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Looking for the Tooth Fairy

September 14, 2013 These days, kids see their mouths as gold mines. Every lost tooth is a cause for celebration, probably because they get a couple bucks per tooth. Inflation, I guess. more »»

Have a seat, take a seat, pull up a chair

September 8, 2013 When I’m sitting in the waiting room of the dentist’s office, I just naturally and nervously want to think about something else other than the impending tooth inspectio. more »»

United Ways support area

September 8, 2013 With the beginning of September comes the start of the campaigns of United Ways across our region. more »»

Enjoying picnic, return to festival

September 8, 2013 Being invited to an organization’s picnic is always great fun, not to mention no cooking for that night, but it is even more exciting to be called to the front and presented a plaque for the... more »»

It’s all fun and games at the zoo

September 7, 2013 The kids and I doubled up on zoos over the weekend, going to the Pittsburgh Zoo Saturday and Oglebay Good Zoo Sunday. By Monday, I never wanted to leave the house again. more »»

‘Did you say something to me?’

September 1, 2013 “Did you say something to me?” This is not an uncommon question that Better Half and I ask each other as part of our own Kiaski style of communicating … or lack thereof. more »»

Interesting advice to live by

September 1, 2013 Sometimes, you can get great advice from at an unexpected time. Such was the case during this year’s Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 11. more »»

A trip back to the frontier days

September 1, 2013 Going back to the frontier days during the second half of the 18th century was our destination when we traveled to Malvern to once again relive the time of the famous Indian pathway between... more »»

Guest column/The climate in Washington needs to be changed

September 1, 2013 We often refer to the global economy as one in which we are all connected by information and commerce of all types, but the reference is much more literal. more »»

Fun camping experience

August 31, 2013 So the Long Suffering Husband and Little Professor survived their Boy Scout hiking trip. I didn’t go because I don’t sleep outside. Also, hiking, bugs and a suspected lack of coffee breaks. more »»

Guest column/Guidelines for helping promote sportsmanship

August 31, 2013 I would not argue with anybody who says it is hard to be a parent in our highly competitive, contemporary society. I know. more »»

Reunion a chance to remember

August 25, 2013 Class reunions offer a chance to reminisce, a chance to sit back and share memories while swapping stories about times past. Sadly, they also offer the opportunity to remember those who have gone. more »»

A good-bad review of 2013 summer

August 25, 2013 So here it is Aug. 25, falling on what is the final Sunday of the month that I consider to be the unofficial bookend of summer. more »»

Guest column/Working to honor nation’s promise to veterans

August 25, 2013 One of my greatest privileges as senator of Ohio is the opportunity to meet with so many veterans who have served their country proudly, with many coming from Eastern Ohi. more »»

Another county fair is history

August 25, 2013 The 142nd-annual Jefferson County Fair is over. more »»

Birthplace visit enlightening

August 24, 2013 My daughter, my Sassy Saint, is a Girl Scout, and we’re very familiar with the story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, Girl Scouts founder and general all-round amazing chic. more »»

Guest column/There are many challenges facing coal industry

August 24, 2013 The recent announcement by President Barack Obama on climate issues and new regulations on emissions from existing and new coal fired power plants should be of great concern to Ohio elected officials. more »»

Feeling a little nostalgic

August 18, 2013 It was tough not to feel just a little bit nostalgic Aug. 8 when the Nos. 1 and 2 blast furnaces at the Steubenville works of what was last known as RG Steel were toppled. more »»

Funny signs that aren’t meant to be

August 18, 2013 I read signs because I’m sure they’re posted for a reason — to educate, to inform, to alert, whatever. more »»

The fair ... ‘Where Dreams are Made’

August 18, 2013 “Where Dreams are Made” was the theme for the 142nd-annual Jefferson County Fair, and many dreams came true for those entering livestock projects or competing in the horse shows. more »»

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