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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 »»

We give up our information

June 16, 2013 It has been troubling to watch and listen during the past few weeks as we have learned more details about government surveillance programs that have been collecting telephone and Internet records of... more »»

Of Father’s Day and a special relay

June 16, 2013 The first thing I want to do is recognize an important event that is happening today — Father’s Da. more »»

Just how smart is this phone?

June 15, 2013 My parents were probably the only people in the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area (is that a thing? I’ve decided it’s a thing) to still have flip phones, other than the Long Suffering... more »»

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 »»

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