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Bowling during the holidays is a long-time tradition for my friends

December 27, 2015 When the Christmas season arrives, people have many different things on their agendas. Attending the church of your choice and spending time with family immediately comes to mind. more »»

The head-slapping better not stop with Beckham Jr.

December 22, 2015 Every NFL fan has their most notorious botched call. More than a few settled on a new No. 1 after watching Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. more »»

Cross-state driving trip takes this writer back down Memory Lane

December 20, 2015 Wistful is the appropriate term. The word describes the feelings I had this week as I took a trip to Youngstown on business. Route 224 served as my conduit as I drove through town after town. more »»

TWIB — near perfection, Christmas gifts and bowling vacations

December 13, 2015 The last two weeks featured some bowling exploits from the Sportsman League. more »»

What are the odds of achieving certain bowling accomplishments

December 6, 2015 For the second week in a row, my column has been inspired by a bowling feat in the Sportsman League. Last week, Richie Yates Jr. more »»

Hallett brought a message of change, then delivered it

December 6, 2015 When then-Heidelberg quarterback Steve West stepped to the podium in August of 2007, he said something that was intended to be a compliment, but really, it was a messag. more »»

Let the debate begin: Who is Tiffin’s best bowler?

November 29, 2015 The question is a good one: Who is the best bowler in Tiffin? I have broached the subject with a few people over the years and several names have surfaced. more »»

Here are some bowling records that may never be matched or broken

November 22, 2015 Well, it was inevitable. With my birthday yesterday I officially entered the world of senior citizenship. I am now familiar with Social Security and Medicare. more »»

Jones close to giving Kyle Busch Motorsports a championship

November 19, 2015 By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erik Jones started this year as one of the most promising rookies on NASCAR’s national level. more »»

Rain-shortened race was quintessential NASCAR

November 17, 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR’s new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way. more »»

Does bowling have unwritten rules or a bowler’s code of conduct?

November 15, 2015 In the last two months, two prominent sports have had controversy. Major league baseball started to question its unwritten rules when Chase Utley’s slide broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejad. more »»

Lesson from East Europe in sport, politics, and human spirit

November 13, 2015 In the Romanian culture, mistakes are not easily tolerated and failure is not an option. Romanian gymnastics once were synonymous with perfectio. more »»

Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me

November 8, 2015 Everyone remembers the above phrase from our childhood. Under normal circumstances, it is uttered to the bully who has just made some unflattering remark about u. more »»

Browns may be moving backward, but at least they aren’t moving

November 8, 2015 It’s not really an anniversary to be celebrated, but it should be remembered. more »»

Chase-leading Gordon knows there could be Texas desperation

November 8, 2015 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jeff Gordon knows there could be some desperate drivers in Texas on Sunday trying to get what he already has — one of the four spots to race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup... more »»

The sport of bowling can be played just north of the Ohio border

November 1, 2015 While growing up I occasionally listened to the soothing baritone voice of the late, great Ernie Harwell. more »»

Here are 25 things about the local, national sports scene

October 25, 2015 As the fall sports season starts to wind down, it seems like a good time for another edition of 25 things that are on my mind. Here we go. 1. more »»

This suggested use for a pesky bowling pin might have some merit

October 25, 2015 When I travel throughout this wonderful country I’m always on the lookout for a story. Whether it involves bowling or golf really doesn’t matte. more »»

Need a name for your bowling team? Here’s some food for thought

October 18, 2015 So along with a few of your friends, you’ve decided to form a bowling team. You have selected a house and found a league on the night you are all available. more »»

Overcoming great obstacles to get to the bowling alley on time

October 11, 2015 Neither rain nor snow … . We are all familiar with the creed, though not official, that letter carriers supposedly live by. more »»



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