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Brenda J. Linert

Creativity of artists surrounds me every day

I’m surrounded every day by artists. Granted, most of them aren’t “artists” in the sense that commonly comes to mind. Still, they produce and share creative works to be consumed and enjoyed by the masses each day. So, yeah, by my definition, they are artists. Take, for example, ...

It’s already time to start Giving Thanks

Can you believe it? The leaves will soon be turning colors, the nights are getting more brisk, Halloween is only a few weeks away, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Just a couple of days ago my son mentioned to me that he is starting to prepare mentally for the Thanksgiving ...

McKinley’s death remembered 120 years later

Any self-respecting history buff certainly knows already that recent weeks marked the 120th anniversary of the assassination and funeral of President William McKinley, a Mahoning Valley native. McKinley was gunned down Sept. 6, 1901, by Leon Czolgosz, on the grounds of the Pan-American ...

Does technology keep us safer or overstep?

Billions of dollars worth of research on new highway safety technology that’s included in the federal infrastructure bill could keep drunken drivers parked — if the technology works correctly. But does it overstep? Debate has been heating up over the proposal, the logistics of making it ...

Believe it or not, general election is upon us

Somehow, summer is just about over, the leaves are about to begin turning colors and soon we’ll be sleeping with the windows open. On top of that, Americans already are prepping to head to the polls. We all know how quickly election season hits us. Heck, I’m already hearing from confused ...

Recall strength, unity that emerged from 9/11

Like most of us who were born before Sept. 11, 2001, I recall vividly where I was that morning when the world forever changed. I first heard the news reports of an airplane striking one of the twin towers on my car radio. At that point, I didn’t fathom a thought of any conspiracy theory. ...