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Fair season is off and running

July 14, 2013 The fair season is here, arriving with a bit of rain, a bit of humidity and lots of sunny weather. The first one in our area was the Harrison County Fair held July 2-. more »»

Anybody but the Islanders

July 13, 2013 Now that hockey season is safely over, we can talk about hockey without drawing the ire and attention — and resultant bad luck — of the hockey gods to That Team We’re Still Not Namin. more »»

Two had impact on area

July 7, 2013 We might realize that change is a constant in our lives, but that doesn’t always make it any easier to accept. Case in point: The recent personnel moves at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. more »»

Guest column/America finds itself engaged in a world war

July 7, 2013 The United States is at war with the rest of the world and our central government has barely mentioned it to us. more »»

Guest column/Prioritize judicial elections and empower the voters

July 7, 2013 The search engine Yahoo! once did a study that found almost no one clicks to the second page of search engine results. more »»

Finding Marshall’s an adventure

July 7, 2013 I discovered that the village of Bergholz has more than the houses and businesses along the main thoroughfare when we did a search for the eating establishment on Second Street where we were to meet... more »»

Ready to fall off the cliff

July 6, 2013 I’m awful at video games. more »»

Some daily things worth appreciating

June 30, 2013 The days can be speckled with things to appreciate if we allow them to be. more »»

Guest colum/End of school doesn’t mean meals stop

June 30, 2013 For too many Steubenville children, summer break doesn’t just mean a break from homework; it also means a break from a dependable source of nutritious food. more »»

Many positive things that youth do

June 30, 2013 Youth in the Tri-State Area are not totally addicted to computer and iPod games, and they have the projects and community works to prove i. more »»

Guest column/It’s time for Ohio to make fireworks legal

June 30, 2013 Hasn’t the time come for Ohio to step into the 21st century and follow the lead of many other states and make the full line of consumer fireworks legal for sale and use in the state? Right now, 46... more »»

Trip for wedding leaves very warm feelings

June 29, 2013 So my brother, Davey Crockett, is married. more »»

Guest column/Kasich’s budget is bad deal for middle class

June 26, 2013 In the 11th hour of the biennial budget debate, statehouse Republicans who control both chambers and the governor’s mansion have proposed a brand new tax system that will affect Ohio taxpayers. more »»

Plenty of ways to celebrate

June 23, 2013 When you think of what it means to be an American, one of the first things that comes to mind is more than likely our annual Independence Day celebrations. more »»

Finishing strong in the races of life

June 23, 2013 “Finish strong!” In the days when I used to participate with some frequency in area 5K road races, it would not be uncommon to hear someone say those two words as runners neared the finish line. more »»

Guest column/John Minor worked to bring history alive

June 23, 2013 John Minor, history teacher, is retiring this year from his nearly 45-year teaching career. more »»

Enjoying time with UMW groups

June 23, 2013 Some friends asked me to attend their Smithfield United Methodist Women group some time ago. I did, liked it and have been going ever since. more »»

Guest column/June, Elder Abuse Awareness Month, a chance to learn

June 23, 2013 At a young age, many of us are taught to respect our elders, for they have spent their lives caring for us and contributing to the society in which we live today. more »»

Adventures in cookware

June 22, 2013 I can never go back to (mid-scale department store) home department. Never. It’s all my mother’s faul. more »»

Some pictures that I’m happy to have

June 16, 2013 Everybody doesn’t take great pictures all the time. I have plenty of proof of that, whether it’s pictures of myself or pictures of people in my family, including my dad. more »»

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