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Gregory a real inspiration

April 19, 2015 If you have ever thought that one instant cannot really make a difference in your life, you need to listen to Rebekah Gregor. more »»

Reflections on ‘time well spent’

April 19, 2015 “A time spent with family is time well spent” is a saying on the new kitchen clock we put up recentl. more »»

Column ideas go over like a brick

April 17, 2015 It’s been a long week, but a boring one. Since I had a column due, I rallied the troops. “Quick, kids, I need to write a column this mornin. more »»

A real-life history lesson

April 12, 2015 One of the great things about the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series has been the chance to learn about events of historical significance from people who have actually... more »»

Who wants some applesauce? I do! I do!

April 12, 2015 Most every time we sit down to dinner, I pop the question. more »»

Guest column/Making the most of the energy boom through philanthropy

April 12, 2015 On March 19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland held a Shale Symposium at Wheeling Jesuit University. I attended on behalf of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. more »»

Ceremony pays tribute to veterans

April 12, 2015 “Time has taken its toll on the soldiers of yesterday. They walk slower, the spring in their step is almost gone. more »»

Tale of hockey and Easter eggs

April 11, 2015 Easter: The day Jesus rose from the dead and the Penguins rolled over and died. Or maybe not. As I write this, they have a chance to claw their way into the post-season. more »»

Growth seen across area

April 5, 2015 While it’s become fashionable to be critical of a perceived lack of economic development in our area, there have been some very positive announcements during the past several weeks. more »»

Wearing a smile, clothed in amazing grace

April 5, 2015 The Easter outfit I’ll be wearing today is nothing special. more »»

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter today

April 5, 2015 It is Easter Sunday, and many have been up early to attend sunrise services or will be attending church services soon. There is a good feeling about Easter. more »»

Laundry remains perplexing

April 4, 2015 It’s amazing how much laundry four people can produce in one day. I’m doing laundry every day, and every day, I’m losing socks. It’s not like back in the day where I had to worry about baby socks. more »»

Guest column/April a time to give gift of life

April 4, 2015 April is Donate Life Month, a time to reflect on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. more »»

Showing faith in our area

March 29, 2015 At one point during the 2014 Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast, Tracy McManamon offered an interesting goal for the organization. more »»

Off and running, lipstick or no lipstick

March 29, 2015 I am 56. My sister Cathy is 66. We made a pact that in 2015, the good Lord willing, we would return to participate in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, a 1. more »»

Present-day event, olden-day memories

March 29, 2015 Have you ever had an incident occur that took you back to something in your childhood? It could be something good, bad, funny or sad, but for a short time you are back in the days of your youth. more »»

Lessons have been learned

March 28, 2015 I’m still in touch with my best friend from middle and high school. To hear her tell it, I sat beside her at lunch one day and announced she was coming to a party I was having that weekend. more »»

Guest column/It’s time to take charge of how we respond

March 28, 2015 “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” John Wayne’s on and off-screen persona has wide appeal. His pick-yourself-up, shake-off-the-dust attitude made him a super star. more »»

I don’t always respond to the memo

March 22, 2015 I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s not because I forgot. It’s mainly because I have never quite wrapped my brain around wearing certain colors for certain occasions. more »»

The cost of March Madness

March 22, 2015 The string of warm and dry days we had is the past week or so is a sure sign that spring is here, a fact that was confirmed Friday evening when the season officially started. more »»

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