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The first of many homecomings

October 18, 2014 It was homecoming weekend, and we had a busy one. I need a weekend to recover from this past weekend. I spent two hours curling Sass' hair, while using copious amounts of bobby pins and hairspray. more »»

Having a super sparkly day regardless

October 12, 2014 It’s not always easy to have a good attitude. more »»

A chance to teach about our state

October 12, 2014 I don’t think it’s any secret I’m a proponent of promoting our region, and our state, to just about anyone who will listen. more »»

Catching up on some special e-mails

October 12, 2014 This will be a column to get many clippings and e-mails out of my file and into print. I kept these because they are meaningful to me. See if some catch your attentio. more »»

I have a hero, and His name is ...

October 12, 2014 Well, welcome to October. When I was a little boy, I wanted to be like Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke." He always got the bad guy and could overcome any circumstanc. more »»

My own ‘tail’ of two kitties

October 11, 2014 "What do you want for your birthday, Sass?" I asked. Our Sassy Saint is turning 15. "A kitten!" Sass always asks for a kitten — for every holiday, every year for the past 10 years. more »»

Some interesting comments I’ve heard

October 5, 2014 I’ve heard some interesting comments in recent weeks — some statements, some questions. more »»

Decision could be a game-changer

October 5, 2014 By Monday afternoon, the City of Weirton will have a better idea of its potential future, when the West Virginia Home Rule Board makes its decision on which 16 municipalities will be accepted into... more »»

Volunteer recognition dinner Oct. 14

October 5, 2014 At 6 p.m. on Oct. 14, the Jefferson County 4-H committee will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. more »»

It’s better to praise!

October 5, 2014 Can you believe how fast this year is going by? We are in October already, the season of autumn, days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting cooler. more »»

Getting into the Halloween spirit, with baked goods

October 4, 2014 I couldn't find eyes anywhere. I was looking high and low, but no one had eyes for sale. I had even recruited Grampy Grumpy and Grandmama to help me search, but they also came up eyeles. more »»

A week of making some discoveries

September 28, 2014 Better Half and I spent much of this past week making discoveries of one sort or another. This included that we were having “company” of the unsolicited and unwanted variety. Mr. more »»

It’s time to help others, live united

September 28, 2014 The Weirton United Way campaign got under way this past week, with a series of activities aimed at raising money toward the cause and bringing awareness of some of the organization's local member... more »»

All abuzz with the beekeepers

September 28, 2014 Tiny bear jars held honey for the favors at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau dinner meeting held at St. Florian Hall. more »»

Proclaiming the full gospel

September 28, 2014 Have you seen the miracle of salvation? Please open your Bible and read along. more »»

I’ve always had a soft spot for the bad guy

September 27, 2014 I've always felt an affinity for villains. As a little girl, I couldn't help but hope that once — just once — Wiley E. more »»

Why can’t we get these numbers?

September 21, 2014 The recent vote concerning the potential independence of Scotland was historic for many reasons, both for the meaning behind the possible outcome and the turnout of voters. more »»

We must honor our families

September 21, 2014 Football season is back and millions of people are glad. Maybe you are one of them. Then again, maybe you're not. more »»

Drop in revenue will affect senior services

September 21, 2014 The new racetrack/casino in Austintown, Ohio went online this past week. Neighboring states expanding their gaming venues is something which has taken place for years now. more »»

Of Community Stars, Taste of the County

September 21, 2014 This is one crazy time of year for me as community editor of the Herald-Star. more »»

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