofread this story. Excited?
But the best is <big bust> - VERY PUNNY :-)!
November 22, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.
I've been to the Youngstown-area TubaChristmas many times, as we have a family member who is a tubist. It's a blast - go if you can.
November 15, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.
Glad to hear (FINALLY) that Fitch won again. To find the results I had to go to the Marion local news online at 10:00 yesterday evening. Why wasn't the outcome of the game at least posted somewhere on this site prior to 12:00 a.m.?
What is worse, however, is even the grammar checker in MS-Word would have lambasted the following monstrosity:
-The Presidents’ chances of testing-Fitch took a blow when they’re-tailback, and University of Louisville -recruit, L.J. Scott suffered an injury -midway through the second quarter.
*"they're" - contraction of "they are" - should have been "their" (possessive pronoun).*Should not have a comma after "tailback" - instead should have been after "Scott" (the young man's name, in this case, is an appositive phrase).
The next paragraph in the story also has a severely misplaced modifier, but I'm not going to be that picky.
Doesn't The Vindicator have human editors these days?
October 20, 2013 at 7:40 a.m.
I hope they are able to find homes for the cats. That is a heartbreaking story if you love animals. We adopted a beautiful black kitten in February. He is a real clown and absolutely delightful. The shelter from which we got him said black cats are often the last ones to be adopted. I don't understand that. I couldn't care less what color a cat is, as long as it is a nice animal and we connect.
July 11, 2013 at 4:58 p.m.
I had Mr. Reel in U.S. History in 1974-75. He was an awesome educator and one of the best teachers I ever had. I saw him at our polling station in 2008 and asked "didn't you used to teach history at CMS?" and his response floored me - "I still do." He remembered me, even after all these years, and told my son, a college junior at the time, that I was a good student. He never seemed to age, either.
My deepest sympathies to Mr. Reel's family. He was one of a kind.
June 14, 2013 at 6:56 a.m.
I think it's great that Mr. Carratt is doing this. It was so nice to read something uplifting about someone in Y-town trying to improve his neighborhood "just because" rather than the no-goodnicks we hear about most of the time. We need more stories about these things, because I know they happen all over the area.
May 24, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.
Good luck and best wishes to Dana - perhaps we'll get a chance to come and see the concert. I saw Mahler 2 performed last spring at University of Maryland by their symphony and it was awesome. If you have a chance, don't miss out on seeing this performed in a concert setting, especially at Stambaugh Auditorium.
April 25, 2013 at 8:26 a.m.
Father Ed is AWESOME! He is a great asset, not only to St. Patrick Church, but to the area around it, and to the entire community. He tirelessly works to help people, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, politics, or other stuff that's really not all that important in the huge, grand scheme of things.
April 17, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
Ang - I was about 20 or 30 cars back westbound when traffic started to back up around 7:50 a.m. I had just gone by the exit at 534 westbound when traffic suddenly halted. It was probably only seconds since the accident happened.
I didn't know it was that bad until the emergency vehicles started to arrive. After two ambulances and two fire trucks (that I saw, there may have been more) went by, plus numerous OSHP cars (7 or 8, I lost count), I knew it must have been very serious.
My heart goes out to the driver of the semi truck and the family whose children were killed. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 4, 2013 at 3:39 p.m.