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Hope is a memorial

May 25, 2014 Proverbs 13:12 "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life." "I Have Hope!" a worship song by Dallas Holms, addresses hopelessness and asks some stirring questions. more »»

The Sassy Saint gets all spruced up

May 24, 2014 My Sassy Saint wore a dress. Let me repeat myself, because I know you're just as flabbergasted as I am: Sass wore a dress. Not just any dress, a formal dress. more »»

Smoking a turtle among week’s highlights

May 18, 2014 So, here are some highlights of my life from recent days. Try to stay awake now. more »»

Good luck to this year’s graduates

May 18, 2014 It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of local young adults taken that next step in their lives. I’m talking, of course, about high school graduation. more »»

A different 100-year-old birthday

May 18, 2014 I had never been to a 100-year birthday before I attended the Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County division, anniversary celebration on May 10. more »»

Small business, big vision

May 18, 2014 I have had the opportunity to meet the owners of many successful small businesses across West Virginia since becoming your governor. Often their companies started as a life's passion. more »»

The tale of the Mother’s Day funeral wreath

May 17, 2014 So Mother's Day has come and gone, and I've got to tell you, I'm a little sad I didn't get any funeral flowers. more »»

A mixed bag of Mother’s Day emotions

May 11, 2014 A mixed bag of emotions consumes me on this Mother’s Day. more »»

Sorry mom, but I forgot this year

May 11, 2014 I’m going to let everyone in on a secret. I completely forgot today was Mother’s Day. I hate to admit it, but it completely slipped my mind this yea. more »»

An evening at a ‘tropical island’

May 11, 2014 It was nice to be transported to a tropical island paradise, with flowers and colorful leas everywhere the eye could see. more »»

Moms are priceless

May 11, 2014 I won't try to argue or convince you of the title of my article. I think it can stand on its own. more »»

I’m dreading the next few years

May 10, 2014 Ever have something you dreaded hanging over your head? Something that literally makes you physically sick to think about? Something that comes at you like an oncoming train, that looms over... more »»

Sharing ‘That’s the Way It Is’ moments

May 4, 2014 Well, I’m still waiting for beautiful, sunny, hot, hot weather to make its debut. more »»

Holiday event to showcase talent

May 4, 2014 The Upper Ohio Valley is full of talent. more »»

Gifts from above are so varied

May 4, 2014 Gifts from above come in many shapes, sizes and circumstances. more »»

History's role in our everyday lives

May 4, 2014 In today's society, change happens quickly — it is a time of progress, innovation and discovery. Consider your smartphone. more »»

Does praying really work?

May 4, 2014 By PETER LEONOVICH Weirton Alliance Church Matthew 7:7-8 — Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. more »»

Planning a trip with my mom

May 3, 2014 So my parents are on to me. Apparently, they are picking up the paper to see what I'm saying about the. more »»

Guest column/Examples show it always pays to be well endowed

April 28, 2014 Alaska has a really big one. So does Harvard and many other public and private American colleges and universities. more »»

Making good on an old trashy threat

April 27, 2014 I made good on a threat this past week, telling Better Half that we were going to do some serious damage the next time the city of Steubenville had its annual bulk trash collection, which for us was... more »»

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