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I’ve been on a crossword puzzle kick lately.I used to attempt them years and years ago. But I stopped for some reason.This new go around, I work them on an app on my phone. I’m not too proud of … more
Along with crippling popular restaurants, challenging businesses to cut payroll, hampering education consistency, limiting travel, igniting an expanded dependence on communication technology and … more
I have often wondered how I, my school classmates and quite possibly anybody, have their original teeth left to call their own. The bags of Halloween candy that were gathered during “Trick or … more
I am humbled to be sitting here today as the new publisher of your trusted Cleveland Daily Banner. You may have read the announcement Sunday, Jan. 31. After moving into our new home here last week, I … more
Leaders:  Are they born or are they made?  It’s an old question, and there probably will never be a conclusive answer.  It can be argued either way.  Some people seem … more
      Left to me, the National Football League long ago would have abandoned Roman numerals in designating one Super Bowl from another.   Had the … more
Workers who have spent the last 11 months on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic — a list that includes first responders, teachers, grocers, restaurants, fast-food, industry, retail and health … more
I don’t remember exactly when I took to living in stretch pants full-time.  The process was gradual, I’m sure of that. I started out wearing a pair of bell-bottom stretch pants when I was … more
  I’m a doer.   When I was a little kid, Daddy and I would watch the NBA game on Sunday after-noon.   Back then, there was one professional basketball game per … more
The geography — or “lay of the land” — that gives our region the vast array of beauty and amazing natural resources also tends to facilitate and favor certain weather patterns. The Tennessee … more
Of Bradley County’s recent loss of three gallant members from The Greatest Generation — each of whom served heroically in World War II — Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks might have said it best … more
Dax stared at me in disbelief. I am the Treat Lady, and I had no treats. It was inexplicable. Dax is one of my regular customers. He is a young black dog with a lot of energy. His sister, Zia, … more
In spite of just two letters, “if” sometimes struggles with being one of — if not “the” — biggest words in the English alphabet. Seems like everything depends on “if.”Over the … more
“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they have suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.”— Ronald … more
In the last installment of this column we took a look back at the developments leading up to the launch of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. This year, we celebrate 20 years since the opening of … more
Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about food.Food ... food is what people and animals eat to live, a definition I found that has come to be the focal point of our lives, but that’s … more
My 2021 calendar is hanging from the closet door. Every year I’ve lived in this house, I’ve gotten a cloth calendar, hung from a dowel. My mother’s mother always had a cloth calendar … more
Just when I thought today's world couldn’t get any weirder, it did.Who would’ve ever thought Bernie Sanders would give both sides of the political spectrum some common ground?His get-up at the … more
While their reasons for serving remain as diverse as their educational backgrounds, there is little doubt as to the commonality of thought among school board members: all want to give back to their … more
In a devolving age when warped minds lay siege to the hallowed halls of American democracy, when social media becomes a battleground for sharp, unthinking tongues and when politicians would rather … more
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