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A glimpse back in time

June 9, 2013 Steubenville’s Barry Robb certainly has an appreciation of history. more »»

Hee-haw — the life of a pack mule

June 9, 2013 I’ve been called a lot of things, but never a pack mule. At least not until the other day when I was leaving the office and a co-worker made that observatio. more »»

Weeks crammed with activities

June 9, 2013 Some weeks are crammed with interesting events and banquets to attend, and the last two weeks were perfect examples. more »»

Dungeon master a tough job

June 8, 2013 The national media is telling me geek is chic. I suppose it’s a good thing, since my son, the Little Professor, is enchanted with all things geeky, although he’s indifferent to public approval. more »»

Simple words to live by

June 2, 2013 “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried. more »»

Guest column/Let’s work together to strengthen judicial elections

June 2, 2013 It would be hard to think of an area of our society that is not affected by judges and the courts. more »»

Using strengths to take on life’s many challenges

June 2, 2013 The Long Suffering Husband is smart. Well, for the most part — he did marry me, after all, implying he might not be as smart as I think. more »»

Guest column/Cemetery tour very revealing

June 1, 2013 My husband and I went to visit the various cemeteries in Jefferson County on Memorial Day. more »»

Some observations from past week

May 26, 2013 The past week produced today’s observations, including the fact that I’m not alone. more »»

Thoughts on Memorial Day

May 26, 2013 In last Monday’s edition, staff writer Dave Gossett wrote about Milton Fabianich and the Weirton Last Man’s Club. It was a fitting story as we prepare to mark Memorial Day on Monday. more »»

Educational fun for area pupils

May 26, 2013 School will be out in a few short days, but some interesting programs took place over the past week that made it fun and educational for the elementary students from around the county. more »»

Guest column/Ohio legislators have honored local veterans

May 26, 2013 As we celebrate another Memorial Day, it is important to remember that the purpose of the holiday is to honor those who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country. more »»

Remember to share kind word

May 25, 2013 It was a bad morning. The Little Professor couldn’t find any clothes. The Long-Suffering Husband had hidden them by hanging them up in the closet. more »»

A tray of sandwiches for somebody

May 19, 2013 I don’t know why I do what I do sometimes. In this particular case, maybe I did what I did because Janice isn’t really a popular girl’s name. more »»

Some changes, some constants

May 19, 2013 If there’s one constant that comes out of 115 S. Third St. in Steubenville, it’s that change is inevitable. more »»

Reflections on a special banquet

May 19, 2013 Through the years of my youth I heard so much about the Hanna Coal giant Earth movers from my dad, but it didn’t mean much at the tim. more »»

Guest column/Unbiased horsesense needed to reform education

May 19, 2013 A recent Rasmussen poll tells us that American voters have little confidence in our K-12 schools. A mere 18 percent believe that most high school graduates have the skills needed for college. more »»

On a new plateau this Mother’s Day

May 12, 2013 The mother who comes home from the hospital with a newborn for the first time does so with a sense of relief, feeling excited about the return to familiar surroundings to establish a new normalcy as... more »»

Interesting week in city

May 12, 2013 The past week was certainly an interesting one in Steubenville. Consider: ¯ City Council will certainly have a new look in January. Michael R. more »»

It’s the day to pay tribute to mom

May 12, 2013 Mother’s Day, a tribute to the lady who provided support and understanding over the years, has arrived today without a 76-trombone tribute or a pack of trained dogs marching down the street. more »»

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