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Enjoying the variety of 2024 summer attractions in Ohio

National Travel and Tourism Week kicks off on May 19, and summer is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than by enjoying some of the best attractions Ohio has to offer? From relaxing resorts to exciting sporting events to unique sightseeing, Ohio has more to offer this ...

Commencement: A time for new beginnings

Last weekend Lynnda and I attended our oldest granddaughter’s commencement (graduation) from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. We have three other graduates in our family this year. Two from high school and one from eighth grade. One grandson is headed to the ...

On your mark, get set … to visit Wellness Weekend

It’s that time of year again — the Ogden Newspapers Wellness Weekend is merely one week away. At first glance, many folks might not think the weekend activities and events are for them. I can understand that, since I haven’t been a runner on a regular basis since I was in college. In ...

Remembering Mom this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day will be the 46th Mother’s Day without my mother being physically alive. I only had 17 Mother’s Days with her, and yet I can’t stop thinking about her from time to time. I lost my mother to cancer when I was 17 years old. She had three forms of cancer, breast cancer, ...

The satisfaction of a successful sale

Despite some dreary weather, Belmont’s community sale day appears to have been a big success. Last week, I shared my background in yard sales with readers who follow this column. I also mentioned that I would be hosting a yard sale as part of the community day on May 8. My husband, Mike, ...

Attending the National Plastics Expo

Over twenty-five years ago during my corporate life, I still recall a very memorable trip from Charleston, WV to Paintsville, Kentucky. I took US 119. Back then prior to Corridor G, most of it was two-lane. In Kentucky I had to stop for a man with two large paper grocery bags in his arms to ...