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‘Museum’ curator vs. ‘Me-Me-Me Queen’

February 28, 2016 Never mind all these political debates on television during this presidential election year. We have husband-and-wife-issue debates in our living room all the time. more »»

Guest column/Let the next president choose the new Supreme Court justice

February 28, 2016 America lost a stalwart advocate for our rule of law system with the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and we now face a tremendous challenge to maintain balance on the court. more »»

Getting ready for a lion or a lamb

February 28, 2016 March will be here on Tuesday. more »»

Being prepared for a post-apocalyptic world

February 27, 2016 I have spent what is probably too much time thinking about post-apocalyptic living. Until recently, I was convinced I would be wonderful at it. more »»

The message center near the coffee pot

February 21, 2016 I scribbled the note and put it next to the coffee pot before I left for work. more »»

Some things are inevitable

February 21, 2016 It seems that there is at least one word that always manages to work its way into every election cycle. That word is inevitability. We’ve seen it and heard it over and over again. more »»

Of snow, Valentines and clotheslines

February 21, 2016 It was a better day than expected for Valentine’s Day. more »»

Guest column/Working to help stop Ohio’s heroin emergency

February 21, 2016 Unintentional drug overdoses claimed the lives of 2,482 Ohioans in 2014. That’s nearly four deaths every day, and an alarming jump — more than 17 percent — over 2013’s drug-induced fatalities. more »»

Guest column/Civil rights movement grew from very bad times in U.S.

February 21, 2016 The civil rights movement was the response to one of the saddest, disturbing and despicable periods of our times. more »»

Black or white, man or woman, may we leave anger behind

February 20, 2016 What’s your boiling point? If you’re in the age bracket of 10 to 25, your anger susceptibility is at its lowest; if you’re 40 to 60, your rage capacity is highest; if you’re above 60, your... more »»

Some kvetching over yogurt

February 20, 2016 I’ve written columns my parents haven’t been enthusastic about. more »»

Guest column/Throwing some light on subject of life

February 20, 2016 To put out a fire, throw water on it. To stop shivering, throw on a coat. And, in a broader sense, to erase the darkness of ignorance and fear, which often leads to malice and hate, throw light on it. more »»

Enough of that Valentine’s Day stuff

February 14, 2016 Better Half threatened me in recent days. He had looked at the month of February, keenly aware that “the day” was nearin. more »»

Some things go together

February 14, 2016 My guess is that many, if not most, of our readers have had the opportunity to play a game where you are asked to find the common thread among several things that don’t seem to have any connection... more »»

Of Valentines, games and winters

February 14, 2016 Doesn’t the thought of this being Valentine’s Day make you feel just a bit happier? With a little song in your heart? It’s a day when nothing more is expected of you than to give a bit of happines... more »»

Guest column/Music helped slaves communicate while in the fields

February 14, 2016 Slavery began in 1619, and African-Americans have endured hardness as good soldiers. more »»

Guest column/Steubenville residents should say ‘yes’ to Issues 1, 2

February 14, 2016 On March 15 the citizens of Steubenville will be asked to once again renew the city’s .3 percent and .7 percent earnings tax issues. The .3 percent earnings tax will be Issue 1 and the . more »»

Guest column/Black History Month a time for real celebration

February 14, 2016 We have heard it said that a people who do not know their past do not have a future. more »»

Just a little bit of relaxation

February 13, 2016 All the Heathenish wanted for his birthday was a particular video game. He tempers his wish lists, so I wanted to make sure he got it. “Are we going to go and buy it?” My Little Professor asked. more »»

Time for a new alarming alarm clock

February 7, 2016 I bought myself a new bedside alarm clock the other day. The electric one I had still told time, but the alarm part of it decided it was time to retire or quit without further notice. more »»

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