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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 »»

Some family rules and food facts

September 21, 2014 On the wall in the kitchen of the home of our son, Darin, and his wife, Missy, is a plaque called Family Rules. more »»

A few tales about the Little Professor

September 20, 2014 The Long Suffering Husband likes to tell this story about the Little Professor's second day of school. The very first day of school, we did the typical first day of kindergarten thing. more »»

The plan is that there is no real plan

September 14, 2014 It was Attempt No. 47 (at least) for swearing off sugar when I calculated the day’s calorie count and tucked away what I call my Rambo salad in the newsroom refrigerator one morning last wee. more »»

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 »»

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