Create-your-own support group

By Julie A. Cajigas A few weeks ago, my husband had a health scare. I had to take him to the hospital, and due to COVID-19 concerns, I couldn’t ask either his parents or my mom to watch our three children. ...

Ohio Values | Barbara Mitchell-King

As told to Josy Jones Every four years, America turns its attention to Ohio. And for good reason. The Midwestern flyover state has voted for the winning presidential candidate in 29 of the last 31 president...

10 Socially Distant Outdoor Family Activities

By Julie A Cajigas As a mother who traipses all over town, exposing my children to cultural, musical, outdoor or athletic experiences pretty much every free moment we have as a family, COVID-19 has really s...

The Nightlight to host outdoor film series at Stan Hywet

by Abbey Marshall Film fans can rejoice and sign out of Netflix this month because movies are back in Akron. Though sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers in a dimly lit theater and munching on popc...

Losing a mother to COVID-19 in a nursing home

Essay and photos by Karla Tipton The coronavirus arrived on U.S. shores in January. I watched the news reports of infections in Washington nursing homes with a sense of dread. The coronavirus was coming ...