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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 »»

Some thoughts on Veterans Day

November 10, 2013 Tomorrow will be Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, and we do have much to remember and be thankful for. more »»

Sharing pink and sparkly time

November 9, 2013 The Sassy Saint will be going to her first formal dance this year, and I’m not ready. more »»

Guest column/More average than industrial

November 9, 2013 The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently dumped Alcoa and Hewlett Packard —two companies that actually make things. (DJIA also kicked Bank of America out of the club. more »»

Get out and vote Tuesday

November 3, 2013 This year’s general election might not have all of the luster of last November’s, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. more »»

An optimistic person I am, pretty much

November 3, 2013 I think of myself as an optimist, a person who lives with a sense of hope and a mindset that everything will be OK … eventually. Two examples from recent weeks of living bear testimony to tha. more »»

Guest column/Keystone pipeline right for U.S.

November 3, 2013 We have seen amazing economic growth in Ohio and across the nation from domestic energy exploration and development. more »»

JSWCD presents awards at banquet

November 3, 2013 A narration and pictures of life during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl were part of the program presented at the 70th anniversary of the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District annual... more »»

An honest look at hockey

November 2, 2013 It’s hockey season again. Some things are the same this year; some are different. more »»

Guest column/Need a boost? Take these tips

November 2, 2013 I needed a breather, but the Starbucks was crammed. All I wanted was a smoothie, but I was weary about the long wait. more »»

Kiaski family will always love Lucy

October 27, 2013 I’m not sure how we came to name her Lucy. I think it’s because she was funny, and because, like the old TV show “I Love Lucy” we definitely loved her. more »»

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