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A slow learner who’s swiftly corrected

May 3, 2015 I’m a slow learner. Or in some cases, Better Half assures me, I’m a “no learner. more »»

Unity in the community

May 3, 2015 Do you remember the character of Mary Katherine Gallagher who appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1990s? Laurel McDowell does. more »»

Making a joyful noise unto the Lord

May 3, 2015 Making a joyful noise to the Lord is exactly what the Adena Lions Club members, their families, community and surrounding area citizens did for two evenings in mid-April at the Buckeye West... more »»

Suffering emotional whiplash

May 2, 2015 In almost 20 years, I have come to grips with the fact that my mother likes the Long Suffering Husband best. Everyone likes LSH best, even my own parents. It’s inexplicable. more »»

Confessions of one with weird wiring

April 26, 2015 I had a nice, new yellow legal pad in front of me where I was sitting at the kitchen table. more »»

Gregory’s run was inspiring

April 26, 2015 Rebekah Gregory told residents of the Tri-State Area she would cross the finish line at this year’s Boston Maratho. more »»

Easier to shop for tux than gown

April 26, 2015 April is drawing to a close. It will be the time of proms and graduations now that May is on the horizo. more »»

All dressed up, no place to go

April 25, 2015 I woke up face-down in a pool of snot at 3 a.m. My life is so glamorous. more »»

Remembering a special society editor

April 19, 2015 I searched in vain for a picture of Ann Kennedy, not all that surprised that I came up empty-hande. more »»

Gregory a real inspiration

April 19, 2015 If you have ever thought that one instant cannot really make a difference in your life, you need to listen to Rebekah Gregor. more »»

Reflections on ‘time well spent’

April 19, 2015 “A time spent with family is time well spent” is a saying on the new kitchen clock we put up recentl. more »»

Column ideas go over like a brick

April 17, 2015 It’s been a long week, but a boring one. Since I had a column due, I rallied the troops. “Quick, kids, I need to write a column this mornin. more »»

A real-life history lesson

April 12, 2015 One of the great things about the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series has been the chance to learn about events of historical significance from people who have actually... more »»

Who wants some applesauce? I do! I do!

April 12, 2015 Most every time we sit down to dinner, I pop the question. more »»

Guest column/Making the most of the energy boom through philanthropy

April 12, 2015 On March 19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland held a Shale Symposium at Wheeling Jesuit University. I attended on behalf of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. more »»

Ceremony pays tribute to veterans

April 12, 2015 “Time has taken its toll on the soldiers of yesterday. They walk slower, the spring in their step is almost gone. more »»

Tale of hockey and Easter eggs

April 11, 2015 Easter: The day Jesus rose from the dead and the Penguins rolled over and died. Or maybe not. As I write this, they have a chance to claw their way into the post-season. more »»

Growth seen across area

April 5, 2015 While it’s become fashionable to be critical of a perceived lack of economic development in our area, there have been some very positive announcements during the past several weeks. more »»

Wearing a smile, clothed in amazing grace

April 5, 2015 The Easter outfit I’ll be wearing today is nothing special. more »»

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter today

April 5, 2015 It is Easter Sunday, and many have been up early to attend sunrise services or will be attending church services soon. There is a good feeling about Easter. more »»

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