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Texting, driving and pirates

March 16, 2014 Some numbers that give us reason to think have been released during the past couple of week. more »»

Of cell phones, wintry woes and horses

March 16, 2014 The answer is “Yes!” The response is “Yipee!” The lost cell phone I wrote about in this space last weekend — the phone that was playing hide-and-go seek with me for more days than I care to be... more »»

Guest column/Turning 65 this year? Here are some Medicare basics

March 16, 2014 Are you one of the nearly 150,000 Ohioans who will celebrate their 65th birthday this year? If so, you will become eligible for Medicare and will likely have questions about your health care... more »»

A week of windows to be admired

March 16, 2014 For many years now, I have saved a day in early March for Janine Yeske, the Jefferson County Extension youth development lady, to drive me throughout the county to look at windows decorated by clubs... more »»

Learning the sweet science

March 15, 2014 My little sister wanted me to watch her get punched in the face. Let’s back it up a bit so I can explain: Foo-Dog boxes. more »»

Remembering legacies

March 9, 2014 Our area lost two men who played important roles in the region’s mental health system within just a few days of each other in late February. Dr. Anthony Golas died Feb. 22 and Dr. more »»

Oh where, oh where can that phone be?

March 9, 2014 I lost my cell phone one day last week. And the Earth stood still. more »»

Guest column/Ability at Work theme of disabilities awareness month

March 9, 2014 March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Ohio. It is a month that is dedicated to the many achievements of individuals with developmental disabilities. more »»

No more ‘Say it isn’t snow,’ please

March 9, 2014 “Say it isn’t snow” was the way Jenna Wolfe of the “Today Show,” started the program last Sunday morning. more »»

Looking for one more book

March 8, 2014 I have a book problem. I’ve suspected this for a long while, but a couple things brought it home for me recently. more »»

Spelling bees and potholes

March 2, 2014 With the start of spring not that far away comes the annual academic competition season for area students. more »»

‘Seeing’ fit to make the right choices

March 2, 2014 I’ve never thought of myself as an indecisive person. But then I had an eye appointment in recent weeks and realized I can’t make up my mind very fas. more »»

Lionism alive and well in the area

March 2, 2014 It was cold and windy, and snow occasionally drifted down on the streets and parking lots, but the Mingo Lions Club offered warm surroundings, good company, a delicious dinner and news about Lionism... more »»

Struggling with Canada’s Olympic hockey win

March 1, 2014 I hate Canada. Actually, I think most of their laws are reasonable, their people (for the most part) friendly and what little of their scenery I’ve seen (Niagara Falls) nice. Hate is a strong word. more »»

Nothing says love quite like a potato

February 23, 2014 I lugged my potato around with pride. After all, it was not just any potato. It was a heart-shaped potato, pulled straight from the tater sack. more »»

Some thoughts about spring

February 23, 2014 Just a few thoughts … The warmer temperatures we experienced Thursday and Friday certainly offered an appreciated break from this cold and snow we’ve been experiencing and offered a little reminder... more »»

Guest column/African-Americans have a rich heritage to share

February 23, 2014 Once again, we have come to the close of the commemoration of African-American (Black) History Month 2014. We are very grateful and proud that God dealt with Carter G. more »»

Sharing Black History Month info

February 23, 2014 In my heart, I knew it was Black History Month throughout February, but I had Ambrose Bolling of Weirton bring it to focus in my mind when he visited our office to see me on Monday. more »»

Guest column/Accomplishments of Vic Ciancetta remembered

February 23, 2014 I write of “Victor” — the late Victor Ciancetta, an exceptional man whose unselfish services, remarkable accomplishments and invaluable contributions to better our community, uplift its residents an... more »»

Win makes morning better

February 22, 2014 I’m not a morning person. The only reason I am coherent before noon is sweet, sweet coffee. Even with the assistance of coffee, I am coherently grouchy. more »»

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