CURRENT ISSUE:  OCTOBER 2023

Health Matters: Saying Goodbye to Back Pain

back pain

Chronic back pain, lasting for more than three months, can profoundly disrupt daily activities, affecting relationships, hobbies and overall well-being. This persistent discomfort not only limits physical activities, but also takes a toll on mental and emotional health, leading to a sense of loss and frustration.

It is important to address both the physical symptoms and the emotional impact of chronic back pain. Thankfully, treatment options are available.

Akron Irish: Green Season

Akron Irish

I found out that the overgrown hedgerows were a by-product of a study done by a citizen group. Ireland, again punching above their national weight, were the first country in the world to conduct a Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss in 2022.

Illuminations: The Hessians

The Hessians

Most history books refer to the Hessians as “mercenaries,” but the more correct term for them would be “auxiliaries.” Mercenaries served

Donnybrook: The King’s Speech

By John Myers Last month marked the first “Kings Speech” in over 70 years. King Charles III presided over the first Kings Speech of his Reign, rain? Accompanied by all […]

Illuminations: Captain William “Buckey” O’Neill

Bucky O'Neill Monument

Mike Finn explores the remarkable story of Captain William “Buckey” O’Neill, a first-generation Irish-American who served in the U.S. military and played a crucial role in the Spanish-American War. Learn about his early life, journalism career, and his gallant actions in the Battle of San Juan Hill. Discover the enduring legacy of this American hero.

Akron Irish: Naked and Afraid-The Armada Edition

Lisa O’Rourke recounts the harrowing survival story of Captain Francisco de Cuellar, a Spanish Armada captain who found himself shipwrecked and stranded in Ireland in 1591. He endured hardships, encountered English soldiers, and faced perilous situations while wandering naked and afraid. The story sheds light on the challenges he faced and the hospitality he eventually received from the Irish. O’Rourke also reflects on the complexities of historical morality and power struggles during that era.