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A Final Thought: Road Rage

In the early 2000s, when my youngest daughter turned 15 and a half and received her Ohio BMV learner’s permit, the task of teaching her to drive fell to me. Not only had I successfully taught her older sister, I had also learned driving from my own father: “To make sure you’re in the center of your lane, line up the hood ornament with the...

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When it comes to cleaning and sealing your driveway before winter, the clock is ticking

In addition to being a successful business owner, Pristine Clean founder Ken Wilson is also a family man who regularly serves as a volunteer coach for his sons’ flag football teams. “When coaching, we try to teach the kids life lessons, like the importance of giving your best effort for the entire game,” Ken says. “Too often we see our...

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A Final Thought: The Perils of Quicksand

I saw a meme recently that read: “Quicksand turned out to be less of a problem than I thought it was going to be.” That resonated with me because as a kid quicksand was everywhere. It was in the movies, on Gilligan’s Island, and in many Sunday morning Tarzan episodes. I was convinced that if my parents were going to suffer the loss of a...

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Tip Letdara’s new nail salon in Fairlawn is the culmination of a mother’s dream

When you meet Tip Letdara, it’s natural to assume her name is a nickname derived from her career as a nail technician. But “Tip” doesn’t come from “fingertip” or “nail tip.” Rather, her mother named her “Thiphavanh,” and she’s been known as Tip since she was a child growing up in a Laotian village in the 1970s, at a time...

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Reconnecting at home in a gorgeous outdoor retreat, in your own backyard from Exscape Designs

With so many families staying at home this summer, outdoor design/build projects have become extremely popular. These include patios, pavilions, brick walkways, stone retaining walls, firepits, outdoor kitchens, and swimming pools. While it may be stressful having everyone together at home under these conditions, families are also discovering...

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