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Easter, hockey and family togetherness

April 11, 2015 Easter: The day Jesus rose from the dead and the Penguins rolled over and died. Or maybe not. As I write this, they have a chance to claw their way into the post-season. more »»

Local community spirit is alive and well

April 5, 2015 There are a great many naysayers and nitpickers in our area; people who probably have never and will never have a positive thing to say about their community and those who live there. more »»

The Father’s sacrifice

April 5, 2015 The Bible says, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." I've considered this verse ofte. more »»

The destructive nature of ‘forced pooling’

April 5, 2015 In the wake of West Virginia’s 2015 legislative session, much media attention has been given to the policy known as “forced pooling,” a policy promoted by the largest and most politically connected... more »»

Fiscal responsibility a key to continuing to improve our state

April 5, 2015 More than 60 days ago, the leadership team of the 82nd Legislature gaveled members of the Senate and the House of Delegates for the 2015 legislative session. more »»

Wearing a smile, clothed in amazing grace

April 5, 2015 The Easter outfit I’ll be wearing today is nothing special. more »»

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter today

April 5, 2015 It is Easter Sunday, and many have been up early to attend sunrise services or will be attending church services soon. There is a good feeling about Easter. more »»

In search of help with our laundry

April 4, 2015 It’s amazing how much laundry four people can produce in one day. I’m doing laundry every day, and every day, I’m losing socks. It’s not like back in the day where I had to worry about baby socks. more »»

The budgets are only going to get tighter

March 29, 2015 Our local governments have been facing deadlines in recent weeks to submit their budgets to the state, budgets which, quite frankly, have seen better days. more »»

Striving to become a ‘true son’

March 29, 2015 One of the Apostle Paul's helpers was a man named Titus. He refers to him as, "my true son in our common faith. more »»

Off and running, lipstick or no lipstick

March 29, 2015 I am 56. My sister Cathy is 66. We made a pact that in 2015, the good Lord willing, we would return to participate in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, a 1. more »»

Present-day event, olden-day memories

March 29, 2015 Have you ever had an incident occur that took you back to something in your childhood? It could be something good, bad, funny or sad, but for a short time you are back in the days of your youth. more »»

The difference between then and now

March 28, 2015 I'm still in touch with my best friend from middle and high school. To hear her tell it, I sat beside her at lunch one day and announced she was coming to a party I was having that weekend. more »»

Weirton celebrates its rich heritage

March 22, 2015 On Saturday, for the seventh consecutive year, Weirton celebrated its cultural heritage with the Festival of Nations at the Millsop Community Center. more »»

Spring cleaning with God

March 22, 2015 Allow me to share some good news with you: "Sring has finally arrived!" Soon we will stop hearing threats against a groundhog, who has nothing to do with the weather. more »»

I don’t always respond to the memo

March 22, 2015 I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s not because I forgot. It’s mainly because I have never quite wrapped my brain around wearing certain colors for certain occasions. more »»

Cadiz Business Association gives awards

March 22, 2015 For 17 years, the Cadiz Business Association has been honoring individuals, organizations and businesses for their selfless work toward making the community a better place and the people a... more »»

Motherly arguments and hockey talk

March 21, 2015 My mother can argue over anything. Last week, she argued with me over a salad that she wasn't eating. (She graciously did allow me to purchase and eat said salad. Eventuall. more »»

Open government is good government

March 15, 2015 Today marks the beginning of Sunshine Week. Now, for those who aren’t familiar, Sunshine Week isn’t a celebration of the beginning of spring and warmer temperatures. more »»

Joy at the sight of some sidewalks

March 15, 2015 It’s amazing what joy the sight of a sidewalk can bring. more »»

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