Local Columns

Guest column/The death of an icon and his epicurean epoch

On June 8, at approximately 11:38 a.m., the firmament disconcertingly shifted beneath the feet of millions of people on planet Earth. From Mingo Junction to Paris, from Weirton to Rome, from Yellow Creek to Kuwait millions of fervent fans and followers were stunned with disbelief and ...

Father’s Day: Each year brings changes, new challenges

This year is a unique year for me. For those of you who have read my Father’s Day articles over that last 10 years plus, you know that I say that almost every year. First, it was unique because my father and my grandfather died making me the oldest male in my family. Then it was unique ...

Guest columm/Elder Abuse Awareness Day shines spotlight on issue

Today is being recognized as Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is a worldwide effort to heighten the awareness of the mistreatment of older adults, wherever they live, to increase prevention efforts through out the year and for years to come. No country, state or community is immune from the ...

Interesting week ahead

We’ve nearly reached the middle of June, and, while the calendar might show that the official start of summer is still 11 days away, the number of activities that allow area residents to enjoy being outdoors continues to grow. Consider the First Fridays on Fourth series. The second of the ...

Diagnosis: Company-is-coming anxiety

Him or her? Will he or won’t he? Should she or shouldn’t she? We’re playing the waiting game in the Kiaski casa. Better Half bought me a present the other day — an 8-foot ladder. Tough to gift wrap but very thoughtful. It’s the gift that keeps on giving — especially ...

A week of surprises and the expected

I came home from work the other day, gave Better Half a little “hello” peck and headed straight to the kitchen where I dropped my purse and book bag like a way-too-heavy barbell. I felt like a kid home from a long school day, ready for some din-din. “Close your eyes,” I heard Better ...

Good things happening

Thursday afternoon’s announcement by Trinity Health System about its expansion project in Steubenville’s West End is good for the area on many different levels. When completed about three years from now, the renovated facility will ensure that residents of the Tri-State Area have access ...

Guest column/Where are the parents and guardians?

Apparently, a statement I made to Mark Law regarding a shooting and murder at Club 106 (“Club 106 shooting leaves one dead,” May 24) has offended Bishop Jermaine Moore (“Response reaches beyond shooting probe,” May 25.) I’m sorry you were offended, but what I said I stand on, and I ...

Guest column/Inspiring W.Va.’s young to embrace S.T.E.M.

I was thrilled to be at West Virginia University recently to announce an exciting collaboration between Mylan and and the university. Not only is West Virginia my home state, but it’s where Mylan was founded nearly 60 years ago. The city of Morgantown also is home to more Mylan employees ...

A week of surprises and the expected

I came home from work the other day, gave Better Half a little “hello” peck and headed straight to the kitchen where I dropped my purse and book bag like a way-too-heavy barbell. I felt like a kid home from a long school day, ready for some din-din. “Close your eyes,” I heard Better ...