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Guest column/Work of miners recognized

December 6, 2013 Today, we celebrate the fourth-annual National Miner’s Day. In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each De. more »»

Thanks and share a story with me

December 1, 2013 Welcome to December 2013, which means the end of another year is in sight. And with that comes that inevitable time of reflection about what kind of a year it’s been. more »»

Spelling bees and parades

December 1, 2013 Trying to get caught up: ¯ Now that the holiday season is in full swing, pupils in schools throughout our area will be turning their attention to an annual rite of this part of the school year — the... more »»

Animals’ antics generated smiles

December 1, 2013 Writing a column just before Thanksgiving, when the driving trip and the family feast has not yet begun, is a hard time in my writing life. more »»

Guest column/Media malpractice runs rampant on rape story

December 1, 2013 As a documentary filmmaker who specializes in media criticism and a former WTOV-TV sportscaster who once wrote a book about a year in the life of the Steubenville Big Red (and who has communicated... more »»

Thanks for turning family onto the world of Dr. Who

November 30, 2013 It’s all the fault of Craig Howell, the managing editor of The Weirton Daily Times. I’ll explai. more »»

Guest column/Community earns thanks

November 30, 2013 With this being the season for giving, I would like to take the time to give thanks to this wonderful community we live in. more »»

No let up on D.C. rhetoric

November 24, 2013 If you count yourself among the group of Americans that thinks the rhetoric that is coming out of Washington, D.C., has reached an extremely low point, you are not alon. more »»

A homestead kitchen full of thanks

November 24, 2013 I sat for the longest time staring at my laptop screen Wednesday night, contemplating what to write for this space today when I wasn’t nodding off, dreaming that I was done with what I awakened to... more »»

Concentrating on saying thanks

November 24, 2013 This is the week of Thanksgiving. Can you imagine it? The year is almost gone, with two big holidays sandwiched in before Jan. 1 rolls around agai. more »»

The worst dungeon master

November 23, 2013 Is there a competition for the absolute worst dungeon master in the world? Because I would totally win that. more »»

Guest column/Gratitude helps healthy living

November 23, 2013 Have you ever thought of Thanksgiving Day as the healthiest holiday of the year? Family recipes and a variety of foods — lots of food — are a big part of Thanksgiving tradition. more »»

Guest column/Memories of JFK are still alive

November 22, 2013 On Nov. 22, 1963, I was a fourth-grader at North Hills School in Marietta. more »»

Recalling names from ‘a while back’

November 17, 2013 I feel bad when it happens, then apologetic. more »»

A look at the lighter side

November 17, 2013 Several times a day, The Associated Press issues news digests, which are rather detailed listings of the stories and accompanying photographs and other items that will be available to subscribers. more »»

Some Veterans Day reflections

November 17, 2013 Veterans Day arrived at Fort Friendship Museum in Friendship Park, quite brisk but nothing compared to what many in the military were exposed to during the many battlesthat have occurred in or since... more »»

A holiday and brotherly visit

November 16, 2013 “What do you need?” I asked the Sassy Saint about the marching band’s upcoming performance at the Veterans Day ceremony. I always ask them what they need. more »»

Guest column/Studies underscore safety of shale development

November 16, 2013 Prospects for Ohio’s underground economy have never looked better. I’m referring to the growing economy centered 8,000 to 10,000 feet below ground in Eastern Ohio. more »»

Viewing but wondering what they said

November 10, 2013 When Better Half and I watch movies or TV shows together, it’s not too far into the story line when we gaze deeply into each other’s eyes and ask the same question: Huhh? What did they say? Did you... more »»

Oil, gas industry growing

November 10, 2013 You don’t have to sit with Chris Zeigler very long to realize that he is very passionate about the oil and gas industry in Ohio in general, and Eastern Ohio in particula. more »»

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