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The battle for the remote

December 16, 2012 “What are we watching?” I asked my husband, Justin, irritatedly one Sunday afternoon. Justin smirked, and I glanced at the TV, unimpressed by the extreme couponing show he’d flipped on. more »»

Not all causes are worth championing

December 16, 2012 NOT ALL things went bad for unions in Michigan this past week. Right-to-work legislation became law in the heavy industrial state Tuesday, dealing a blow to unions in the blue-collar state. more »»

Not all causes are worth championing

December 16, 2012 NOT ALL things went bad for unions in Michigan this past week. Right-to-work legislation became law in the heavy industrial state Tuesday, dealing a blow to unions in the blue-collar state. more »»

Time for increasing student performance

December 9, 2012 Several states finally got the memo and have just announced plans to add 300 hours, the equivalent of about 50 days, to the school year as part of a State/Federal pilot program. more »»

Ferry lays claim to state football title

December 9, 2012 DURING ST. Clairsville’s spirited march to the Division IV state championship game, it was noted on several occasions that no Belmont County school had ever won a state football championship. more »»

Find the 'why' to get to the 'how'

December 2, 2012 A few weeks ago during church, the priest made a statement in his homily that should resonate with a lot of people. “If something is not to your liking, don’t make excuses or blame others. more »»

Tough punishment needed in bomb threat cases

December 2, 2012 I HAVE no patience for individuals who phone in bomb threats. None whatsoever. more »»

Red Devils are the real gridiron deal

November 25, 2012 FRIDAY NIGHT frozen fun. Paul Brown Stadium in Massillon was certainly that. Cheering on the St. more »»

'What the stinky everything!'

November 18, 2012 “I think there’s something wrong with your cat,” my husband, Justin, said to me one evenin. more »»

UL school board again fumbles the ball

November 18, 2012 UNFORTUNATELY, IT is time to revisit the thinking process of the Union Local Board of Education. more »»

Patriotism flying high throughout Ohio Valley

November 11, 2012 A NEW wave of patriotism is sweeping through the Ohio Valley. It has nothing to do with Tuesday's election. Rather it focuses on a dedicated and selfless group of individual. more »»

Fifth time may prove charm for Bellaire schools

November 4, 2012 TUESDAY CANNOT come and go soon enough. This election has been marked by the nastiest and ugliest mudslinging in my memory. more »»

A 'match' made in heaven

October 28, 2012 Two weeks and one day from now, I’ll have been married to Justin for one year. more »»

Boo in the Park: A Halloween fixture

October 28, 2012 BOO IN the Park has blossomed into a rite of October. more »»

That giant sucking sound from Washington

October 28, 2012 We seldom have a direct vote or voice in setting our levels of taxation. more »»

Martins Ferry schools put teeth into teaching

October 21, 2012 Learning isn’t confined to the classroom. Nor does it need to be taught by a human. That premise was reinforced Thursday at the Martin Ferry High track complex. more »»

Kasich delivers for Eastern Ohio

October 14, 2012 I HAVE never been a big John Kasich fan. It has nothing to do with party affiliation. I don't put much stock into Democrat or Republican labels. It comes down to the individual. more »»

Taking an in-depth look at the state issues

October 14, 2012 On Nov. 6, or for those voting now during Ohio’s early voting period, voters will see two (2) state issues on their ballots. more »»

Students are choking on more than school lunches

October 14, 2012 There seems to be nearly universal brouhaha over the lunch program in our schools these days. more »»

A waist is a terrible thing to waste

October 7, 2012 “What is THAT?” my husband, Justin, asked me one evening as I sat down on the couch. I had a large plastic cup filled with a thick, green liquid and I proceeded to slurp on it. more »»

 
 

 

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