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Local Columns

It’s now eggplants or bust

Our Little Professor and Sassy Saint left me all alone for five days while they galavanted off on a school trip.Five days; I didn't know what to do with myself. I went home in the afternoons and didn't have to take them anywhere."This is what it will be like when they go to college," the Long ...

While awaiting the arrival of ‘royalty’ …

"Are the king and queen coming?" Better Half asked, his voice thick with a healthy heap of spousal sarcasm that I have come to anticipate and appreciate in him through the many years of our being together.I laughed."No," I said, though the question really didn't warrant a response. "You know ...

Taking a coal and court educational trip

Can you remember going on school bus trips in your youth and how excited you were to be getting out of school for even a short time?While it was not a far destination, the third-grade pupils in the Harrison Central School District got a chance to experience municipal, county and township ...

Guest column/Historic Fort Steuben commemorating 30 years

What are the qualities that guarantee success in any endeavor? I call them the Four P's: Patience, Persistence, Perseverance and Planning. During the course of history there have been dreamers and visionaries, but without the Four P's, the dreams could never take substantial form and the ...

Guest column/Keeping it 100 for Minority Health Month in Steubenville

Steubenville is celebrating Minority Health Month again in April. Part of this celebration has included a series of events ranging from a Stop the Violence 5K to free prostate cancer screenings. Unfortunately, what this year's celebration hasn't included is having the slightest idea about ...

Events bring us together

A strength of our area continues to be a sense of community. No matter what problems we have faced, or what problems we are facing, residents across the Tri-State Area have shown time and again the strength that comes from standing together and supporting each other.That was proven once again ...

New local history to be unveiled

A new book about local history and a famous local family will be unveiled tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Schiappa branch library conference room."My Dad the Doctor: The Story of Howard Holland Minor" has been written by his daughter, Mary Minor Evans. She grew up in Steubenville and spent summers in ...

Some shopping-induced panic

I had already lost the will to live three times.Consecutively.It was hot. I was sweating, although it may have been a nervous sweat.My Sassy Saint and I were clothes shopping.I know I should let her chose her own clothing. I know that it's a silly thing to argue over. I know there are more ...

‘13 Hours’ an exciting read

It's a great feeling, that sense of excitement you get when you read a book that grabs your attention to the point that you just can't seem to put it down. Having the chance to experience a great story told by a skilled author remains one of the great pleasures in life.Works of fiction can ...

Things occur to me, and I take action

Things occur to me, and I take action.In this case, I had placed an order for "a few things" from a company that sells western items - clothing, jewelry, household goods, etc., stuff that makes Janice's world go 'round.And I had placed the order, mind you, because I'm such a considerate person, ...