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I really do not enjoy amusement parks

September 6, 2014 Our family accompanied our Sassy Saint to Kennywood recently so we could see her marching with the band in the Fall Fantasy parade. I hate theme parks. more »»

Many special jobs for the road trip taker

August 31, 2014 Some of us have special jobs when it comes to road trips. I know I did on an extended weekend getaway to the Chicago area with Better Half and my sister and brother-in-law to visit with a relative. more »»

Expect many visits in the coming weeks

August 31, 2014 Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was in Wellsburg Friday, making a brief stop at a local business to discuss wage issues. U.S. Rep. more »»

Stepping back in Great Trails history

August 31, 2014 More than 33 years ago an idea was born after Gary Jewell bought a 120-acre farm and added to it when Archie Hubner, who owned acreage near the Malvern highway, traded some land at the back of the... more »»

We need hope in the world!

August 31, 2014 Romans 15:13, from the bible, says, "May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. more »»

Celebrating and sharing our heritage

August 31, 2014 West Virginia is a state with a story around every scenic turn, and our people are known for sharing tales of generations' past from countries all over the world. more »»

Where are you supposed to put a turtle?

August 30, 2014 I called home, and my daughter picked up. "Hold on," she said. There was a lot of background noise, because her friends had come ove. more »»

Some insight on ‘key’ to finding a lost key

August 24, 2014 If you plan to trudge outside at night without any outdoor lights on, and you’re carrying a bunch of stuff to the garage, including a key — the only key that there is to a certain door — you... more »»

You don’t need ice to donate to charity

August 24, 2014 The ALS “ice bucket challenge” has seen astounding results, bringing in more than $50 million in only a few week. more »»

Some reflections from the 2014 fair

August 24, 2014 I always take notes of little things that catch my attention at the Jefferson County Fair and will convey some of them now. more »»

The decay of conscience

August 24, 2014 The Decay of Conscience is message to pastors taken from an article published in The Independent of New York (a weekly magazine published between 1848 and 1928), December 4, 1873, by Charles G. more »»

First there’s smoke, then there’s fire

August 23, 2014 When it comes to disasters, I'm talented. No one can equal my ability to turn the ordinary into a catastrophe. Last week, I almost set the house on fire not once, but twic. more »»

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 »»

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