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It’s time for the Harrison County fair

July 3, 2016 If July is here, could the Harrison County fair be far away? Actually the junior fair segment starts Monday with all livestock weighed in starting at 8 a.m. more »»

Doubling up on a photo

July 2, 2016 Sassy Saint and I were lolling around the house, because the Long Suffering Husband and Professor had gone off to Boy Scout camp to learn about first aid and finding your way through the woods with ... more »»

Guest column/Some thoughts about times when life goes sideways

July 2, 2016 What’s wrong? Why so uneasy? There are moments when you suspect deep down you’re not whole, when you feel you have somehow misplaced a portion of your sou. more »»

Keeping the summer in June 20, 2016

June 26, 2016 This is a column about how I spent Monday, June 20th, 2016, the first official day of summer. I devoted the bulk of it working to maintain a positive attitude despite doses of daily-life interference. more »»

Different view of the Curse

June 26, 2016 I will be the first person to tell you that even though I consider myself to be a sports fan, my allegiances clearly are with Pittsburgh, and I have a passing interest — at best — in Cleveland sports. more »»

Preserving area’s mining heritage

June 26, 2016 Many residents in Harrison, Jefferson and Belmont counties have had grandfathers and dads who worked in the deep, dark confines of the coal mine. more »»

Mission to rescue Space Cat

June 25, 2016 Space Cat is made of equal parts hair and evil. The hair is obvious, especially when I’m wearing anything blac. more »»

Guest column/Livestock exhibitors must know what Ohio’s laws ask for

June 25, 2016 Summer marks the beginning of fair season — a time when thousands of 4-H youth all across Ohio showcase the animal projects they have spent so much time perfectin. more »»

Guest column/Be respectful of veterans when enjoying holiday fireworks

June 25, 2016 As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends and all those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be... more »»

‘Gotcha’ moment calls for dad jewelry

June 19, 2016 The day began with a “gotcha’” moment. They come with less frequency now given my dad passed away very unexpectedly more than 22 years ago. more »»

Voinovich valued values

June 19, 2016 With all of the media attention some politicians seem to attract these days, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that there are elected officials who never get caught up in the excitement of the... more »»

A studied subject now writing subject

June 19, 2016 I knew of Gen. George Armstrong Custer from my elementary school days when we studied history, something that always held my interest. more »»

Attack of those pesky Cicadas

June 19, 2016 This is the year of the cicadas in our area, and it has certainly been a topic of discussion. more »»

Tales from the cicada front

June 18, 2016 Does anyone know if we are on the down swing with the cicadas? Are we done with this? I’d like to be done with thi. more »»

Guest column/Sharing memories of a buddy from law school

June 18, 2016 A few years ago — quite a few, in fact — our late Sen. George Voinovich was “my old law school buddy” at the Ohio State University College of Law in Columbus. more »»

Guest column/Elderly should be valued

June 13, 2016 At a young age, many of us are taught to respect our elders, for they have spent their lives caring for us and contributing to the society in which we live toda. more »»

The confessions of a cheese hoarder

June 12, 2016 In our many years together, Better Half and I have rarely argued about finances, family, politics, religion or child-rearing. But we have had our major moments over chees. more »»

Learning all about FFA organization

June 12, 2016 I came to know about the FFA organization when I started working at the Herald-Star office in Cadiz many years ago. more »»

Plenty to do in coming week

June 12, 2016 This coming week is one that area residents look forward to every year. more »»

Guest column/More progress needed on higher education challenges

June 12, 2016 As another academic year draws to a close, higher education is facing increasing criticism and scrutiny. Seemingly, little progress has been made in long-standing areas of concer. more »»

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