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Burning daylight and the microwave

July 18, 2015 Grampy Grumpy is strict about leaving on time when we go on vacation. Leaving late, even by a few minutes is considered “burning daylight.” Grampy is very much against burning daylight. more »»

Need to get those creative juices flowing

July 12, 2015 The written word has always been a big part of my life. more »»

Constants in an ever-changing world

July 12, 2015 Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." NASU We live in an ever changing world. There are many changes that we will witness in our lifetim. more »»

Make summer memories at W.Va.’s state parks

July 12, 2015 The Mountain State is known worldwide for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures, and this summer is the perfect time to explore all that West Virginia has to offer. more »»

Some nostalgic reminders for a cool hen

July 12, 2015 I read this somewhere the other day. “People born in the ‘50s have lived in seven decades, two centuries and two millenniums. more »»

Weather blues don’t stop music blues

July 12, 2015 It certainly wasn’t blue skies when Hess Corp. and many other Harrison County sponsors put on the “Blues for a Cure” concert on the outdoor stage at Sally Buffalo Park in late June. more »»

A journey to the old homestead

July 11, 2015 On a semi-regular basis, I take my mother, Grandmama, to see her sisters, collectively known as the Old Aunts. They've always been the Old Aunts, even when they were in their 30s. more »»

Some things are best kept to ourselves

July 5, 2015 “There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. more »»

Stay safe while exploring West Virginia

July 5, 2015 This week, West Virginians across the Mountain State are celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. more »»

Saying goodbye to the last of my uncles

July 5, 2015 I kept checking my watch last Wednesday morning, knowing that at 9 a.m. I would be physically miles and states away from a funeral service about to begin. But my heart and thoughts were there. more »»

Some applause for youth, events

July 5, 2015 I am amazed and delighted at the way the youth of our area take an interest in doing things to help others. more »»

It’s all Greek to her

July 4, 2015 Every year, I miss the Weirton Greek Festival. I don’t do this on purpose, mind you. more »»

History is enlightening, if we learn the facts first

June 28, 2015 They say “History is written by the victors.” For the most part, that, unfortunately, is true. more »»

We all need to just keep pedaling

June 28, 2015 Pastor's Column from years gone by, "Stuff in Stout's files. more »»

A ‘babysitting’ request hard to refuse

June 28, 2015 It was a babysitting request I couldn’t refuse. After all, they were two “grandchildren” — actually a “grand-dog” named Leo and a “grand-cat” with Ellie as her given name. more »»

Adena Lions Club celebrates 70 years

June 28, 2015 I know that a 50-year celebration of anything is golden, but I am not sure what something lasting 70 years would earn. more »»

Father’s Day cards, cake and burnt candy

June 27, 2015 I thought it would be a sweet gesture for the children to make the Father’s Day gifts for the Long Suffering Husband and Grampy Grumpy this year: homemade and made with love. more »»

I always get introspective this time of year

June 21, 2015 Today is Father’s Day. more »»

Planning to continue the fight

June 21, 2015 As West Virginia’s Attorney General, it’s my duty to stand up for the legal rights of our state and its people. more »»

S-l-o-w down and enjoy your summer

June 21, 2015 Happy Father’s Day. And happy first official day of summer, which I welcome wholeheartedly, but at the same time, I say a little “please-slow-down-summer” prayer. more »»

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