Local Columns

An interesting election

We’re nearly halfway through the presidential election cycle and, unlike many in mid-term elections in recent memory, those who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election will have several decisions to make. There’s been a lot of attention paid up to this point about traditional voting ...

Being low maintenance into sixth decade

There are low-maintenance women, and there are high-maintenance women. I fall in the low-maintenance category, lucky for Better Half, who has a different opinion on this self-assessment, of course. But I ask you, in my own defense, what woman on her 60th birthday has high on her to-do list ...

Some lessons in faith

There are times when you read about big-time intercollegiate athletics and you have to wonder what is going on. There are too many stories about things that have gone wrong — coaches and players taking money from equipment manufacturers, programs that allegedly incorporate sex as a part of ...

Shadowing with restrictions could work

I remember years back when Take Your Daughter to Work Day was observed. I think it was in April, so maybe that’s why it was on my mind recently. It has since evolved, I believe, into taking your child to work, but at the time, it was a girly-girl thing and me being all goey-goey about ...

Things to think about

An interesting group of people have appeared in Steubenville since the Herald-Star Speaker Series began in 2012. Each has brought an interesting perspective about the world in general or a specific moment in time. And, while not everybody has agreed with everything every speaker has said, ...

Guest column/Remember, consumers have credit record rights

According to the Standard & Poor’s Global Financial Literacy Survey, only 57 percent of adults in the United States are considered financially literate. April is National Financial Literacy Month and a good time to take steps toward becoming more financially savvy so you will be subject ...

Dull documentary or movie magic?

I don’t know if couples ever ask these days for insight on marriage or wonder what it will be like when the honeymoon is l-o-n-g over. But last Sunday for me and Better Half, before the day drew to a close, it made me think to myself now this 24-hour span of time has really captured so well ...

Important message coming

In the world of television, 12 years is a very long period. That’s the length of time the ABC show “What Would You Do?” has been on the air. It’s an impressive run, and something John Quinones, the show’s creator and host, attributes to its very simple concept. “It forces ...

Guest column/Words of writer offer an adequate answer

After reading the March 31 guest column by Steve Krason regarding this newspaper’s supposed advancement of the gay rights movement, I was left to wonder why the university would allow Krason to reference his affiliation with that institution, given the fallout generated by his last diatribe ...

It’s time to celebrate despite all struggles

By THE REV. NATE FREEMAN It is time to celebrate. You may be thinking to yourself, “Yeah, right?” I understand that the struggle is real. In fact it is all too real; the pain, the hurt, the heartbreak, the suffering, the lack, the depression, the loss and even the letdown. The good ...