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Christmas tree always beautiful

December 14, 2013 The kids dragged the Christmas tree out of the crawl space and were assembling it, being allowed to do so for the first time this year. more »»

Crawley touched many lives

December 8, 2013 I was among the many members of the community who were saddened when we heard of the death of Rex Crawley. The 1982 graduate of Steubenville High School died Nov. 23. more »»

Discipline tough to muster in December

December 8, 2013 Discipline is tough to muster in December, especially when it comes to the holidays and all the food it generates. It’s in excess this month, don’t ya’ know. No doubt about tha. more »»

Guest column/Our central government’s reaching critical mass

December 8, 2013 After years of enrichment, our central government is very close to achieving critical power mass and triggering the equivalent of an irreversible nuclear reaction that will permanently lower the... more »»

Good deeds, projects applauded

December 8, 2013 Doing good deeds and required projects doesn’t need to be rewarded. It is a reward in itself to know something beneficial was done. But it is also good to be recognized at times. more »»

Yams make holiday complete

December 7, 2013 The holiday season is like the first big drop in a rollercoaster — the slow, inexorable build-up and sense of anticipation, followed by that moment when you’re balanced at the tippy-top and you... more »»

Guest column/Work of miners recognized

December 6, 2013 Today, we celebrate the fourth-annual National Miner’s Day. In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each De. more »»

Thanks and share a story with me

December 1, 2013 Welcome to December 2013, which means the end of another year is in sight. And with that comes that inevitable time of reflection about what kind of a year it’s been. more »»

Spelling bees and parades

December 1, 2013 Trying to get caught up: ¯ Now that the holiday season is in full swing, pupils in schools throughout our area will be turning their attention to an annual rite of this part of the school year — the... more »»

Animals’ antics generated smiles

December 1, 2013 Writing a column just before Thanksgiving, when the driving trip and the family feast has not yet begun, is a hard time in my writing life. more »»

Guest column/Media malpractice runs rampant on rape story

December 1, 2013 As a documentary filmmaker who specializes in media criticism and a former WTOV-TV sportscaster who once wrote a book about a year in the life of the Steubenville Big Red (and who has communicated... more »»

Thanks for turning family onto the world of Dr. Who

November 30, 2013 It’s all the fault of Craig Howell, the managing editor of The Weirton Daily Times. I’ll explai. more »»

Guest column/Community earns thanks

November 30, 2013 With this being the season for giving, I would like to take the time to give thanks to this wonderful community we live in. more »»

No let up on D.C. rhetoric

November 24, 2013 If you count yourself among the group of Americans that thinks the rhetoric that is coming out of Washington, D.C., has reached an extremely low point, you are not alon. more »»

A homestead kitchen full of thanks

November 24, 2013 I sat for the longest time staring at my laptop screen Wednesday night, contemplating what to write for this space today when I wasn’t nodding off, dreaming that I was done with what I awakened to... more »»

Concentrating on saying thanks

November 24, 2013 This is the week of Thanksgiving. Can you imagine it? The year is almost gone, with two big holidays sandwiched in before Jan. 1 rolls around agai. more »»

The worst dungeon master

November 23, 2013 Is there a competition for the absolute worst dungeon master in the world? Because I would totally win that. more »»

Guest column/Gratitude helps healthy living

November 23, 2013 Have you ever thought of Thanksgiving Day as the healthiest holiday of the year? Family recipes and a variety of foods — lots of food — are a big part of Thanksgiving tradition. more »»

Guest column/Memories of JFK are still alive

November 22, 2013 On Nov. 22, 1963, I was a fourth-grader at North Hills School in Marietta. more »»

Recalling names from ‘a while back’

November 17, 2013 I feel bad when it happens, then apologetic. more »»

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