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Guest column/You can do good, feel healthy

October 5, 2013 How far would you go to be a good neighbor? A regular Joe was driving home to be with his family after a hard day. He came upon a beat-up, broken-down car along the side of the road. more »»

Grass seed and thrift shopping delights

September 29, 2013 We were standing in the checkout line, Better Half beside me holding this big bag of grass seed, when it struck me funny. more »»

Caring about our community

September 29, 2013 If you are looking for proof that a relatively small group of people can have a great impact on an area in a relatively brief amount of time, you need only consider what happened Thursday. more »»

Rain didn’t dampen festivities

September 29, 2013 Rain did not stop the festivities that went on as planned for the Smithfield Fire Department, with the autumn fest that was held Sept. 21. more »»

The world has gone really batty

September 28, 2013 As the sun has begun to go down earlier and the Little Professor’s Boy Scout Troop has started meeting later, I’ve noticed small, vaguely bat-like shapes lurking. more »»

Guest column/Our government is too large

September 25, 2013 As this fiscal year comes to a close on Monday, there is passionate debate in Congress, and throughout America, about how best to continue funding our government while dealing with Washington’s... more »»

Never mind the ladders and black cats

September 22, 2013 They say stay away from black cats and ladders on Friday the 13th. For me it was the office water cooler. more »»

Manager search continues

September 22, 2013 While many residents of Steubenville were disappointed to learn Wednesday that council’s choice for the next city manager, Gerald C. more »»

Smithfield pastoral anniversary

September 22, 2013 There is no song to sing for 20 years of faithful service at the same church, but Carol Ann Garcia and Judie Phillippi, deaconesses, did the next best thing. more »»

Battle of the band very intriguing

September 21, 2013 Apparently, woodwinds and brass don’t get along? I’m Not 100 percent sure on this — it’s news the Sassy Saint brought me from band cam. more »»

Content knowing useless information

September 15, 2013 “That’s some bad hat, Harry.” I recognized those words immediately. The comment rang familiar, very familiar. more »»

Our Community Stars shine

September 15, 2013 Every year for the past 15 years, the staff at the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times has put out a call to residents of the Tri-State Area, asking them to help us find 10 unsung heroes, those... more »»

Learning a lot at wine, food festival

September 15, 2013 The Point on the Lake at Friendship Park on Sept. more »»

Looking for the Tooth Fairy

September 14, 2013 These days, kids see their mouths as gold mines. Every lost tooth is a cause for celebration, probably because they get a couple bucks per tooth. Inflation, I guess. more »»

Have a seat, take a seat, pull up a chair

September 8, 2013 When I’m sitting in the waiting room of the dentist’s office, I just naturally and nervously want to think about something else other than the impending tooth inspectio. more »»

United Ways support area

September 8, 2013 With the beginning of September comes the start of the campaigns of United Ways across our region. more »»

Enjoying picnic, return to festival

September 8, 2013 Being invited to an organization’s picnic is always great fun, not to mention no cooking for that night, but it is even more exciting to be called to the front and presented a plaque for the... more »»

It’s all fun and games at the zoo

September 7, 2013 The kids and I doubled up on zoos over the weekend, going to the Pittsburgh Zoo Saturday and Oglebay Good Zoo Sunday. By Monday, I never wanted to leave the house again. more »»

‘Did you say something to me?’

September 1, 2013 “Did you say something to me?” This is not an uncommon question that Better Half and I ask each other as part of our own Kiaski style of communicating … or lack thereof. more »»

Interesting advice to live by

September 1, 2013 Sometimes, you can get great advice from at an unexpected time. Such was the case during this year’s Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 11. more »»

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