Everyone and their sick pets seem to be jumping on the CBD bandwagon. It’s the cat’s meow for seemingly everything that ails you. I’d be more skeptical if I wasn’t in such pain at times. And there’s the rub with this mysterious product.
Although time is the most precious commodity we possess, most of us have wasted so much of it in our lives, myself included.
When I watched South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg embrace and kiss his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, I was genuinely touched.
Since I first met her in December, Breanne Zolfo and her Café Fresco coffeehouse in Crown Point have become a national media darling, overwhelmed with feedback from an adoring public.
Bentley Ellis, a 45-year-old father of 11 from Merrillville, is determined to renovate the long-neglected baseball diamond in the city’s Glen Park section, and return it to a functional baseball field for youngsters in our region, just as his kids once played there.
There’s been a running joke in my family that if Caputo told me just two or three simple words from one of my dead relatives, it would profoundly change my entire belief system and my faith.
My previous column on Melissa Latronica's arrest and incarceration, resulting from an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court for an overdue ambulance bill from 2014, compelled readers from Maine to Oregon to voice their opinion.
Single mother goes from traffic stop to bench warrant to jail over unpaid medical bill: 'It just isn't right'
Melissa Welch-Latronica, 30, of LaPorte, a single mother of three young kids, spent three days in Porter County Jail after being arrested for failure to appear in court over an unpaid ambulance bill from 2014.
Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho treats his faith, which may last into eternity, as seriously as many NFL players treat their football career.
Police can typically piece together the who, what, how, when and where aspects of mass shootings on random victims. Figuring out why, though, is an entirely different science. And its conclusions typically leave us without the closure we desperately seek.
Emily Bohne began feeling constant back pain, unexplainable dizziness, and odd sensitivities to certain foods. She had no idea what hit her.
President Donald Trump’s border wall demand is more about his personal insecurity as a man than it is about our nation’s insecurity as a people.
'It will haunt me always': Sentencing for man convicted in death of 17-year-old boy stirs family's emotions
Christopher Campbell, 44, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for the vehicular death of Andrew Salka, 17.
Chris Chyung, 25, won a seat in the state legislature by upsetting three-term incumbent Rep. Ha; Slager. "It's absolutely an American success story," Chyung says.
East Chicago activist sleeps with homeless for 30 nights to raise empathy, funds for emergency shelter
Marcus Martin's campaign, “A Night Without a Home,” is to sleep where the homeless sleep over the course of 30 nights, until the end of the year.
At first, Dr. Lenny Weiss thought normal construction noises in his bustling neighborhood woke him up that Saturday morning in late October.
'It usually takes a tragedy to get people's attention': School bus drivers react to deaths of 3 siblings killed by motorist
Northwest Indiana school bus drivers talked to columnist Jerry Davich about the deaths of three siblings killed at a bus stop in Rochester.
Most Americans, myself included, are now emotional refugees of a tortured kind. We're scrambling to seek refuge from hate and its many manifestations.
For 50 years, Anne Weiss has been teaching "loudly" at Andrean High School in Merrillville, so I paid her a visit on the ceremonious 50th day of this school year.
Couple returns to courthouse 70 years after eloping: 'We thought that Crown Point might like to know what happened to us'
Melvin and Randy Berlin got married as teenagers at the old Lake County Courthouse in 1948, when it was a "marriage mill" for thousands of couples who couldn't wait to tie the knot.
'One kind gesture at a time': A convenience store employee's upbeat attitude stands out in a cynical world
My rose-colored glasses cracked a long time ago. Still, there was something about Earl Bowers' energy level when he said those words to anyone listening.
Edward Strauss, 36, who goes by the moniker “Nomen Nescio” on YouTube, has a history of video recording police, and he's been arrested multiple times, including for criminal trespass charges, according to local police departments.
'Do NOT touch my camera': Gary arrest prompts columnist to ask, where is the line regarding video of on-duty cops?
Where should the line be drawn regarding video recording police officers? Or anyone in public for that matter.
This upscale lakefront town in Porter County once did its best to keep out or intimidate unwanted visitors, as Post-Tribune columnist Jerry Davich found out firsthand in 2006, when this column first ran.
A scam artist told Dr. Paul Sommer that his contempt of court citation and bench warrant could be expunged from the courts system if Sommer – you guessed it – paid the caller money.
Kavanaugh investigation dredges up distant feelings of shame, pain, regret from sexual assault victims
Untold numbers of sexual assault victims now feel unshackled to share their repressed stories and face their accusers from long ago.
A Crown Point teen took his own life. His mom is sharing his story in an effort to end the stigma of suicide.
Nolan Gold carefully planned to take his own life. It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision, his mother believes.
Post Tribune columnist Jerry Davich promised himself he wouldn't write about the birth of his first grandchild, but he couldn't resist after witnessing the birth of Landon Reynolds.
Graduate of Andrean's first senior class returns 59 years after school — home of the 59ers — opened in 1959
Patricia Binkley, one of Andrean High School’s first freshmen in 1959, returned to the Merrillville school to celebrate its 59th anniversary.
A NFL fan just wanted to enjoy the start of the new season, but his enthusiasm was hijacked by the outrage exhibited by some across the country at the ad campaign featuring controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Nancy Addie, a LaPorte grandmother, submitted a photo of the Michigan City lighthouse on Lake Michigan for The Weather Channel's national contest, ranking second so far through online voting.
Trying to find a working pay phone in Northwest Indiana takes Post-Tribune columnist Jerry Davich on a 20-mile bicycle trek and costs him several quarters before he gives up.
The stranded female motorist left her vehicle to walk for gas on the Indiana Toll Road. Hundreds of motorists zoomed past her without stopping or even slowing down.
Former Gary police officer Pete Blanco, a 25-year veteran, claims he was forced into early retirement due to his facial tattoos, though he claims he properly covered them.
Children are not Precious Moments dolls to keep safe in a glass cabinet, taking them out only to dust and admire them. They need parenting to prepare them for the real world.
Claire Innes heard windows breaking in her Ogden Dunes home at three in the morning. After her son called 911, she confronted the intruder.
Last week, a box delivered to my mother’s home was filled with memories that I have forgotten long ago. It's as if I unearthed a time capsule from myself, to myself.
Meet Zach Holmes, the Hobart stunt performer with an MTV show, 'Too Stupid to Die,' filmed entirely in Indiana
Zach Holmes personifies every negative stereotype of Hoosiers, and he doesn’t mind one bit. He found his one-way ticket out of Da Region.
Journalists may be the enemy of our president, but we are not the enemy of the people. Historical perspective, not presidential rhetoric, will prove this to be true.
Earlier this year, Walmart announced it would end its controversial anti-shoplifting program at its 36 stores in Indiana.
This column is for those of us who don’t own a gun, though we’ve considered it for even a moment. My moment lasted for only a couple of minutes.
A woman whose rural Valparaiso home was destroyed by fire confronts a number of businesses she believes are seeking to capitalize on the situation.
The cremated remains of my late friend Mark Manos are buried somewhere in the Aetna neighborhood of Gary. I’ll likely never know where.
After witnessing an ugly custody exchange, columnist Jerry Davich admonishes divorced parents to stop using their children as pawns.
Two years later, transgender woman struggles with life's unique challenges away from national spotlight
Two years ago, Dakota Yorke became a national media darling after announcing her hopes to be crowned high school prom queen as a transgender woman.
Lake County's oldest tree is dying a slow death and people 'can't imagine not having that tree in my life'
The property owners, who asked to not be identified, are working on plans to have the tree cut down and donated to tree farms.
In life, as with elevators, doors open, doors close. Strangers come and go. Our elevator message to others says more about us than we think.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted in congressional hearings that his company simply, and wrongly, didn’t do enough to protect users' data. Neither did most Facebook users.
Except for long-gone maids and newer vehicles, not much has changed along historic Ellendale Parkway in Crown Point through the decades, its neighbors say.
I've struggled with happiness. Not finding it. But keeping it. It's like lighting a match and keeping it lit. In my younger years, there weren't enough matches.
Many of us have an unbreakable connection with our former teachers. Their lessons never escape our lives. They gave a damn and we never forgot.
Michelle Meadows, the center's new director, revamps programs, overhauls the long-neglected building, invites students from outside Gary.
Post-Parkland gun reform protests a chance for older generations to pass the torch of social activism
Candace Shaw, 42, spoke with and Ollie Grcich, 18, about the March 14 school protest at Valparaiso High School.
Joel Henderson, 38, of Crown Point, has shot videos in more than two dozen abandoned schools in Gary, Indiana, for his "Lost to Time" YouTube show.
For the first time in my career, most reader feedback was positive, with no one calling me a "left-wing, anti-gun, liberal-media nut-job," as I was called earlier this year.
Wirt Troopers' memories at the school will live on despite what happens to the brick-and-mortar building. This should be its final lesson for us all.
A cancer survivor suggests lifestyle changes to increase the chances of better health and decrease the odds of being diagnosed with a serious disease.
I've heard more negativity than positivity about the South Shore expansion projects, which may say more about our area's regressive residents than about the progressive plans.
Stevie Kokos, who started at Star Plaza in 1985, works his last day at the landmark venue, recalling fond memories.
Kindergarten teacher's request for mental health books goes viral: 'It needs to be a part of our school day'
A kindergarten teacher from Dyer posted an online request for books on mental health wellness for her students. The response has been overwhelming.
I discovered I'm not the only casual (or clueless) investor to begin questioning whether they've been investing in gun-maker companies without knowing it.
Similar to most other law enforcement officers, Jeff White takes a mental snapshot of his surroundings in public. He suggests we start doing it, too.
Indiana Supreme Court ruling allowing the public access to Lake Michigan shoreline leaves private property owners contemplating their next move.
"I'm embarrassed to be part of this community," said Kelly Arndt, whose 16-year-old daughter is a sophomore at Lake Central High School.
Elizabeth Bathurst, of Portage, did everything she could to save sons Peter and Adam, who died from drug-related causes, prompting her to create a foundation in their name.
Rosemary Gard authored six "Destiny Series" historical fiction books about Gary, its Croatian community and stories from the old country.
Northwest Indiana teachers take matters into their own hands, create plans in case of active shooter
Northwest Indiana teachers have plans in mind for self-protection and classroom escape routes if the unthinkable happens at their school.
Northwest Indiana residents attend the Olympics in South Korea, offering their views on the atmosphere surrounding the sports and possible historic moments.
Most obituaries read like fill-in-the-blank form letters. Not Terry Ward's obit, or his funeral, which reflected his life, not his death.
Joe Mays, whose eponymous corner in Gary became a second home, mysteriously disappeared until an old friend tracked him down.
'I said a prayer and said goodbye': Northwest Indiana women open up over the heartbreak of miscarriage
Regardless of how long ago, or how many babies come afterward, losing a baby to miscarriage is a deep emotional pain most mothers never forget.
President Trump is arrogant, quick-tempered, self-serving, inarticulate, and narcissistic, the same attributes that define a large populace of our country.
Valparaiso aviation firm facilitates another Veterans Airlift Command flight, totaling 140 since 2007, for wounded warrior on his fifth "Alive Day."
The 2016 presidential election taught us many things about our country and ourselves, but it also revealed something intriguing about social media expressio