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The season of spaghetti dinners

April 27, 2014 This seems to be the time of year for spaghetti dinner fundraisers where hungry people who are glad to be free of most of the snow of the past winter season come out in droves. more »»

Egg hunt tradition continues

April 26, 2014 I arrived at my parents’ house Saturday afternoon to help prepare for Easter Sunday dinner. I brought the children with me, because they love visiting (and harassing) Grandmama and Grampy Grumpy. more »»

Guest column/Who’s at controls of your life?

April 22, 2014 Fifty years ago last week, an incredible journey successfully concluded on an airport runway in Columbus. more »»

Thankful for the truck with the cross

April 20, 2014 Most mornings on my drive in to work I see it. It’s a truck heading in the opposite direction of me on US 22 toward Cadiz, a welcomed sight. more »»

Area has plenty to impress

April 20, 2014 Area residents who attended the April 12 Baron Club dinner at the Franciscan University of Steubenville had the opportunity to be impressed on several different levels. more »»

Spring brings to us many things

April 20, 2014 Spring brings births, healings, district church meetings, Easter egg hunts and dinners. more »»

Time to look for the shoes

April 19, 2014 We sent the Long Suffering Husband and the Little Professor off to Gettysburg with the Boy Scouts over the weekend. The trip must have been a success, since no one got lost or had to call a locksmith. more »»

Guest column/JB Green Team currently facing some difficult changes

April 17, 2014 The JB Green Team initiated several new programs during 2013 to expand the recycling solid waste commitment to our community. more »»

Looking at how things change

April 13, 2014 There were some interesting thoughts that came out of the Weirton United Way’s annual meeting. more »»

Lessons learned from winter of 2013-14

April 13, 2014 There are lessons to be learned in all seasons of life. And in winter, well, that’s certainly no exception. more »»

Guest column/Is Brad Pitt’s ‘Steubenville’ movie an April Fool’s joke?

April 13, 2014 On April 1, news leaked that Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company has purchased the rights to a profile entitled “Anonymous vs. Steubenville” (www.rollingstone. more »»

A ‘roaring’ good time at show

April 13, 2014 Those attending the 64th-annual “Roarin’ Through the Decades” minstrel show, sponsored by the Adena Lions Club and the many talented people from that community and other areas nearby, were treated... more »»

Grumpy night for hockey

April 12, 2014 The Long Suffering Husband isn’t interested in hockey. Not even a little bit. He’ll watch television in another room while I’m watching hockey. more »»

A fond farewell to a fabulous neighbor

April 6, 2014 If you asked me today how to spell the word “neighbor,” it wouldn’t start with the letter “n.” And it would be two words, not one. Forget n-e-i-g-h-b-o-r. more »»

Lessons learned from speaker

April 6, 2014 It seems that too often we read stories about people who have let attention and fame go to their heads. more »»

Judging fun at the Iron Chef Clinic

April 6, 2014 There is nothing I like better than a fun program that teaches lessons in cooking and pits teams against each other in friendly competition at the same time. more »»

Trying to remember anything

April 5, 2014 I lose things. Chronically. My inability to keep track of my belongings is only second to my inability to remember anything — errands, appointments, my schedule. I’m just a mess. more »»

Gimme, gimme, gimme a goodie bag

March 30, 2014 Grab bags, goodie bags, treat bags — call them what you will, but I like them no matter their name. more »»

Some reasons to celebrate

March 30, 2014 Our area’s economy is undergoing some exciting changes, as the growth in the oil and gas industry in our region demonstrates. more »»

Oops, dinners, royalty and more

March 30, 2014 Apparently last week was vacation time for my brain when I wrote my column. I made two name mistakes, both for great people who work hard for their organizations. more »»

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