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March 18, 2012 Like most everyone in the country who works in an office, follows college basketball or has a pulse, I filled out an official 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket. more »»

Get Your Geek On!

March 18, 2012 I HAD never considered the word, “geek,” to be a complimentary term, so when my dear friend Betty Pokas informed me that she had volunteered me to be a guest speaker for Geek Week at the Puskarich... more »»

Ferry schools mourning loss of teacher

March 18, 2012 DEATH always yield sadness. Some more painful than others. The Martins Ferry School District is currently dealing with one of gut-wrenching proportions. more »»

Sheets, milk, and a shrinking sweater

March 11, 2012 So maybe I’m not so great at this whole domestic thing after all. A while back, I had written about my newly found domestic prowess — how I would give Martha Stewart a run for her money. more »»

Belmont County awaits new sheriff

March 11, 2012 THERE IS a new sheriff in town. Well, almost. Belmont County will welcome a new sheriff come next year. more »»

March weather remains an uncertainty

March 10, 2012 The weather continues to be a mystery, one day it is 30 and snowy and another is 60 and sunny. more »»

Ohio is again in political spotlight

March 4, 2012 AFTER MONTHS of campaigning, Ohio is poised for its primary election, part of Super Tuesday nationwide. more »»

Exploring one-star wonders

March 4, 2012 I HAVE a confession to make. After reading a particular book or seeing a particular film or television series, I often enjoy paying a visit to and calling up the reviews. more »»

Local candidates coming to Lansing

February 26, 2012 OHIO'S PRIMARY election is just nine days away. In order to educate Belmont County voters somewhat better, a "Meet the Candidate Night" will be held this Tuesday at the Lansing Community Center. more »»

Several Relay for Life events scheduled

February 25, 2012 An International Culture Fair will be held at Buckeye Local High School on March 8 from -9 pm. more »»

The great color swatch debate

February 19, 2012 Blue is blue. Red is red. Brown is brown. Simple as that, right? For me, no, not really. more »»

Local schools dealing with tough times

February 19, 2012 THESE ARE some crazy times in our local school. more »»

Let’s put an end to bullying now

February 19, 2012 Bullying used to be viewed as something of a normal part of school, from the earliest years to fraternity hazing. Research, though, reveals bullying causes damage and sometimes death. more »»

The importance of having a dream

February 18, 2012 February is Black History Month. Black History Month started as Negro History Week. Dr. Carter B. more »»

DPS Penn again aids local coat closet

February 12, 2012 THE SHALE drilling and leasing businesses are continuing to make an ever increasing impact in the Ohio Valley. DPS Penn is a prime exampl. more »»

My obsession is a good book

February 12, 2012 I HAVE an obsession. Not in a young, hunky, perfume ad supermodel sense (sadly,) but it’s something I have to have, usually three or four at any given time. more »»

Valentine’s?Day: A harbinger of springtime

February 11, 2012 January was a quiet month for the people of YTR -Plenty of sunshine and little snow. more »»

A happy re-birthday

February 5, 2012 Today is my birthday. Sort of. It’s not really the actual day of my birth. Instead, it’s more like a day of rebirth—a re-birthday, perhaps? On this day, Feb. more »»

Witnessing a matter of life and death

February 5, 2012 DEFIBRILLATORS save lives. I witnessed that first hand Monday night at Steubenville. Just as important as having a defibrillator (AED) close at hand is having qualified individuals to operate it. more »»

When did I get old?

January 29, 2012 “Do you know the guy who plays that character is 40 years old?” my husband, Justin, asked me from out of the blue one night last week. more »»



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