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Nine more months to go

August 29, 2015 School started, and I am tired. We haven’t even really got into the swing of things yet. We are still in the eye of the storm, so to speak. All summer, I slept in until 7 a.. more »»

Guest column/America has chance to lead at Arctic conference

August 28, 2015 Chances are, most Ohioans are not thinking of the Arctic Circle. more »»

Different views on the world

August 23, 2015 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and Sen. Joe Manchin both represent parts of our region in Congress, and both sometimes bring a different perspective to issues that affect us. more »»

Tough on toasters and coffee machines

August 23, 2015 In my house, we’re tough on toasters and coffee machines. It seems as though sooner than later, we’re always in the market for one of the two must-have, can’t-live-without kitchen appliances. more »»

A busy and memorable fair week

August 23, 2015 Well here it is the last day of the 144th Jefferson County Fair. more »»

Shopping trips try patience

August 22, 2015 We went school shopping. Last year, we took Grandmama, and she took my Sassy Saint’s side in every single argument over clothing. more »»

January’s creeping closer

August 16, 2015 We’re just heading into the heart of the pennant races of Major League Baseball, and it’s way too early to even begin to predict how far the Pirates will play into the postseason. more »»

A banner year for carrots in the ears

August 16, 2015 I’m not sure what the problem is, if Better Half and I are growing a banner crop of carrots in our ears or what, but our communication ways of late seem to be waning. more »»

Guest column/Teachers are most critical part of education system

August 16, 2015 It’s the onset of fall and that means, as it does every year, that school is about to start. This is a process we take for granted. Because we take it for granted, we underestimate its complexity. more »»

4-H events eyed on threshold of fair

August 16, 2015 The 144th Jefferson County Fair officially begins on Tuesday, but there are 4-H events that have to be completed today and Monday before the events get under way. more »»

Guest column/We’re working to defend the rule of law

August 16, 2015 John Adams once coined a phrase which perhaps best personifies the American form of order: “A government of laws, and not of men.” His meaning behind this phrase was quite clear. more »»

Time to go for a little spin

August 15, 2015 I don’t ride amusements that spin. I will ride things that rotate — the carousel and the turtle are fine. But I won’t ride anything that spins. This is a rule. more »»

Good reads stand test of time

August 9, 2015 There has never been a shortage of material written about sports. Sports in general also has served as the subject of countless movies — of the theatrical and made-for-television varieties. more »»

Of odds and ends in the grocery cart

August 9, 2015 When the kids were little, and we’d all go grocery shopping as one big moderately happy consumer family, it wasn’t unusual for unexpected odds and ends to wind up in the shopping cart. more »»

Guest column/President’s carbon plan bad for Ohio, bad for America

August 9, 2015 Last week, the Obama Administration and its radical EPA decided to fundamentally change our energy grid, putting all Americans at risk. more »»

Vacation fun in North Myrtle Beach

August 9, 2015 Time goes by fast when you’re having fun. I have heard this many times and experienced it just as many times. more »»

Guest column/Walk reveals how far some sections of city have fallen

August 9, 2015 On July 19, I had the privilege to walk with the Steubenville Big Red Band in its annual march-a-thon. As we started out on our 4. more »»

Cats don’t appreciate baths

August 8, 2015 Something to consider if you ever get a white cat: The dirt shows. Now, I’m not sure how often I’m supposed to scrub these animals, but I lean on the side of not too often. more »»

A week of embarrassing moments

August 2, 2015 I love that one song by the Doobie Brothers — “Listen to the Music.” It’s one of those feel-good songs that always makes me happy. more »»

Numbers make us think

August 2, 2015 When you work in a newsroom, you find that people like to send information to you. more »»

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