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An interesting day in town

December 14, 2014 The weather was a little less than accommodating, but Steubenville was able to welcome the holiday season as scheduled on Dec. more »»

 
 
 
The story of a note, a game and a mouse

December 14, 2014 A note on an unopened box of sliced mushrooms in the refrigerator. A girls junior varsity basketball game that goes into triple overtime. A dead mouse in the toilet. more »»

‘Christmas is near, bringing good cheer’

December 14, 2014 “Cristmas is near, bringing good cheer” is part of a song I really like but cannot recall the title at this moment. more »»

Shining light on the holiday

December 13, 2014 It was time to put up the Christmas tree again, which meant it also was time to deflect the yearly recitation of our Christmas tree’s flaws from the Long Suffering Husband. more »»

Guest column/We’re playing America’s song

December 13, 2014 At a time when the media are constantly pointing out social, political and ideological divisions in America, most of us can agree on uniting around the larger meaning of our nation and the sacrifice... more »»

A week of positive events

December 7, 2014 Our area really showed off its big heart in the past week, when many things happened that continue to demonstrate that our region is a great place to live. more »»

Dead sweeper sucks the joy out of the day

December 7, 2014 If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought my sweeper was imitating me cooking. After all, I smelled something burning. more »»

A potpourri column for you today

December 7, 2014 I’m calling this my potpourri column, as I have snippets of information from my travels over the past month that I think would be interesting to the people concerned. more »»

Kittens can be tough to locate

December 6, 2014 As regular readers may know, my daughter Sassy Saint and my son the Little Professor each became responsible for a kitten in October. These kittens adore the Long Suffering Husband. more »»

Guest column/Law would strengthen vaccine safety

December 1, 2014 As a pediatrician and mother of three small children, I am concerned about a serious public health issue in Ohio. more »»

Glimpses into area history

November 30, 2014 Baseball season is well behind us and many around the Tri-State Area already are looking ahead to February and the opening of spring training. more »»

How an ‘I’ project becomes a ‘we’ thing

November 30, 2014 This is a story about how an “I” project becomes a “we” project that ultimately is a husband-goes-it-alone undertaking. You know how it is around holidays. more »»

Guest column/Hard work made Wild Cherry reunion possible

November 30, 2014 A few years back, I got a friend request on Facebook from a dear old friend, Francesca Carinci. I’ve known her since the old days of playing music at the Aquanaut night club when she worked th. more »»

Appreciation for district volunteers

November 30, 2014 The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District depends on volunteers to assist with education and outreach in saving resources that are the fuel of life in agriculture and conservation, so... more »»

Seeking the missing recipe

November 29, 2014 I go over to Grandmama’s to bake for a variety of reasons, but mostly because my kitchen stays clean and she’s got a better spice rack. Also, we have a lot of fun. more »»

Guest column/Counting blessings vs. burdens this holiday season

November 25, 2014 Thanks-living has its health rewards. The effects of thankfulness on health are measurable, according to researchers who have been studying the connection with great interest. more »»

Red Cross faces changes

November 23, 2014 The first thing Karen Conklin wants area residents to know is that the Red Cross is not leaving Jefferson County. “Nothing really changes. more »»

‘Warm’ thoughts for a Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Where’s a hot flash when you could use one? By the time this column runs, the weather will have improved some — I hope — but earlier this week, it was a case of way too much winter weather way too... more »»

Guest column/Community foundation working to improve our region

November 23, 2014 “Brittany” was 19 when she entered a runaway and homeless program administered by Youth Services System in Wheelin. more »»

Thoughts on this and that this week

November 23, 2014 I’m sure many readers are tired of me saying that I meet many great people when I am out and about during working hours and then on my own time. more »»

Trying to keep traditions alive

November 22, 2014 I’m not exactly organized. It’s not so much that I don’t have the organization skills, I just don’t have the time. My time-management skills do leave a lot to be desired. more »»

 
 
 

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Elf an NSA conditioner? Bah! Humbug!

December 19, 2014 The Elf on the Shelf thing came along after my little ones weren't so little anymore and prior to the whole grandchild thing, but I've got friends who are faithful to the Christmas tradition of... more »

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