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Be prepared, it is about to envelope the valley

January 22, 2012 AFTER attending the respective Martins Ferry and Bellaire chamber of commerce luncheons this past week, I came away with a common thread from each session. more »»

Everything 'healthy' is not always healthy

January 15, 2012 We all know the “healthy diet” drill—eat low fat, low calorie and supplement that with fruits and veggies and all is well. more »»

Fracking fears may prove groundless

January 15, 2012 Earthquakes in the Ohio Valley? Possible, yes. Anything is. The Cleveland Cavaliers may win an NBA title someday. I may hit it big on the lottery one day. more »»

Residents take proactive stance with recycling

January 14, 2012 The residents of YTR are to be commended for their proactive approach to recycling. more »»

A Browns fan's lament

January 8, 2012 “You look ridiculous,” my husband, Justin, informed me last Sunday. I rolled my eyes. more »»

Big Brother is taking control of America’s schools

January 8, 2012 Given the generally accepted political tactics that have become common practice in Washington, D.C. more »»

Buckeye Local holding auctions Tuesday

January 8, 2012 THE LONG-AWAITED and much anticipated Buckeye Local School District auctions will unfold Tuesday. The district is ridding itself of two now-closed schools. more »»

2011: My Banner Year

January 1, 2012 Last year when I said goodbye to 2010, I thought perhaps I was leaving behind the best year of my life. “How could things possibly get better?” I wondered. more »»

2012 may be year of economic turnaround

January 1, 2012 CUTTING MY teeth in this business as a sports writer, predictions go with the territory. With 2012 unfolding today, I am poised to make a prediction for the new year. more »»

Smile! It’s ok, really

December 25, 2011 It’s the most wonderful time of the year—at least according to a popular Christmas song. more »»

Sanctions could have been much worse

December 25, 2011 WHILE MANY Ohio State football partisans believe the Buckeyes were dealt a raw deal by the NCAA this past week, I see no problem with the sanctions. more »»

Coat closet gains new lease on life

December 17, 2011 SANTA CLAUS arrived at a local coat closet in the form of a Morgantown-based company. DPS Penn -- a drilling leasing firm -- breathed new life into the Belmont County Coat Closet. more »»

Former T-L writer honored as novelist

December 10, 2011 A FORMER Times Leader sports writer is now an award-winning novelist. more »»

Crowning a new domestic goddess

December 4, 2011 The first time my now husband, then boyfriend, Justin, suggested we make dinner at his house rather than go out to eat, I was mortifie. more »»

Cera: A good fit to replace Gentile

December 4, 2011 THE POLITICAL landscape in Eastern Ohio is undergoing rapid change. When State Sen. Jason Wilson opted to accept Gov. more »»

Christmas season rapidly approaching

December 2, 2011 Even though the weather is trying to trick us to believe that it is still autumn, the Christmas season is fast approaching. more »»

It’s OK to say?Merry?Christmas to me

December 2, 2011 Yes, it really is okay to say Merry Christmas to me! But, how would you know it is really okay, if I didn’t tell you? Although Christians account for about 86 percent of America’s population,... more »»

OSU football to undergo Urban renewal

November 27, 2011 THERE IS no question the week's top story emanated out of Columbus. Late Tuesday, reports began to surface that Urban Meyer had reached a deal to become Ohio State's new football coach. more »»

Challenging presidential year looming

November 26, 2011 With the November 2011 election behind us, the voters have spoken and left Belmont County and the State of Ohio with some interesting results and decisions. more »»

America:?It is time to finally wise up

November 20, 2011 As a healthcare administrator during the 1980s, I had the rewarding experience of serving as a private sector representative to Lamar Alexander during his service as Tennessee’s governor. more »»



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