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Laundry remains perplexing

April 4, 2015 It’s amazing how much laundry four people can produce in one day. I’m doing laundry every day, and every day, I’m losing socks. It’s not like back in the day where I had to worry about baby socks. more »»

Guest column/April a time to give gift of life

April 4, 2015 April is Donate Life Month, a time to reflect on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. more »»

Showing faith in our area

March 29, 2015 At one point during the 2014 Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast, Tracy McManamon offered an interesting goal for the organization. more »»

Off and running, lipstick or no lipstick

March 29, 2015 I am 56. My sister Cathy is 66. We made a pact that in 2015, the good Lord willing, we would return to participate in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, a 1. more »»

Present-day event, olden-day memories

March 29, 2015 Have you ever had an incident occur that took you back to something in your childhood? It could be something good, bad, funny or sad, but for a short time you are back in the days of your youth. more »»

Lessons have been learned

March 28, 2015 I’m still in touch with my best friend from middle and high school. To hear her tell it, I sat beside her at lunch one day and announced she was coming to a party I was having that weekend. more »»

Guest column/It’s time to take charge of how we respond

March 28, 2015 “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” John Wayne’s on and off-screen persona has wide appeal. His pick-yourself-up, shake-off-the-dust attitude made him a super star. more »»

I don’t always respond to the memo

March 22, 2015 I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s not because I forgot. It’s mainly because I have never quite wrapped my brain around wearing certain colors for certain occasions. more »»

The cost of March Madness

March 22, 2015 The string of warm and dry days we had is the past week or so is a sure sign that spring is here, a fact that was confirmed Friday evening when the season officially started. more »»

Cadiz Business Association gives awards

March 22, 2015 For 17 years, the Cadiz Business Association has been honoring individuals, organizations and businesses for their selfless work toward making the community a better place and the people a... more »»

Relaxing afternoon with mom

March 21, 2015 My mother can argue over anything. Last week, she argued with me over a salad that she wasn’t eating. (She graciously did allow me to purchase and eat said salad. Eventuall. more »»

A story worth hearing

March 15, 2015 When we launched the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series in November 2012, we were a little apprehensive about just what kind of response we’d receive from residents of... more »»

Joy at the sight of some sidewalks

March 15, 2015 It’s amazing what joy the sight of a sidewalk can bring. more »»

Guest column/How Ohio’s public records law has turned into a mess

March 15, 2015 In 1963, the Ohio General Assembly fashioned the state’s first open records law. more »»

Youth were ‘cookin’ at Iron Chef Clinic

March 15, 2015 Learning to cream butter and sugar together, adding wet and dry ingredients in small amounts, incorporating it together and knowing the correct temperature to set a oven are important lessons in the... more »»

Getting from here to there

March 14, 2015 My ability to get lost is legendary. So legendary that I once tried to drive from Wintersville to Rayland and ended up somewhere just south of Cleveland. more »»

I promise to dance if you play ...

March 8, 2015 Any time a wedding invitation makes its way to the Kiaski mailbox, it’s occasion for calendar happiness in my book. more »»

Spelling bee real competition

March 8, 2015 Thirty years might be a long time, but sometimes it’s hard to really appreciate how much things can change during that period. more »»

Noting the passing of special people

March 8, 2015 I don’t know of a month when so many people I have felt a great fondness for have died. There was Eunice Christian of Smithfield, Lilly Bressler of Steubenville and Kevin Torok of Bradle. more »»

Guest column/Council faces tough choices about utilities

March 8, 2015 I was employed at the City Utility Office in the rank-and-file position of customer relations for 30 1/4 years. I retired from the city in August after a short family leave of about six week. more »»

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