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Series leads to discussion

September 6, 2015 If you didn’t have the chance to read Dave Gossett’s three-part series about prostitution in Steubenville, you must make time to do so. more »»

Resting on this Labor Day weekend

September 6, 2015 On this Labor Day weekend, I’m resting, still catching my breath from having had a houseful of company the previous weekend that included a repeat visit from my oldest sister, Linda, and her husband... more »»

Guest column/Is doctor-prescribed suicide really a choice?

September 6, 2015 Ann was a vocal advocate of doctor-prescribed suicide, called “aid in dying” by its proponents. She and her husband co-founded the Hemlock Society — the organization now known as Compassion & Choices. more »»

Great to see fall event happening

September 6, 2015 It was great to see the two blocks of Main Street closed off and teaming with people for the Smithfield Fireman’s Festival on Aug. 2. more »»

Maybe two cats are enough

September 5, 2015 I am trying to convince the Long Suffering Husband to let me have another kitten. It’s not working out well. more »»

Guest column/Make sure you make your judicial vote count

September 1, 2015 As the voting patterns were analyzed after the Nov. 6, 2012, general election, one thing became clear: a lot of Cuyahoga County voters who cast a ballot for president didn’t vote for judge. more »»

How a day of dusting can make you cry

August 30, 2015 I don’t usually cry when I’m dusting. But then I’m not one for much crying period, given I don’t like the whole bleary eyes and runny nose scene. more »»

Gentile staying connected

August 30, 2015 Lou Gentile is leading a hectic life these days. The state senator, who calls Steubenville home, has been using his summer break to visit all parts of his 30th District. more »»

Sharing impressions from the fair

August 30, 2015 Greetings to all who attended the Jefferson County Fair and those who love fairs but could not make it this year. more »»

Guest column/Some ambulance service questions answered

August 30, 2015 Recently, it has been reported that residents of Wallace Heights in Island Creek Township have been considering annexing into the city of Toront. more »»

Nine more months to go

August 29, 2015 School started, and I am tired. We haven’t even really got into the swing of things yet. We are still in the eye of the storm, so to speak. All summer, I slept in until 7 a.. more »»

Guest column/America has chance to lead at Arctic conference

August 28, 2015 Chances are, most Ohioans are not thinking of the Arctic Circle. more »»

Different views on the world

August 23, 2015 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and Sen. Joe Manchin both represent parts of our region in Congress, and both sometimes bring a different perspective to issues that affect us. more »»

Tough on toasters and coffee machines

August 23, 2015 In my house, we’re tough on toasters and coffee machines. It seems as though sooner than later, we’re always in the market for one of the two must-have, can’t-live-without kitchen appliances. more »»

A busy and memorable fair week

August 23, 2015 Well here it is the last day of the 144th Jefferson County Fair. more »»

Shopping trips try patience

August 22, 2015 We went school shopping. Last year, we took Grandmama, and she took my Sassy Saint’s side in every single argument over clothing. more »»

January’s creeping closer

August 16, 2015 We’re just heading into the heart of the pennant races of Major League Baseball, and it’s way too early to even begin to predict how far the Pirates will play into the postseason. more »»

A banner year for carrots in the ears

August 16, 2015 I’m not sure what the problem is, if Better Half and I are growing a banner crop of carrots in our ears or what, but our communication ways of late seem to be waning. more »»

Guest column/Teachers are most critical part of education system

August 16, 2015 It’s the onset of fall and that means, as it does every year, that school is about to start. This is a process we take for granted. Because we take it for granted, we underestimate its complexity. more »»

4-H events eyed on threshold of fair

August 16, 2015 The 144th Jefferson County Fair officially begins on Tuesday, but there are 4-H events that have to be completed today and Monday before the events get under way. more »»

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