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Toronto’s ‘new’ library is 25

November 8, 2015 This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Branch Library’s “new” building. more »»

Jerk Cat takes on the cupcakes

November 7, 2015 I told our Sassy Saint not to give Jerk Cat any birthday cake. “He wants it,” she said. “We all want things that aren’t good for us,” I said. more »»

People are greatest assets

November 1, 2015 There have been a couple of reminders during the past two weeks or so that our region’s greatest assets are the men and women who make their homes here. The first came on Oct. more »»

Community Stars: Special people, event

November 1, 2015 If you’re so inclined, make sure you check out Page 5E in today’s Valley Life section. more »»

Guest column/Ohio addressing problem of human trafficking

November 1, 2015 Ohio is ranked fourth in the nation for strengthening its human trafficking laws. more »»

Ramblings and whatever comes to mindRamblings and whatever comes to mind

November 1, 2015 This is my week without pictures, so I can ramble on about whatever comes to mind. Sometimes it can be nothing, other times, it can be lots. more »»

Letting spirit shine through

October 31, 2015 This past week was spirit week, and somehow our Sassy Saint was appointed band senior sign coordinator. Apparently it went thus: “Will we get senior signs this year?” Student No. 1 said. more »»

Guest column/Getting more from your workout

October 31, 2015 Remember the Royal Canadian Air Force 5BX (five basic exercises) Plan? Hugely popular in the 1960s, it was simple to do, but boring as heck. more »»

Struggling with the season transition

October 25, 2015 It’s no secret that Better Half and I go through this change-of-season mood swing this time of year. more »»

Comedy becomes reality

October 25, 2015 One of my favorite series of skits that have appeared on “Saturday Night Live” involves Dan Aykroyd, who I say is arguably the greatest single player in the show’s 40-plus year histor. more »»

Guest column/There are options for members of council to consider

October 25, 2015 For some weeks I have been following the discussions at Steubenville Council meetings and reading comments by members of the administration in the newspaper regarding the finances of the city and ho... more »»

Apple Stirrin’ Time cold, but fun

October 25, 2015 The weather man has been known to hand out a dose of cold weather at many of the Unionport Apple Stirrin’ events, and this was another time when it was a bit nippy. more »»

It’s later than you think

October 24, 2015 Many of our Sassy Saint’s friends are high school seniors this year, and that’s not a good thing, because they’ll be taking off for parts unknown in a few short months. more »»

Guest column/Task of refurbishing our town responsibility of community

October 24, 2015 As we near the end of the year, Steubenville City Manager Tim Boland is passing on a dire economic forecast that he and City Council have known about for most of the year. more »»

Guest column/Forum offered a chance for area residents to learn

October 24, 2015 The Meet the Candidates forum on Oct. more »»

Guest column/Some lessons learned in Colorado

October 23, 2015 As a former county prosecutor, I feel that the best way to get the truth about something is to get out and observe it firsthand. more »»

One man’s routine is another’s novelty

October 18, 2015 The ho-hum routine of one man is the novelty, new adventure of another’s. more »»

We’re ready to honor stars

October 18, 2015 When this year’s Community Stars are honored during the annual dinner, it will bring an end to a process that started near the beginning of September, one that brought with it a very pleasant... more »»

Meeting the llamas at local event

October 18, 2015 There are only two words in the dictionary — one that has been in my possession since Jay graduated from high school — that start with the double consonants of LL and one of them is llama. more »»

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