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Meeting journalists and awaiting spring

February 21, 2016 The Ohio Newspaper Association held its annual convention in Columbus this week, and I was fortunate to be able to attend. more »»

Let’s leave anger and revenge in the past

February 21, 2016 What’s your “boiling point?” If you’re in the age bracket of 10-25, your anger susceptibility is at its lowest; if you’re 40-60, your rage capacity is highest; if you’re above 60, your disposition... more »»

A true national tragedy; and now, the choices

February 18, 2016 Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that. more »»

Eyewitness testimony: The eyes can be deceiving

February 18, 2016 How many times have you heard someone say, “Believe me; I know it’s true. more »»

Seeking Cruz’s friends in Washington? Check the House

February 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz’s rivals like to say he doesn’t have any friends in Washington. That’s not true. more »»

Does love make you feel like leaping?

February 14, 2016 Well, we only have approximately 40 days until spring! I can’t complain — it has been a rather mild winter so far. more »»

Is pain at the pumps a thing of the past?

February 14, 2016 I feel like a kid again. One of my favorite pastimes with my high school friends was exploring Belmont County — all of Belmont Count. more »»

Battling cabin fever by enjoying local events

February 7, 2016 This is not my favorite time of year. I miss the green leaves on the trees and the smell of fresh-cut grass. more »»

Little-known history lesson is important one

January 31, 2016 As a young student in the Union Local School District, I was fortunate to have many excellent teachers. more »»

Ohio Valley fortunate not to be blasted by storm

January 24, 2016 “Snowmageddon 2016” turned out not to be such a big deal for our local area. more »»

A new year comes with new opportunities

January 24, 2016 When asked about the pending new year on a New Year’s Eve, our hometown hero, Brad Paisley, remarked, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. more »»

Meeting people who make a difference

January 17, 2016 I got to spend some time with one of my favorite people this week. On?Friday afternoon, I met John Mattox to talk about some of his plans for the future of the Underground Railroad Museu. more »»

School district will make most of year

January 17, 2016 Occasionally, I will read the comics in the newspaper. One of those that usually attracts my interest is “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. more »»

Achieving greatness takes perseverance

January 17, 2016 Christopher Columbus kept tow records of the distances traveled on his first voyage to the New World in the Santa Maria. One was true, he thought, but he deliberately faked the othe. more »»

UL-made coloring book is fun and relaxing

January 10, 2016 My name is Jennifer, and I may be addicted to coloring. Adult coloring books were all the rage this holiday season. It seemed that everywhere I went, I saw them for sale. more »»

Celebrating a century of experience

January 3, 2016 I watched a century pass before my eyes this week. Two local news legends retired, and the stories they shared as we bid them farewell painted a vivid picture of decades of life in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

January 1, 2016 CHEERS to the Monroe County Port Authority for the purchase of 49 acres of land in Salem Township as this is designed as a forward step in economic development in that county. more »»

Keep region beautiful by battling litter

December 27, 2015 Christmas was anything but white this year. more »»

Looking back and forward for Belmont County

December 27, 2015 Dear Belmont County, This past year signified a new era for Belmont County. It was a year marked with productivity and progress, with innovation and ideation, with substance and success. more »»

Let love, not violence, define who we are

December 20, 2015 We are living in a day where as in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»



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