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Appreciating the gift that Tuesday was

November 16, 2014 Tuesday was a gift. As it so happened, it was a day off, and sometimes a weekday off is even sweeter than a weekend. more »»

Time moves fast in politics

November 16, 2014 Just a few months can make a big difference in the world of politics. In case you need a reminder, you need look no further than Ohio, especially in the statewide races that were contested in the Nov. more »»

Guest column/Phillipson family thanks community for support

November 16, 2014 By TODD PHILLIPSON My wife, Carol (Trivoli) Phillipson, our daughter, Veronica, and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to some of the people who were instrumental in trying to... more »»

Trip for license not funny

November 15, 2014 I took my Sassy Saint to the Department of Motor Vehicles. She needed to take her permit test — my goodness gravy! — and I needed to renew my license. Neither one of us left with what we came for. more »»

If the shoe fits, buy it and have happy feet

November 9, 2014 There’s only one set of circumstances under which Better Half will go shoe shopping for himself — desperation. more »»

Judges have earned honors

November 9, 2014 Catching up on a busy week: Probably the greatest compliment that can be paid to a judge is that his or her decisions were always made with integrity and impartiality. more »»

Guest column/Former Red Cross director says thanks to community

November 9, 2014 On Friday, I left my position as executive director of the Jefferson County Chapter and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to my community for supporting the American Red Cros. more »»

Remember to honor vets Tuesday

November 9, 2014 Veterans Day will be here in two days. On that day, we honor those who gave their lives defending our way of life. more »»

It’s the thought that counts

November 8, 2014 Since school started, it feels like I go for stretches of days without seeing the Long Suffering Husband. more »»

Guest column/Good health will always be something of a balancing act

November 8, 2014 Congratulations to Nik Wallenda on his high wire feat in Chicago. more »»

Let your voice be heard

November 2, 2014 There’s a lot of interest regionally and nationally as we head into Tuesday’s mid-term elections. That’s understandable, though. While it appears to be safe to say that control of the U.S. more »»

Decompressing for return to normalcy

November 2, 2014 I don’t depart from routine all that much, but when I do, the return to normalcy requires some decompressing. I’m back on the job and back in today’s spot after a whirlwind trip to Wilmington, N.C. more »»

‘Straight from the Heart’ wellness

November 2, 2014 Learning about health issues in a fun atmosphere with a great bunch of ladies was on the program last month when the women’s committees of Jefferson, Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties put... more »»

Looking for Halloween fun

November 1, 2014 My sister, Foo-Dog, and I took Grandmama to trunk or treat. Correction: We took the kids to trunk or treat. Grandmama came along for the ride and we spent more time wrangling her than anything else. more »»

Guest column/Time to thank our veterans

November 1, 2014 The landmine took both his legs, one above the knee and the other below. Beyond that, his body was riddled with shrapnel. more »»

Guest column/When a public campaign masquerades as a personal decision

October 29, 2014 Imagine that you are standing in line at your supermarket pharmacy. more »»

Helping to work for a cure

October 26, 2014 We’re been fortunate for the past couple of years to have been able to bring some top-quality programs to town as part of the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Serie. more »»

Autumn brings banquets and apples

October 26, 2014 Two things that happen for certain in the autumn are the 4-H adviser and recognition banquet, arriving as activities close down for the year and in observance of Ohio 4-H Week, and the 36th-annual... more »»

Paws off — the wine is mine

October 25, 2014 Our new kittens are jerks. And I think the fluffy one may have eaten paint chips or something, because it isn’t the brightest bulb in the bunch. It spends a lot of time staring into space. more »»

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