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From the Pulpit: Be careful where you look for answers

December 15, 2013 The advent (good word for the season) of the internet has brought massive changes to the world – it has literally changed how we do just about everything. more »»

‘I love you’ checkpoints along the way

December 15, 2013 “Are you sure you love me?” Better Half asked, semi-engrossed in his “Cinder-fella” duties at the kitchen sink. more »»

There’s nothing like a parade

December 15, 2013 I love a parade. more »»

All it needed was a little love

December 14, 2013 The kids dragged the Christmas tree out of the crawl space and were assembling it, being allowed to do so for the first time this year. more »»

Christmas tree always beautiful

December 14, 2013 The kids dragged the Christmas tree out of the crawl space and were assembling it, being allowed to do so for the first time this year. more »»

Discipline tough to muster in December

December 8, 2013 Discipline is tough to muster in December, especially when it comes to the holidays and all the food it generates. It’s in excess this month, don’t ya’ know. No doubt about tha. more »»

Crawley touched many lives

December 8, 2013 I was among the many members of the community who were saddened when we heard of the death of Rex Crawley. The 1982 graduate of Steubenville High School died Nov. 23. more »»

Guest column/Our central government’s reaching critical mass

December 8, 2013 After years of enrichment, our central government is very close to achieving critical power mass and triggering the equivalent of an irreversible nuclear reaction that will permanently lower the... more »»

Good deeds, projects applauded

December 8, 2013 Doing good deeds and required projects doesn’t need to be rewarded. It is a reward in itself to know something beneficial was done. But it is also good to be recognized at times. more »»

Yams make holiday complete

December 7, 2013 The holiday season is like the first big drop in a rollercoaster — the slow, inexorable build-up and sense of anticipation, followed by that moment when you’re balanced at the tippy-top and you... more »»

Guest column/Work of miners recognized

December 6, 2013 Today, we celebrate the fourth-annual National Miner’s Day. In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each De. more »»

Think of ways to give this Christmas

December 1, 2013 Most of us have stuffed ourselves with a big Thanksgiving meal by now, and many have braved the crowds for their Black Friday (or even Gray Thursday) shopping spre. more »»

From the Pulpit: The best Christmas memory

December 1, 2013 Christmas memories. Most of us have no problem bringing to the surface recollections of Yuletide events that impacted our life or in some unique instances even dramatically helped form our characte. more »»

Thanks and share a story with me

December 1, 2013 Welcome to December 2013, which means the end of another year is in sight. And with that comes that inevitable time of reflection about what kind of a year it’s been. more »»

Spelling bees and parades

December 1, 2013 Trying to get caught up: ¯ Now that the holiday season is in full swing, pupils in schools throughout our area will be turning their attention to an annual rite of this part of the school year — the... more »»

Animals’ antics generated smiles

December 1, 2013 Writing a column just before Thanksgiving, when the driving trip and the family feast has not yet begun, is a hard time in my writing life. more »»

Guest column/Media malpractice runs rampant on rape story

December 1, 2013 As a documentary filmmaker who specializes in media criticism and a former WTOV-TV sportscaster who once wrote a book about a year in the life of the Steubenville Big Red (and who has communicated... more »»

My son is becoming a Whovian

November 30, 2013 It's all our managing editor, Craig's, fault. I'll explain. On weekends, when the children have been especially naughty or annoying, I make them go to the office with me. more »»

Thanks for turning family onto the world of Dr. Who

November 30, 2013 It’s all the fault of Craig Howell, the managing editor of The Weirton Daily Times. I’ll explai. more »»

Guest column/Community earns thanks

November 30, 2013 With this being the season for giving, I would like to take the time to give thanks to this wonderful community we live in. more »»

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