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Turnout raises many questions

May 10, 2015 Most Jefferson County residents missed out on a chance to have a say in how their communities are run on Tuesday. They decided to sit out this year’s primary election. more »»

A mom’s love for the local newspaper

May 10, 2015 I can be thankful for my mother Ruth Ann Hout on this Mother’s Day for many reasons. more »»

Guest column/Clerk of courts office generates revenue for Jefferson County

May 10, 2015 I read on April 24 that Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile criticized how much money our office in auto title spent on advertising for our passport program in the Herald-Sta. more »»

An anniversary for Amazing Pillowcases

May 10, 2015 The second anniversary of the birth of the Amazing Grace Pillowcase Ministry was celebrated April 30 at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church with yards and yards of fabric measuring, cutting, pinning,... more »»

Spot amnesia is contagious

May 9, 2015 Getting the children out the door on time is a chore, but you know that. Getting the children out the door with everything they need for the day approaches impossible. more »»

Guest column/Can we do better than happy?

May 9, 2015 Lately, I have been questioning the entrenched pursuit of happines. more »»

A slow learner who’s swiftly corrected

May 3, 2015 I’m a slow learner. Or in some cases, Better Half assures me, I’m a “no learner. more »»

Unity in the community

May 3, 2015 Do you remember the character of Mary Katherine Gallagher who appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1990s? Laurel McDowell does. more »»

Making a joyful noise unto the Lord

May 3, 2015 Making a joyful noise to the Lord is exactly what the Adena Lions Club members, their families, community and surrounding area citizens did for two evenings in mid-April at the Buckeye West... more »»

Suffering emotional whiplash

May 2, 2015 In almost 20 years, I have come to grips with the fact that my mother likes the Long Suffering Husband best. Everyone likes LSH best, even my own parents. It’s inexplicable. more »»

Confessions of one with weird wiring

April 26, 2015 I had a nice, new yellow legal pad in front of me where I was sitting at the kitchen table. more »»

Gregory’s run was inspiring

April 26, 2015 Rebekah Gregory told residents of the Tri-State Area she would cross the finish line at this year’s Boston Maratho. more »»

Easier to shop for tux than gown

April 26, 2015 April is drawing to a close. It will be the time of proms and graduations now that May is on the horizo. more »»

All dressed up, no place to go

April 25, 2015 I woke up face-down in a pool of snot at 3 a.m. My life is so glamorous. more »»

Remembering a special society editor

April 19, 2015 I searched in vain for a picture of Ann Kennedy, not all that surprised that I came up empty-hande. more »»

Gregory a real inspiration

April 19, 2015 If you have ever thought that one instant cannot really make a difference in your life, you need to listen to Rebekah Gregor. more »»

Reflections on ‘time well spent’

April 19, 2015 “A time spent with family is time well spent” is a saying on the new kitchen clock we put up recentl. more »»

Column ideas go over like a brick

April 17, 2015 It’s been a long week, but a boring one. Since I had a column due, I rallied the troops. “Quick, kids, I need to write a column this mornin. more »»

A real-life history lesson

April 12, 2015 One of the great things about the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series has been the chance to learn about events of historical significance from people who have actually... more »»

Who wants some applesauce? I do! I do!

April 12, 2015 Most every time we sit down to dinner, I pop the question. more »»

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