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A fresh look at festivals

June 29, 2014 The city’s recently completed annual weeklong collection of festivals and events offered a good opportunity for area residents to share a wide variety of experiences, learn a little bit of our... more »»

You can’t always eat like a rabbit

June 29, 2014 I confessed to a co-worker the other day that despite efforts to eat healthy and make like a rabbit and munch on carrots and lettuce and what I call Rambo salads — really, really big salads — some... more »»

Guest column/Ohio should come out of fireworks dark ages

June 29, 2014 I once again write to suggest that the time has come to consider legislation in Ohio to allow for the sale and use of the full line of consumer firework. more »»

Event brings gals together for tea

June 29, 2014 It is wonderful when mothers and daughters or any other female relative or friend meets in the very formal ceremony of a tea. more »»

Guest column/Opponent raises questions about Johnson record

June 29, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, has adopted many talents while representing Ohio’s 6th Congressional District in Washingto. more »»

It’s tough to let things go

June 28, 2014 I have trouble letting things go. Insults, slights, old grudges — I hold on to those things like they’re the keys to Fort Knox, but the most difficult thing to let go of is the kids. more »»

Thoughts about Holtz event

June 22, 2014 You might not know it when you talk with him, but Bobby Douglas is looking for help to ensure that the sport he has given so much to remains a part of the Olympics. more »»

Smile makes it worthwhile

June 21, 2014 Grampy Grumpy has accused me of forgetting his birthday, which is absurd and absolutely untrue. more »»

Guest column/Good news for Ohio farmers

June 21, 2014 It’s not too often you can read the words “good news” and “taxes” in the very same sentence, particularly when your business is farming. more »»

Just looking to relax

June 15, 2014 There’s not much doubt that travel can sometimes be stressful. That’s why it’s important to be able to sit back and relax when you have the chanc. more »»

Guest column/Memories of a father who was a Packard man

June 15, 2014 To paraphrase Ralphie Parker: Some men are Baptists, others Catholics — my father was a Packard man. more »»

Still married after grilling experience

June 15, 2014 A porch without a grill is not an equation for summer happiness so off Better Half and I went in recent days to buy on. more »»

Guest column/Judy Maple Foundation marks 10 years of giving

June 15, 2014 It was one of those really late night conversations — the kind that happens when family and friends get together and a crazy idea comes up that gets everyone excite. more »»

Guest column/Thanks for helping with this year’s health center gala

June 15, 2014 On behalf of our board of directors, volunteer health care providers, staff and patients, Suzanne and I would like to thank all of those dedicated supporters for the tremendous success of our... more »»

Harrison County events attended

June 15, 2014 There were three big things taking place in Harrison County over last weekend. more »»

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 »»

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