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Guest column/Music helped slaves communicate while in the fields

February 14, 2016 Slavery began in 1619, and African-Americans have endured hardness as good soldiers. more »»

Guest column/Steubenville residents should say ‘yes’ to Issues 1, 2

February 14, 2016 On March 15 the citizens of Steubenville will be asked to once again renew the city’s .3 percent and .7 percent earnings tax issues. The .3 percent earnings tax will be Issue 1 and the . more »»

Guest column/Black History Month a time for real celebration

February 14, 2016 We have heard it said that a people who do not know their past do not have a future. more »»

Just a little bit of relaxation

February 13, 2016 All the Heathenish wanted for his birthday was a particular video game. He tempers his wish lists, so I wanted to make sure he got it. “Are we going to go and buy it?” My Little Professor asked. more »»

Time for a new alarming alarm clock

February 7, 2016 I bought myself a new bedside alarm clock the other day. The electric one I had still told time, but the alarm part of it decided it was time to retire or quit without further notice. more »»

Report from Columbus

February 7, 2016 Among the many issues facing state government, the integrity of Ohio’s infrastructure is among the most important. That’s the way Jack Cera sees it. more »»

Guest column/Fight for equal education opportunities has been long

February 7, 2016 One of the most degrading, evil and vindictive actions that was ever displayed against African-Americans was to deny, in any form, an education for children. more »»

Remembering Ozzie, not ‘just a dog’

February 7, 2016 Today I feel a sadness I didn’t know I could experience. But there is a wealth of happy memories to recall and some so funny that I walk around with a silly grin on my face sometime. more »»

Children have become immune to weirdness

February 6, 2016 I’ve failed on the embarrassing parent front. I realized this recently while swanning around the high school — supposedly working — and all of my Sassy Saint’s friends were flagging me down for hug. more »»

Martin Luther King Jr. essay

February 1, 2016 The following is the winner in the Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

There’s plenty of progress

January 31, 2016 Our perceptions of the world around us truly can have an impact on how we see everything. more »»

Funny what thoughts pop into your head

January 31, 2016 Funny what thoughts pop into your head. Better Half and I were eating dippy eggs and toast last Saturday morning when I started wondering aloud about the incredible, edible egg. more »»

February brings special observances

January 31, 2016 Tomorrow is the start of a month that is busy with special days or designations. February is Heart Month. If you haven’t started before this, start looking into clean eatin. more »»

Looking to ride out the storm

January 30, 2016 My parents go to Atlantic City to celebrate their anniversary. more »»

Where have the lines gone?

January 24, 2016 There have been several events that have happened during the past couple of weeks that offered the opportunity to sit back and realize just how quickly time can pas. more »»

Some calendar interpretation debated

January 24, 2016 This past week served as affirmation — or maybe reaffirmation — that Better Half and I interpret things differently. more »»

Guest column/Right to work not really what it claims to be

January 24, 2016 The right to work legislation being pushed through the West Virginia legislature will do exactly the opposite of what it promises; these laws take freedom away from working class families. more »»

Recognition for volunteers, workers

January 24, 2016 Reading is an excellent way to pass the time on wintry days when the temperature dances around zero. more »»

Guest column/Let’s stand for justice and fight against hate

January 24, 2016 If you’ve ever toured the Ohio Statehouse, you’ve likely noticed framed, lit quotes adorning the walls of the ground floor near the Museum Education Center and clustered by theme: Justice, tolerance... more »»

Some next-level parenting

January 23, 2016 So it started with a phone call. The Long-Suffering Husband got an e-mail from the school, asking why our Sassy Saint hadn’t shown up to school. more »»

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