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Giving and doing are appreciated

January 3, 2016 Christmas Day is over, but there was much giving and doing for others by clubs and individuals during the last month of 2015 — throughout the year actually. more »»

All together and organized — not

January 2, 2016 I’d like to say I once again spent a quiet holiday with my family, but nothing happened because I was too busy to spend time with them, in retrospect. Downer. more »»

Premiere pumpkin roll procrastinator

December 27, 2015 It used to be that I made t-o-n-s of Christmas cookies, priding myself on the fact that I filled many a tray with many a variety. more »»

Letters a chance to speak out

December 27, 2015 When you read the letters to the editor and guest column that appear on Page 5B of today’s edition, you will be looking at the final submissions for 2015. more »»

Christmas odds and end and the flu

December 27, 2015 Your life is a gift. Did you remember that this past Christmas? I know how hectic the past month has been. more »»

Guest column/Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is strong

December 27, 2015 Workers’ compensation insurance is an important cornerstone in Ohio’s economy. more »»

A lot happens in 32 years in a library

December 27, 2015 If you are like me, you are asking what happened to 2015? We are halfway through the second decade of the 21st century already. more »»

We’re just looking for a few things

December 26, 2015 I don’t know why I thought for more than two minutes that baking with Grandmama was a good idea. Someone should have stopped me. more »»

New life for downtown

December 20, 2015 With Christmas and the beginning of 2016 just around the corner, it’s important to remember that there is reason for optimism in our community. more »»

Some dull things on the shopping list

December 20, 2015 A Christmas shopping list can contain some so-so, kind of not-very-exciting gift requests. My daughter, for example, put in a plug for a microwave of a certain wattage or more. more »»

Guest column/This was a year of joy at Historic Fort Steuben

December 20, 2015 As 2015 draws to its frosty conclusion, it’s an appropriate time to look back and give thanks for the many great people and organizations that made this a year of joy at Historic Fort Steuben. more »»

A tea party for the ‘ladies on the lane’

December 20, 2015 How could it be only a few days until Christmas? I haven’t written but half of my Christmas cards, still have a few little gifts to buy, need to plan for a dinner today for Darin, Missy, Jackson and... more »»

Guest column/Jefferson County Humane Society looks to set record straight

December 20, 2015 I am writing to correct several statements published in a Dec. 13 letter regarding the Jefferson County Humane Society and the Humane Officers (“Looking for help for animals. more »»

I’ll do anything to promote library

December 20, 2015 If you know me and have ever asked me about the library system, you know that I will do anything to promote our libraries to the public. more »»

At the Library

December 20, 2015 New Blu-Rays — “The End of the Tour” — The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, right after the publication of... more »»

The true joy of cooking

December 19, 2015 Our newsroom Christmas covered-dish dinner is something we look forward to all year long. Everyone has a signature dish. Everyone except me. more »»

God’s promise is there, waiting to be spring forth

December 19, 2015 It’s crazy. We live in a world where it seems as if life is suddenly cheap. It’s easier to get a gun than to see a doctor in many places. There’s something wrong with that. more »»

Give the best of all gifts: Forgive one another

December 19, 2015 We are living in a day where in San Bernardino, Calif., a group of co-workers went to a holiday party, but did not know they were risking their lives celebrating love. more »»

Making a difference in our area

December 13, 2015 There have been several events recently held throughout the region that help to show that there are many good things happening. One happened on Nov. more »»

Guest column/Let’s all volunteer to support our troops

December 13, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all of the blessings I’ve received. more »»

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