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In need of compiling a ‘Get With It’ list

August 17, 2014 A co-worker gasped as she sauntered by a conversation in progress in the newsroom the other da. more »»

Weirton’s concerts keep getting better

August 17, 2014 The third year of the Weirton Summer Concert Series is coming to a close, and, from what I’ve seen, there will be reason to celebrate. more »»

Tricky weather for county fair

August 17, 2014 County fair weather consists of two climates — extremely hot or stormy. more »»

Are we serious about our service?

August 17, 2014 I want to mention two events that recently occurred. I have been visiting with one of our members who was battling cancer. more »»

Terrorized by a territorial turkey

August 16, 2014 Grampy Grumpy thought it would be a splendid idea to take all of his grandchildren camping. more »»

A question that strikes terror in my heart

August 10, 2014 There are some questions I get asked this time of year that strike terror in my heart. more »»

Time for a know-by-heart week

August 10, 2014 The upcoming Jefferson County Fair week will be a routine I know by heart after these many years of rounding up 4-H winners, talking to royalty candidates and getting together with the fair board, o... more »»

I guess I’m supposed to be funny

August 9, 2014 “Your column didn’t make me laugh this week,” Grandmama told me. “Excuse me?” “Your column didn’t make me laugh,” she explained. “Usually, when I read it, I laugh out loud at least once. more »»

What are Tennant’s true colors?

August 9, 2014 By MIKE MYER U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has been working hard for years to stop President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity, not to mention Obamacare. more »»

Some of this and that from me to you

August 3, 2014 I’ve got some this and that from me to you this week, including a big announcement. A roll of the drum, please — I have become a “grandmother” again. more »»

Exhibit looks at our local sports history

August 3, 2014 It’s no secret I’ve never been a particularly athletic individual. more »»

Some exciting events in Smithfield

August 3, 2014 Some exciting events that took place in Smithfield last week were the Jefferson County Veterans Association’s annual picnic and the Bicycle Safety Rodeo held at the recreation comple. more »»

Preserving our role as an energy leader

August 3, 2014 Growing up in the heart of coal country, I learned very early on how important our coal industry is to our state, our nation and thousands of families throughout West Virginia and the Appalachian... more »»

Not quite ready for the big-kid rides

August 2, 2014 My parents, my sister Foo-Dog, and her two boys, the Heathenish and the Hellion, recently visited an amusement park. more »»

S-t-o-p if you’re going to mention ...

July 27, 2014 Picture my right arm up and that I’m holding an imaginary sign. It is red and spells the word S-T-O-P. No, I’m not directing traffic. more »»

Sometimes all you need is to stay home

July 27, 2014 I like to get out and visit new places, whether it be a different region of the country, a state park I’ve never been to, or simply trying a new restauran. more »»

Taking the gang out to the ball game

July 27, 2014 This is the first time in seven years that Lamont and I were able to bring a large number of our family to the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times Community Day baseball game at PNC Park on June... more »»

Work to find encouragement

July 27, 2014 Glen Martin and Diane Ginter, in their book, "Drawing Closer," tell a story about the devil deciding to have a garage sale. more »»

Showcasing West Virginia’s students

July 27, 2014 This summer, nearly 500 of West Virginia's best and brightest middle and high school students are coming together from across the state to participate in five different sessions of the Governor's... more »»

Our lousy sense of direction

July 26, 2014 The Long Suffering Husband and the children went camping this past weekend with the Boy Scouts. more »»

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