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The long-suffering mailbox

June 14, 2014 We get our mail delivered to the house. We don’t get too many bills — we’ve gone paperless for most of that. We do get circulars, come-ons for credit cards we can’t afford and appeals for donations. more »»

Guest column/Time to look at healthy do-over

June 14, 2014 Makeovers are the rage. Reviewing the “before and after” photos of someone’s physical alterations fascinate u. more »»

History and some numbers

June 8, 2014 Friday marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Ceremonies along France’s northern shore offered a chance for everyone to pause and remember the sacrifices made by Allied troops. more »»

Being reminded of some simple truths

June 8, 2014 If you missed me in this space last Sunday, thank you. more »»

Guest column/Fernwood Outdoor Days Program a tradition

June 8, 2014 Each year during the month of May, Fernwood State Forest abounds with hundreds of fifth-grade students who hike the trails, participate in interdisciplinary activities and experience new learning... more »»

Not all showers involve rain

June 8, 2014 Spring is for showers, not just the ones that bring rain and flowers, but for bridal and baby events as well. more »»

Isn’t it good, Norwegian wood?

June 7, 2014 I don’t really remember when they started popping up like mushrooms, but, like mushrooms, every time I turn around, there’s another one: note cards taped everywhere. No, they’re not mine. more »»

Guest column/Students are choking on more than school lunches

June 7, 2014 There seems to be nearly universal brouhaha over the lunch program in our schools these days. more »»

A weekend of honoring veterans

June 1, 2014 A weekend to recall the fallen warriors of many battles turned out to be very memorable as I traveled to four services last weekend. more »»

Forgetfulness a problem

May 31, 2014 The Sassy Saint told me this hasn’t been the best year for her remembering things. She’s right. more »»

The bee by the numbers

May 25, 2014 There’s little doubt that Nathan Keenan and his family will have a great time in the Washington, D.C., area this week. more »»

Thanking God for veterans, packrats

May 25, 2014 Thank God for packrats. more »»

Three interesting weeks it’s been

May 25, 2014 School will be out in a few days, and for some it is already time for finding fun things to do for the summer or getting a job to pay for some school clothes for next yea. more »»

Glitter ... lots and lots of glitter

May 24, 2014 My Sassy Saint wore a dress. Let me repeat myself, because I know you’re just as flabbergasted as I am: Sass wore a dress. Not just any dress, a formal dress. more »»

Guest column/Long-term highway bill needed

May 19, 2014 We know that infrastructure investments and job creation go hand-in-hand. more »»

A new way to read us

May 18, 2014 Since Thursday, readers of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times have had another option when choosing how to read their daily newspaper. more »»

Smoking a turtle among week’s highlights

May 18, 2014 So, here are some highlights of my life from recent days. Try to stay awake now. more »»

A different 100-year-old birthday

May 18, 2014 I had never been to a 100-year birthday before I attended the Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County division, anniversary celebration on May 10. more »»

Memories and a good story

May 17, 2014 So Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m a little sad I didn’t get any funeral flowers. more »»

Planning for the future

May 11, 2014 The booklet has a rather unassuming title. It’s cover simply reads “Comprehensive Plan, Steubenville, Ohio. more »»

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