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Guest column/Lower oil and gas prices are affecting shale exploration

February 15, 2015 Part of the lore of the oil and natural gas industry is how new drilling techniques and fracking methods were used during the years to produce more oil and gas out of conventional vertical wells. more »»

Always ready for fundraiser brunches

February 15, 2015 We need something to look forward to after church on Sunday, and the Smithfield Fire Department pancake-sausage brunch was just the thing to get people together and enjoy some good food. more »»

Guest column/Kasich plan helps Ohio businesses

February 15, 2015 Why did I wait so long to be my own boss? That’s a question, often tinged with a hint of regret that I hear from small-business owners when they share their success stories with other aspiring... more »»

Following the honest ones

February 14, 2015 The kids and kittens didn’t do anything unusually cute this week. more »»

The Valentine’s Day pressure returns

February 8, 2015 Calendar scanning prompted Better Half’s announcement, his eyes wide with a sense of oh-no at the realization that it was February, and Valentine’s Day was fast approaching. more »»

You can help others in area

February 8, 2015 If you didn’t have a chance to read Dave Gossett’s story about the United Way of Jefferson County that appeared on Page 1A of last Sunday’s edition, you owe it to yourself to go back and take a loo. more »»

County farm bureau wants members

February 8, 2015 It was burgers and fries, soups, salads and pies that tempted the taste- buds of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau members who came out in the cold for the annual membership drive that sends chairme... more »»

Guest column/Sometimes we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired

February 8, 2015 Today marks another year and the month of February being designated for celebrating and honoring the most distinguished, profoundest and impeccable history, which has played a role in almost every... more »»

Keeping an eye on the parents

February 7, 2015 My parents traveled out of town recently to celebrate their anniversary. more »»

Auto show a sign of spring

February 1, 2015 The calendar might show that we’re just a little more than one month into winter, and the weather our area has experienced during the past week might reinforce that, but it’s always interesting to... more »»

In ‘de-thickening’ mode, not diet

February 1, 2015 I am not dieting. I am, however, in “de-thickening” mode. more »»

What weather will February bring?

February 1, 2015 One more month of winter weather has passed — days that were filled with deep down temperatures, blowing snow, slippery roads and fog that turned the tree limbs and sidewalks to a crystal ice. more »»

Robotic overlords welcome

January 31, 2015 I turn the gaming system on, and it chips. “Hi, Summer” appears in 2-inch high letters. “How does it know my name?” I asked. “We had to connect it to the account you used to buy it when we set it up. more »»

Guest column/Out-of-school programs helping

January 31, 2015 News about the present and future of American K-12 education continues to be discouraging. But a series of effective out-of-school programs is creating a glimmer of hope. more »»

Progress starts next week

January 25, 2015 When you pick up your copy of next Sunday’s newspaper, you will find that it will include the first installment of our annual Progress Edition. more »»

It was a week of a lot of brokenness

January 25, 2015 “I might break your camera.” I’ve lost count how many times people have said that to me over the years, cautioning me just as I’m about to snap a picture. more »»

Guest column/The elixir of too much pride is damaging our nation

January 25, 2015 I hope this will remind you of who we really are as people, definitely, a better perspective remembering the land of our ancestors and most of all it’s learning about our past that makes us... more »»

January brings time for snow art

January 25, 2015 There has been enough snow during the month of January that people have been able to build snowmen with the fluffy flakes. more »»

Just another opportunity

January 24, 2015 The Sassy Saint wandered downstairs, wrapped in a blanket and her hair standing up every which way. One eye was half-open and she mumbled something incoherent as she stumbled toward the kitche. more »»

Guest column/Looking at health by the numbers

January 24, 2015 My dad dabbled in paint, mostly wall and house paint, but occasionally he tried his hand at a paint-by-numbers kit. Remember those? Craft Master kits were the rage. more »»

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