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Anniversary almost forgotten

June 11, 2016 I was tired. It was Thursday morning. more »»

Some interesting numbers regarding the Steubenville area

June 5, 2016 Now that we’re through the local college graduation season and all but one of the Tri-State Area’s high schools — Harrison Central, which is scheduled to hold its ceremony this afternoon — has sent... more »»

Rolling out the cicada welcome mat

June 5, 2016 You would think that when you only have certain “visitors” show up once every 17 years that you could tough it out and demonstrate a little hospitality. more »»

Some 2016 Memorial Day memories

June 5, 2016 How was your Memorial Day weekend? The weather was highly agreeable, there were many choices of where to go for an American Legion service, and they all had food at the conclusion. more »»

From Canada to the newsroom

June 4, 2016 “Canadians have false advertising,” Sassy Saint told me. more »»

Take time to remember

May 29, 2016 While a glance at the calendar tells us that summer will not start for nearly another month, the warm, humid weather we enjoyed at the end of last week and the Memorial Day holiday indicate that the... more »»

Marking Memorial Day in the hometown

May 29, 2016 Come Monday, I’ll be saluting all veterans in general and Richmond-area veterans in particular as part of my hometown’s annual observance. more »»

Understanding the folds of the flag

May 29, 2016 Tomorrow is the actual date of Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day for the decorating of the graves of fallen soldiers and family members. more »»

Cheers for red, white and blue

May 29, 2016 Being Memorial Day weekend, our thoughts turn to patriotic music and the honoring of all the servicemen and women who have given their lives for our freedom. more »»

Anticipating an empty nest

May 28, 2016 We have been getting invitations for graduation parties for Sassy Saint’s friends. more »»

Guest column/Some simple advice to Donald Trump: Lead

May 23, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»

The what’s somebody’s name game

May 22, 2016 “What’s whatchamuhcallit’s husband’s name?” I looked to Better Half to be the Great and Powerful Mystery Person Name Solver, to handle with ease this question of mine that rocketed right out of... more »»

A glimpse at the spelling bee

May 22, 2016 In case you missed it, Mark Miller’s profile of Savannah Gatts that appeared in Saturday’s edition offers a glimpse into an interesting area resident. more »»

Musings about Mother’s Day events

May 22, 2016 I was present at and enjoyed two Mother’s Day food events this month — the Rush Run Community Chapel dinner and the Mother-Daughter Tea at Brightway Community Chapel. more »»

Adventures in mowing

May 21, 2016 I was tired of looking at our yard. The neighbors probably were tired of looking at our yard. more »»

Guest column/Improving health can make for a better self

May 21, 2016 “A healthy outside starts from the inside,” the late actor Robert Urich, a Toronto native, once said. That makes sense. Wednesday, marks the 23rd-annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. more »»

Things we think we know

May 15, 2016 There’s been some interesting conversation around the newsroom during the past several weeks, a lot of it centered around a couple of local stories that reporters have been working o. more »»

Haluski recipe and noodle negotiations

May 15, 2016 Having married into a Polish family, I learned to eat, like and make haluski, a regional favorite in the side-dish department. more »»

Guest column/Senate bill would give doctors more time with patients

May 15, 2016 I practice family medicine, I teach family medicine and I advocate for family medicine. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person and care for patients of all genders and every age. more »»

Of fair history, ice cream and more

May 15, 2016 Going to the fair was a big deal back when it started in 1847 for residents of Harrison County. more »»

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