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Guest column/Ohio House Bill 536 will help to protect children

August 2, 2014 At Voices for Ohio’s Children, we do exactly what our name implies: We raise our voice for Ohio’s nearly 3 million kids. more »»

S-t-o-p if you’re going to mention ...

July 27, 2014 Picture my right arm up and that I’m holding an imaginary sign. It is red and spells the word S-T-O-P. No, I’m not directing traffic. more »»

Presentation will be special

July 27, 2014 Up until 13 years ago, the date of Sept. 11 probably carried little significance to most people. more »»

Taking the gang out to the ball game

July 27, 2014 This is the first time in seven years that Lamont and I were able to bring a large number of our family to the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times Community Day baseball game at PNC Park on June... more »»

Guest column/Education requires listening to all sides of issues

July 27, 2014 Based on conversations with 12 university and college presidents, a continuation of liberal intolerance on campus appears likely in the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Life among the trees

July 26, 2014 The Long Suffering Husband and the children went camping this past weekend with the Boy Scouts. more »»

Guest column/Attitude important for health

July 26, 2014 Yep, another “significant” birthday has come and gone. AARP has extended membership benefits to me for ... well, some time now. more »»

Politics, renovations, motorcycles

July 20, 2014 Taking some time to get caught up: ¯ It seems that with every election cycle, the campaign season gets longer and longer. more »»

A ‘friend’ through all seasons, moods

July 20, 2014 Jogging has been a good friend of mine through the years, something I have turned to at all times, in all seasons, in many mood. more »»

Guest column/The dangers of disregarding the Bill of Rights

July 20, 2014 During the Second World War, more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans were rounded up by the U.S. government and placed into concentration camps. Why? Because of fear. more »»

Smithfield reunion remembrances

July 20, 2014 I get a little nervous when I’m responsible for getting people informed about an upcoming anniversary and then seeing that they arrive at the dinner and are seated at the proper tables. more »»

Diving for candy a tradition

July 19, 2014 My Sassy Saint was in the city Fourth of July parade, and — for once — it went smoothly. I tried to get Sass’ attention as she marched by, but she kept eyes front. more »»

Looking into the future

July 13, 2014 One of the more intriguing proposals in Steubenville’s comprehensive plan calls for the creation of a civic plaza. more »»

Harrison County Fair reflections

July 13, 2014 What a week for the 167th Harrison County Fair. more »»

Guest column/A misguided energy policy

July 13, 2014 As treasurer of state, I wake up in the morning thinking about the economic well-being of Ohio’s families and Ohio’s finances. more »»

Facing desperate times

July 12, 2014 Faux Redhead has failed me. Last week — the week before I went on vacation — I had to write two columns. more »»

Guest column/Some wisdom picked up while visiting the barbershop

July 12, 2014 Who will voice what many Americans are thinking today? Is fear of an oppressive central government reaching a tipping point? These questions were at least partially answered for me during a recen... more »»

Black and pink critter confrontations

July 6, 2014 Why did the skunk cross the road? Or better yet, why did Janice stop to wait for the skunk to cross the road? Well, first off I was surprised to see a skunk on my very early, early commute along... more »»

Charter issues on ballot

July 6, 2014 If you live in Steubenville, you are going to be faced with making many decisions when you go to the polls on Nov. 4. more »»

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