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Restocking The Shelves

April 29, 2009 Ever since the threat of bird flu a few years back I have tried to keep an extra stash of necessary items in my basement: water, toilet paper, food, etc. more »»

One Less Reader

April 22, 2009 In the newspaper business we care a lot about numbers--the number of subscriptions, readers, Web site hits, Web site members, and of course the numbers at the bottom line. more »»

An Influential Life

April 15, 2009 An influential teacher can easily be the most life-changing force in a person’s life. They are right up there with parents on the influence scale. more »»

We The People

April 8, 2009 A friend of mine alerted me to an event that will be happening next Wednesday, April 15. It is called the Ohio Valley Tea Party and it is taking place at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Port in Wheelin. more »»

‘Marble’ous

April 1, 2009 We had the opportunity last week to take in West Virginia’s Gift to the World: Marble King–The World’s Finest Marbles, the current exhibit at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex. more »»

More Than Just A Paper

March 25, 2009 I was happy to see the press release come across my desk this week announcing that a West Virginia Domestic Violence Registry and Statewide Database has been created. more »»

Let’s Learn Stewardship

March 18, 2009 Stewardship isn’t a word we hear very often these days. When we do, it usually comes from the pulpit during the generally dreaded sermon about tithing--giving money to the church. more »»

Front Page News Here

March 11, 2009 I remember once visiting college friends in the Washington, D.C., area not long after we entered the workforce. Of course we talked about our job. more »»

Not Buying It

March 4, 2009 I was a bit disturbed this week when I heard about Gov. Joe Manchin’s remarks in a Newsweek online story about his efforts to change West Virginia’s image. more »»

What is $13?

February 25, 2009 Can $13 per week change your life? I have heard much talk recently about how little a piddly $13 per week from a tax break thanks to the stimulus package cannot change our lives. more »»

True Dedication

February 18, 2009 “Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m 64?” That is the famous question asked by The Beatles on their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band albu. more »»

The Most Excellent Way

February 11, 2009 This is the week for love and that makes me contemplate just how to tell the ones I love, particularly my husband Daniel, just what they mean to m. more »»

Go Red

February 4, 2009 All of us with e-mail accounts receive letters encouraging us to take part in various “campaigns” from time to time. more »»

Living On Debit

January 28, 2009 The other day my two-year-old daughter and I were dropping my sister Betsy off at her office after enjoying lunch together. more »»

Our True Leader

January 21, 2009 My sister Betsy said she watched the inaugural festivities Tuesday with tears in her eyes, not because of the man being inaugurated, but the man who cared enough to introduce her to such ceremony... more »»

Constantly Learning

January 7, 2009 My parents always believed in the value of explaining things. It was a very rare thing to hear in our household, “Because I said so,” or “Just because it does. more »»

I Do Have A Second...Just One

December 30, 2008 “When you have a second.... more »»

I Want Joy For Christmas

December 24, 2008 I have experienced very little tragedy and loss in my life. I know I am very fortunate in this department. more »»

Shopping By The Numbers

December 17, 2008 I love to shop. Just about anyone I know will attest to that fact. I love the thrill of finding a great bargain and, particularly at this time of year, the perfect gift. I will not li. more »»

More Than Good Food

December 10, 2008 Wetzel County experienced a great loss Friday, and I’m not talking on the football field. News of Jim Quinet’s death spread throughout the community quickly as we all seemed to know Jimmy. more »»

 
 
 

 

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