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Seeking the missing recipe

November 29, 2014 I go over to Grandmama’s to bake for a variety of reasons, but mostly because my kitchen stays clean and she’s got a better spice rack. Also, we have a lot of fun. more »»

Guest column/Counting blessings vs. burdens this holiday season

November 25, 2014 Thanks-living has its health rewards. The effects of thankfulness on health are measurable, according to researchers who have been studying the connection with great interest. more »»

Red Cross faces changes

November 23, 2014 The first thing Karen Conklin wants area residents to know is that the Red Cross is not leaving Jefferson County. “Nothing really changes. more »»

‘Warm’ thoughts for a Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Where’s a hot flash when you could use one? By the time this column runs, the weather will have improved some — I hope — but earlier this week, it was a case of way too much winter weather way too... more »»

Guest column/Community foundation working to improve our region

November 23, 2014 “Brittany” was 19 when she entered a runaway and homeless program administered by Youth Services System in Wheelin. more »»

Thoughts on this and that this week

November 23, 2014 I’m sure many readers are tired of me saying that I meet many great people when I am out and about during working hours and then on my own time. more »»

Trying to keep traditions alive

November 22, 2014 I’m not exactly organized. It’s not so much that I don’t have the organization skills, I just don’t have the time. My time-management skills do leave a lot to be desired. more »»

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 »»

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