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Some reflections from the 2014 fair

August 24, 2014 I always take notes of little things that catch my attention at the Jefferson County Fair and will convey some of them now. more »»

Guest column/Look at story through the lens of recovery, not outrage

August 24, 2014 In the never-ending saga that the news media has erroneously called the “Steubenville Rape Case,” yet another chapter is in the process of unfoldin. more »»

Burning talent on display

August 23, 2014 When it comes to disasters, I’m talented. No one can equal my ability to turn the ordinary into a catastrophe. Last week, I almost set the house on fire not once, but twic. more »»

Planning for the future

August 17, 2014 There’s a lot of good information that comes out when members of the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee gather for their monthly meeting. more »»

In need of compiling a ‘Get With It’ list

August 17, 2014 A co-worker gasped as she sauntered by a conversation in progress in the newsroom the other da. more »»

Guest column/Looking for ways to fight against the war on coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Tricky weather for county fair

August 17, 2014 County fair weather consists of two climates — extremely hot or stormy. more »»

Guest column/Questions for all of us: How did things ever get so far

August 17, 2014 Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the five warring families to redress... more »»

Territorial turkey terrorizes

August 16, 2014 Grampy Grumpy thought it would be a splendid idea to take all of his grandchildren camping. more »»

A question that strikes terror in my heart

August 10, 2014 There are some questions I get asked this time of year that strike terror in my heart. more »»

Learn about the issues

August 10, 2014 While there can be the occasional exception, it is pretty much universally accepted that an informed and involved voter is the best voter. more »»

Time for a know-by-heart week

August 10, 2014 The upcoming Jefferson County Fair week will be a routine I know by heart after these many years of rounding up 4-H winners, talking to royalty candidates and getting together with the fair board, o... more »»

Looking for ways to amuse

August 9, 2014 “Your column didn’t make me laugh this week,” Grandmama told me. “Excuse me?” “Your column didn’t make me laugh,” she explained. “Usually, when I read it, I laugh out loud at least once. more »»

Guest column/The war to end all wars fell short of its promise

August 9, 2014 It was 100 years ago that World War I exploded, though there’s not much in the way of commemoration. more »»

Political season heats up

August 3, 2014 As pointed out in this space a few weeks back, election season is starting to heat up a little earlier than usual. In case you needed a reminder, consider that Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. more »»

Some of this and that from me to you

August 3, 2014 I’ve got some this and that from me to you this week, including a big announcement. A roll of the drum, please — I have become a “grandmother” again. more »»

Guest column/Positive aspects of Ohio State band overlooked

August 3, 2014 During the years of 2008 to 2010, I had the privilege of being a member of the Ohio State University marching band, better known as the OSUMB or the Best Damn Band in the Lan. more »»

Some exciting events in Smithfield

August 3, 2014 Some exciting events that took place in Smithfield last week were the Jefferson County Veterans Association’s annual picnic and the Bicycle Safety Rodeo held at the recreation comple. more »»

Life can be a rollercoaster

August 2, 2014 My parents, my sister Foo-Dog, and her two boys, the Heathenish and the Hellion, recently visited an amusement park. more »»

Guest column/Ohio House Bill 536 will help to protect children

August 2, 2014 At Voices for Ohio’s Children, we do exactly what our name implies: We raise our voice for Ohio’s nearly 3 million kids. more »»

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