Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 12:19 PM

You can tell it’s Lent without going to church:• Groceries are packed with seafood and coupon deals.• Fast-food joints are rolling out sandies with names such as Reel Big Fillet (Arby’s) and the Premium Alaskan (BK), which replaced the politically incorrect Whaler. KFC is fighting back with its Colonel’s Double Fillet monster.

Updated at 12:10 PM

Once upon a time, there was Tabasco and Louisiana. Those were kinder, gentler times in the universe of hot-pepper sauces.These memories rapidly are morphing into today’s tongue-numbing hell of boutique hot sauces.

Updated at 12:01 PM

When I was about 10, my younger sister swallowed a puppy worming pill. My mother called 800-222-1222 — the Poison Control Center — to find out what to do. She told them my sister’s age, weight and what else she had eaten that day, among other...

Updated at 11:54 AM

There is nothing better than suddenly realizing your cheeks are pushed upwards, your eyes are slightly closed, your teeth are exposed and you are adding new wrinkles to your crow’s feet.

Updated at 11:46 AM

The killer app on cellphones is the camera, as in photography. Last year, tens of billions of pictures were shot by them, eclipsing stand-alone digital cameras.

Updated at 11:40 AM

Q: Hi, Greg, and thanks for reading my letter. My question doesn't have to do with collector cars or racing, but I'm hoping you can help with the answer. What is your opinion of buying new versus used? Also, what exactly is a program or off-lease...

Updated at 11:39 AM

Q: My church group is going on a mission to Guatemala. What preparations should we make?A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler’s health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.

Posted at 10:00 AM

The El Dorado Community Concert Association announces Jesse Lynch Jazz 101, will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the old El Dorado Middle School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Updated at 9:53 AM

I am continually fascinated by how much time and effort the media puts into trivial nonsense. I watched the Oscars and witnessed the flub John Travolta made when he introduced one of the songs nominated for an Oscar. He made it through the title of...

Updated at 9:47 AM

I’m not sure where the point is when something goes from being a fun, wacky diversion to an irritating thorn in the foot of society, but I’m a little afraid that’s what’s happening to bacon.

Posted at 9:00 AM

The Augusta City Council continued to take action to be as transparent as possible to residents of Augusta.

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