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The fair ... ‘Where Dreams are Made’

August 18, 2013 “Where Dreams are Made” was the theme for the 142nd-annual Jefferson County Fair, and many dreams came true for those entering livestock projects or competing in the horse shows. more »»

Looking to get out of Swissvale

August 17, 2013 I escaped from Swissvale. I’ll tell you: It was rough. I didn’t think we were all going to make it out alive. Maybe it wasn’t Swissvale, maybe it was West Mifflin. I’m not 100 percent sure. more »»

Catching up on the news

August 11, 2013 As we near the middle of August, it seems like a good time to get caught up on some things that have been happening around out area. more »»

Responding to an anticipated question

August 11, 2013 It’s an anticipated question when you return to work after days away from the office, be it on a stay-cation or a go-away trip. more »»

‘Taking us out to the ballgame’ day

August 11, 2013 “Take me out to the ball game” was the theme for those boarding the two buses chartered by the Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times to give readers a chance to get to a game without the hassle of driving... more »»

Everyone a hero in their story

August 10, 2013 Our publisher recently wandered into the newsroom and told me not to set the table on fire at an upcoming press association shindig. more »»

Raising money for charity

August 4, 2013 Chances are you have never met Jim Meston, but you should know that the longtime member of the Hickory, Pa., Lions Club enjoys having a good time while helping others. more »»

Guest column/Questions about human sexuality remain complex

August 4, 2013 “God has given you one face and you make yourself anothe. more »»

Journeys with the crazy traveler

August 3, 2013 Grampy Grumpy is a maniac behind the wheel. This is a fact of life. The sky is blue, water is wet and Grampy Grumpy is a crazy driver. more »»

Guest column/Traps to avoid while you are parenting

August 3, 2013 It is easy for us to say that children today “have more than we ever dreamed of having.” However, they also inherited some negative offsprings of today’s highly competitive society. more »»

A week of learning some lessons

July 28, 2013 It was a week of learning experiences for me, including one lesson learned the hard, wet way. more »»

Enjoying some summer fun

July 28, 2013 We’re told constantly that strong neighborhoods are the backbone of our communities. I was reminded how true that is last Sunday when the All-Terrain Bocce Golf Open was held on Brockton Road. more »»

Another scorcher of a fair week

July 28, 2013 It was another scorching hot fair last week, the Carroll County Fair. more »»

Sacrificing to keep others safe

July 27, 2013 As I’ve noted before, Grampy Grumpy plans all of our vacations. The most input I’ve ever had was threatening a mutiny if we went to the beach one more time. That year, we went to the mountains. more »»

High humidity and bad grocery lists

July 21, 2013 I have a three-part theory. -- High humidity does not promote good marital relations. -- Grouchy marital relations brought on by high humidity do not facilitate good grocery list making. more »»

Pirates excitement building

July 21, 2013 Residents of our area have always been supportive of the Pittsburgh Pirates, through the good times and bad. more »»

Smithfield High School memories

July 21, 2013 An important thing that the Smithfield High School Alumni get-togethers are good for is the great and sometimes not-so-great memories of things that happened at the school, the teachers, students an... more »»

Guest column/There was plenty to do in our community during June

July 21, 2013 No one could complain that there was nothing to do in June in Steubenville. more »»

Guest column/Warning issued: Beware of scam artists and thieves

July 21, 2013 So many times I, along with the Herald-Star have issued warnings to our citizens, especially to our senior citizens concerning scams. more »»

Welcome and thanks for tagging along

July 14, 2013 If you’re reading this column today for the first time, either on purpose or accidentally, hello, you newbie, you. Welcome and don’t be frightened, grasshopper. more »»

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