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Isn’t it good, Norwegian wood?

June 7, 2014 I don’t really remember when they started popping up like mushrooms, but, like mushrooms, every time I turn around, there’s another one: note cards taped everywhere. No, they’re not mine. more »»

Guest column/Students are choking on more than school lunches

June 7, 2014 There seems to be nearly universal brouhaha over the lunch program in our schools these days. more »»

A weekend of honoring veterans

June 1, 2014 A weekend to recall the fallen warriors of many battles turned out to be very memorable as I traveled to four services last weekend. more »»

Forgetfulness a problem

May 31, 2014 The Sassy Saint told me this hasn’t been the best year for her remembering things. She’s right. more »»

The bee by the numbers

May 25, 2014 There’s little doubt that Nathan Keenan and his family will have a great time in the Washington, D.C., area this week. more »»

Thanking God for veterans, packrats

May 25, 2014 Thank God for packrats. more »»

Three interesting weeks it’s been

May 25, 2014 School will be out in a few days, and for some it is already time for finding fun things to do for the summer or getting a job to pay for some school clothes for next yea. more »»

Glitter ... lots and lots of glitter

May 24, 2014 My Sassy Saint wore a dress. Let me repeat myself, because I know you’re just as flabbergasted as I am: Sass wore a dress. Not just any dress, a formal dress. more »»

Guest column/Long-term highway bill needed

May 19, 2014 We know that infrastructure investments and job creation go hand-in-hand. more »»

A new way to read us

May 18, 2014 Since Thursday, readers of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times have had another option when choosing how to read their daily newspaper. more »»

Smoking a turtle among week’s highlights

May 18, 2014 So, here are some highlights of my life from recent days. Try to stay awake now. more »»

A different 100-year-old birthday

May 18, 2014 I had never been to a 100-year birthday before I attended the Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County division, anniversary celebration on May 10. more »»

Memories and a good story

May 17, 2014 So Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m a little sad I didn’t get any funeral flowers. more »»

Planning for the future

May 11, 2014 The booklet has a rather unassuming title. It’s cover simply reads “Comprehensive Plan, Steubenville, Ohio. more »»

A mixed bag of Mother’s Day emotions

May 11, 2014 A mixed bag of emotions consumes me on this Mother’s Day. more »»

Guest column/Neglecting and abusing those who have served

May 11, 2014 One-hundred-twenty years ago, Rudyard Kipling captured the plight of forgotten and neglected veterans everywhere and it is still spot-on toda. more »»

An evening at a ‘tropical island’

May 11, 2014 It was nice to be transported to a tropical island paradise, with flowers and colorful leas everywhere the eye could see. more »»

Growing up a little too fast

May 10, 2014 Every have something you dreaded hanging over your head? Something that literally makes you physically sick to think about? Something that comes at you like an oncoming train, that looms over... more »»

Get out and vote Tuesday

May 4, 2014 Ohioans will go to the polls Tuesday in this year’s primary election, and while the statewide ballot holds little suspense, there are a couple of local races which are proving to be interesting. more »»

Sharing ‘That’s the Way It Is’ moments

May 4, 2014 Well, I’m still waiting for beautiful, sunny, hot, hot weather to make its debut. more »»

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