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Panthers have earned congrats

October 20, 2014 Congratulations to the Buckeye Local football team. Perseverance and hard work during a brutal season on and off the field has been rewarded. more »»

 
 
 
We all must look in the mirror

October 6, 2014 From one of my favorite movies, Patch Adams: Arthur Mendelson: How many fingers do you see? Patch Adams: Four. Arthur Mendelson: No. No! Look beyond the fingers! Now tell me how many you see. more »»

Pirates postseason run is different than before

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — In 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates wiped away a losing streak 20 years in the making. In 2014, they’re building a new streak of their own. more »»

Strawberry swinging for the heavens

September 28, 2014 This past Monday, I had a series of questions lined up for one of the most feared power hitters in New York Mets history. more »»

A jewel for Gem City

September 21, 2014 TORONTO — Come Christmastime, I watch “Elf” for the unbridled holiday spirit, “Home Alone” for the hilarious hijinx and “A Christmas Story” for the yesteryear tradition. more »»

Time to get it right

September 15, 2014 Adrian Peterson out, deactivated because of the child abuse charges filed. Greg Hardy out, deactivated Sunday morning before Carolina’s game due to his domestic violence conviction. more »»

Bucco magic set to continue

September 12, 2014 Time flies, doesn’t it? Here we are, nearing mid-September, and it wouldn’t be out of the question to start bringing those winter coats out of the attic. more »»

How to be part of a team

September 8, 2014 Last week I took a page from Ron Edmondson and expanded on his “8 Ways to be Odd Man Out on a tea. more »»

How not to be part of a team

September 2, 2014 Social media, as a whole, I believe is really good for our society. It’s not perfect and, at times, has a lot to be desired. The we-need-to-know-it-all-now can be a hindrance to the way we do thing. more »»

New policy gets a test

September 1, 2014 The new domestic violence law laid down by the NFL will get an early test as San Francisco 49ers defense end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence. more »»

More life in the sports world

August 25, 2014 Teenagers: Do you know the real reason why parents keep a look out to make sure the friends you hang around with are the “right friends” and not “the wrong crowd?” Here’s an illustratio. more »»

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is freezin’ for a reason

August 22, 2014 Talking with a friend a few weeks ago, the Ice Bucket Challenge was quickly brought up as a topic of conversation. “Yeah, I was nominated to do it,” he said to me. more »»

Bucs fighting through adversity

August 20, 2014 The Pittsburgh Pirates really aren’t playing all that poorly right now. Yes, you read that correctly. I know that the Pirates lost 11-3 to the Braves on Tuesday night. more »»

Life in the sports world

August 18, 2014 According to the U.S. more »»

Nothing unique as OVAC All-Stars

July 31, 2014 WHEELING — The players in Sunday’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Rudy Mumley All-Star Game may not possess the talent of those NFL stars selected for the Pro Bowl, but the youngsters do have a leg... more »»

We were made to thrive

July 21, 2014 Casting Crowns has a new song out that hits a lot of really good notes — and it has nothing to do with lead singer Mark Hall. “We Were Made to Thrive” is poignant in a lot of ways. Great word. more »»

Pirates pass first half test, but there is work still ahead

July 18, 2014 During any given school year between first grade and senior year of high school, I stressed out at least four times every 10 weeks. more »»

Derby is baseball’s biggest party

July 15, 2014 Everyone reading this, myself included, has accomplished a great feat and we didn’t even know it. It’s a baseball accomplishment. more »»

This time around, James returns for the fans

July 12, 2014 Two major news stories have emerged from Cleveland this week. One could affect the future of the nation. The other has to do with hosting the Republican National Convention. more »»

Arms race forthcoming for Pirates

July 1, 2014 A.J. Burnett didn’t get the ball for the Pirates in Game 5 of the 2013 National League Division Series. more »»

Pirates still have chance to turn corner

June 29, 2014 The image of a kneeling Russell Martin holding up a ball-clenched fist will forever be part of the portrait of Pittsburgh Pirates history. It was Sept. more »»

 
 

Harvest Festival October 25, 2014

On Saturday October 25th at 5:30pm Crossroads UMC will be opening the doors to our fifth campus. Our new Weirton campus is a huge step in our church's history. Now before opening our doors for our first service, we want to open our hearts to the community with our first annual Harvest Festi. more »

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Down the stretch

October 13, 2008 King football is winding down in Ohio and has four weeks left in West Virginia. Madonna hosts Toronto Saturday night. Give the 22 Toronto kids credit for sticking it out this season. more »

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