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Some plants aren’t pet-friendly

May 7, 2016 Dear Readers: April showers have brought May flowers, your yard should be in full bloom, and most of us have houseplants, too! Have you thought about what plants your pets might be curious about and... more »»


May 7, 2016 TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 8). Someone has found the way to your heart and will dance there in the weeks and months to com. more »»

Geist offers look at history

May 1, 2016 Books, magazines, newspaper clippings, transcripts and movies are all great tools when it comes to studying important events in history, but you can get a much better perspective on what happened... more »»

Insight shed on ‘How was your day?’

May 1, 2016 “How was your day?” It’s a question no doubt asked in households across America every day, every where, a simple question that prompts a simple answer or a detailed one. It just depends. more »»

Guest column/Many have stepped up to help A Caring Place

May 1, 2016 A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center sincerely thanks those who made sacrifices to celebrate the mission of A Caring Place at our 11th-annual fundraiser event on April 9. more »»

Remembering a friend, old products

May 1, 2016 I enjoy receiving the newsletter from the Puskarich Public Library of Cadiz, Freeport and Scio. more »»

Guest column/Area supported Charleston run of Madonna girls

May 1, 2016 More than one month has passed since the Madonna Lady Dons basketball team made its trip to Charleston for the W.Va. Girls State Basketball Tournament. more »»

It’s now eggplants or bust

April 30, 2016 Our Little Professor and Sassy Saint left me all alone for five days while they galavanted off on a school trip. Five days; I didn’t know what to do with myself. more »»

While awaiting the arrival of ‘royalty’ ...

April 24, 2016 “Are the king and queen coming?” Better Half asked, his voice thick with a healthy heap of spousal sarcasm that I have come to anticipate and appreciate in him through the many years of our being... more »»

Events bring us together

April 24, 2016 A strength of our area continues to be a sense of community. more »»

Taking a coal and court educational trip

April 24, 2016 Can you remember going on school bus trips in your youth and how excited you were to be getting out of school for even a short time? While it was not a far destination, the third-grade pupils in th... more »»

Guest column/Historic Fort Steuben commemorating 30 years

April 24, 2016 What are the qualities that guarantee success in any endeavor? I call them the Four P’s: Patience, Persistence, Perseverance and Planning. more »»

Guest column/Keeping it 100 for Minority Health Month in Steubenville

April 24, 2016 Steubenville is celebrating Minority Health Month again in April. Part of this celebration has included a series of events ranging from a Stop the Violence 5K to free prostate cancer screenings. more »»

New local history to be unveiled

April 24, 2016 A new book about local history and a famous local family will be unveiled tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Schiappa branch library conference roo. more »»

Some shopping-induced panic

April 23, 2016 I had already lost the will to live three times. Consecutively. It was hot. I was sweating, although it may have been a nervous sweat. My Sassy Saint and I were clothes shopping. more »»

‘13 Hours’ an exciting read

April 17, 2016 It’s a great feeling, that sense of excitement you get when you read a book that grabs your attention to the point that you just can’t seem to put it down. more »»

Things occur to me, and I take action

April 17, 2016 Things occur to me, and I take action. In this case, I had placed an order for “a few things” from a company that sells western items — clothing, jewelry, household goods, etc. more »»

Good reason behind delayed cleaning

April 17, 2016 I did something last Saturday that I have not done since Jan. 31. I cleaned the full-length mirror in our bathroom. more »»

In search of a life of her own

April 16, 2016 All my free time is invested in my children’s social lives, and I have none of my own. What is even more sad is I’ve only just now realized this. more »»

Brain implant lets paralyzed man regain use of hand

April 16, 2016 NEW YORK — A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his brain. more »»

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