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Young leaders need encouragement

September 14, 2014 Each year, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce puts together its Youth Leadership Weirton program, in an effort to encourage some of our local high school sophomores to expand their horizons and... more »»

Fall festival successful

September 14, 2014 The Smithfield Fire Department carried off a successful fall festival last week that was reminiscent of the early days of the Apple Festivals held in the past. more »»

Knowing Christ

September 14, 2014 2 Timothy 1:12 - 12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until... more »»

A time to honor and remember

September 14, 2014 This week, Joanne and I joined Americans across our state, our nation and the world as we remembered and paid tribute to lives lost on September 11, 2001. more »»

Another school clothes shopping trip

September 13, 2014 As I look back on it, I realize that it was a bad decision. Hind-sight really is 20/20. My first mistake was taking my mother out in public. My second mistake was taking the kids along for the rid. more »»

Drug issues should be getting focus

September 8, 2014 It’s not a secret our area has a drug problem. Drugs are an issue everywhere, and to think otherwise is simply to bury your head in the sand and live in a different realit. more »»

Lions and tigers and horse flies, oh my

September 7, 2014 This has been a week for a lot of animal and insect interaction, including confrontations with horse flie. more »»

A ‘Catch-up Photo Week’ for today

September 7, 2014 There are times when I take too many pictures or lose the photo identifications, and they are put aside for a time. more »»

I really do not enjoy amusement parks

September 6, 2014 Our family accompanied our Sassy Saint to Kennywood recently so we could see her marching with the band in the Fall Fantasy parade. I hate theme parks. more »»

Many special jobs for the road trip taker

August 31, 2014 Some of us have special jobs when it comes to road trips. I know I did on an extended weekend getaway to the Chicago area with Better Half and my sister and brother-in-law to visit with a relative. more »»

Expect many visits in the coming weeks

August 31, 2014 Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was in Wellsburg Friday, making a brief stop at a local business to discuss wage issues. U.S. Rep. more »»

Stepping back in Great Trails history

August 31, 2014 More than 33 years ago an idea was born after Gary Jewell bought a 120-acre farm and added to it when Archie Hubner, who owned acreage near the Malvern highway, traded some land at the back of the... more »»

We need hope in the world!

August 31, 2014 Romans 15:13, from the bible, says, "May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. more »»

Celebrating and sharing our heritage

August 31, 2014 West Virginia is a state with a story around every scenic turn, and our people are known for sharing tales of generations' past from countries all over the world. more »»

Where are you supposed to put a turtle?

August 30, 2014 I called home, and my daughter picked up. "Hold on," she said. There was a lot of background noise, because her friends had come ove. more »»

Some insight on ‘key’ to finding a lost key

August 24, 2014 If you plan to trudge outside at night without any outdoor lights on, and you’re carrying a bunch of stuff to the garage, including a key — the only key that there is to a certain door — you... more »»

You don’t need ice to donate to charity

August 24, 2014 The ALS “ice bucket challenge” has seen astounding results, bringing in more than $50 million in only a few week. more »»

Some reflections from the 2014 fair

August 24, 2014 I always take notes of little things that catch my attention at the Jefferson County Fair and will convey some of them now. more »»

The decay of conscience

August 24, 2014 The Decay of Conscience is message to pastors taken from an article published in The Independent of New York (a weekly magazine published between 1848 and 1928), December 4, 1873, by Charles G. more »»

First there’s smoke, then there’s fire

August 23, 2014 When it comes to disasters, I'm talented. No one can equal my ability to turn the ordinary into a catastrophe. Last week, I almost set the house on fire not once, but twic. more »»

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