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Yams make holiday complete

December 7, 2013 The holiday season is like the first big drop in a rollercoaster — the slow, inexorable build-up and sense of anticipation, followed by that moment when you’re balanced at the tippy-top and you... more »»

Guest column/Work of miners recognized

December 6, 2013 Today, we celebrate the fourth-annual National Miner’s Day. In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each De. more »»

Think of ways to give this Christmas

December 1, 2013 Most of us have stuffed ourselves with a big Thanksgiving meal by now, and many have braved the crowds for their Black Friday (or even Gray Thursday) shopping spre. more »»

From the Pulpit: The best Christmas memory

December 1, 2013 Christmas memories. Most of us have no problem bringing to the surface recollections of Yuletide events that impacted our life or in some unique instances even dramatically helped form our characte. more »»

Thanks and share a story with me

December 1, 2013 Welcome to December 2013, which means the end of another year is in sight. And with that comes that inevitable time of reflection about what kind of a year it’s been. more »»

Spelling bees and parades

December 1, 2013 Trying to get caught up: ¯ Now that the holiday season is in full swing, pupils in schools throughout our area will be turning their attention to an annual rite of this part of the school year — the... more »»

Animals’ antics generated smiles

December 1, 2013 Writing a column just before Thanksgiving, when the driving trip and the family feast has not yet begun, is a hard time in my writing life. more »»

Guest column/Media malpractice runs rampant on rape story

December 1, 2013 As a documentary filmmaker who specializes in media criticism and a former WTOV-TV sportscaster who once wrote a book about a year in the life of the Steubenville Big Red (and who has communicated... more »»

My son is becoming a Whovian

November 30, 2013 It's all our managing editor, Craig's, fault. I'll explain. On weekends, when the children have been especially naughty or annoying, I make them go to the office with me. more »»

Thanks for turning family onto the world of Dr. Who

November 30, 2013 It’s all the fault of Craig Howell, the managing editor of The Weirton Daily Times. I’ll explai. more »»

Guest column/Community earns thanks

November 30, 2013 With this being the season for giving, I would like to take the time to give thanks to this wonderful community we live in. more »»

Some stories should not be redone

November 24, 2013 There are a lot of movies and television shows that have been redone or reimagined in recent years. A few sequels have even been created several years after the original has finished airing. more »»

From the Pulpit: Be thankful every day

November 24, 2013 In just a few days it will be Thanksgiving Day. Most people have their travel plans made, menus are complete for the big day and some are lacing up their shoes for the sales on Black Friday. more »»

No let up on D.C. rhetoric

November 24, 2013 If you count yourself among the group of Americans that thinks the rhetoric that is coming out of Washington, D.C., has reached an extremely low point, you are not alon. more »»

A homestead kitchen full of thanks

November 24, 2013 I sat for the longest time staring at my laptop screen Wednesday night, contemplating what to write for this space today when I wasn’t nodding off, dreaming that I was done with what I awakened to... more »»

Concentrating on saying thanks

November 24, 2013 This is the week of Thanksgiving. Can you imagine it? The year is almost gone, with two big holidays sandwiched in before Jan. 1 rolls around agai. more »»

Still the worst dungeon master

November 23, 2013 Is there a competition for the absolute worst dungeon master in the world? Because I would totally win that. more »»

The worst dungeon master

November 23, 2013 Is there a competition for the absolute worst dungeon master in the world? Because I would totally win that. more »»

Guest column/Gratitude helps healthy living

November 23, 2013 Have you ever thought of Thanksgiving Day as the healthiest holiday of the year? Family recipes and a variety of foods — lots of food — are a big part of Thanksgiving tradition. more »»

Guest column/Memories of JFK are still alive

November 22, 2013 On Nov. 22, 1963, I was a fourth-grader at North Hills School in Marietta. more »»

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