Ted Sikora of Akron is finding more and more success, including a successful Kickstarter campaign, with the comic-book tale "Apama." You can read about it here.



It's the 76th anniversary of the legendary Orson Welles radio production of "War of the Worlds." Last year,, I wrote about it, and about the way people in Akron reacted (including the man who inisisted aliens had landed in his yard.) 



Tonight brings the return of a regular, non-football lineup on CBS. In this case: "Big Bang Theory," "Mom," "Two and a Half Men," new show  "The McCarthys" and "Elementary." I have seen the pilot for "The MCarthys." Good cast, predictable show.



As you may know, Saturday Night Live alumni Tim Meadows, Rob Schneider and Jon Lovitz will perform at 8 p.m.pn Nov. 6 in the Akron Civic Theatre. And I have tickets to give away.

You can win one of two pairs of tickets to the show by emailing the answer to this question: What was the favorite drink of Meadows’ character The Ladies Man? Send an email with the header SNL Stars to rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com.

From all correct answers received by 5 p.m. Sunday I will choose two at random to receive a set of tickets. Be sure to include your name, address and a daytime phone number.



Sometimes I wish life was like a movie. In that movie, the scrappy team finds unexpected success, ends years of frustration and knocks off the dynasty-claiming other team. In that movie, in other words, Kansas City beats San Francisco in Game 7. But, as we know, life is not a movie. Doggonit.



Speaking of baseball, I was looking at the latest "Golden Era" nominees for the Baseball Hall of Fame -- basically a way to get people into the hall who have not made it through the regular voting process. And the list includes Gil Hodges and Luis Tiant. How on earth are they not in the hall already?