Author Archive for Rich Terselic

Former Cracked Claw Owner Dies

Photo | Terri May

John "Pappy" Poole enjoyed family time with (standing, left to right) grandsons Colin Nusbaum, Brady Nusbaum and Aaron May, and wife Barbara Jean Poole.

John Davis Poole may not be immediately recognized by Urbana area residents. However, refer to him as “Pappy” Poole, and it is more likely people will know him as the former owner of the Urbana Cracked Claw restaurant and off-track…

Volunteerism and Giving

In the Urbana area, I volunteer for a number of activities, primarily related to my church and local civic and community functions. Being retired, I have a considerable measure of freedom in deciding how to devote my time. Not everyone…

End of Voting Machines

Maryland voters will notice changes when they go to the polls after the November 2014 general elections. The Diebold electronic voting machines used for several years will be gone. In April 2007, the Maryland General Assembly voted unanimously to adopt…

Lots of Changes

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Rich Terselic (pictured here) at the time of his high school graduation in 1955. Terselic attended Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

In April, I reached age 77. I have lived through many changes in American society and in the world. While some folks in my demographic defend the past as better, I am divided in my view. However, there are some…

Springtime’s Odds-n-Ends

Winter is Over By the time this column hits the press, we should be enjoying the kind of weather we were wishing for back during the snowy days of winter. There are folks who probably, pre-winter, expressed love for clean…