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Proud to be West Virginian

February 28, 2016 “West Virginia born and raised, and proud of it!” I saw that on a T-shirt the other day, and thought simply, “yep.” It doesn’t seem like the kind of thing that requires much explanation. more »»

Energizing our nation's energy policy

February 28, 2016 Within the next five years, demand for America’s natural gas is projected to nearly double. That is great news for Ohio and other gas-producing states. But any celebration would be premature. more »»

Seafood for Lenten season

February 28, 2016 Do you have your running shoes ready, girls? Tomorrow is “Sadie Hawkins Day. more »»

Fire up your slow cooker

February 28, 2016 A blogger fires up her slow cooker for some family meals in “The Classic Slow Cooker: Best-Loved Family Recipes To Make Fast and Cook Slow” by Judy Hannemann. more »»

Sweets for random acts of kindness

February 28, 2016 Sharing sweets from your kitchen will show people just how much you care, plus spoil your family and friends. I didn’t realize that Feb. more »»

Skirt project, part five: Don't sew when tired

February 28, 2016 The benefit of making the skirt for myself is that I can make it as long as I want – so long as there is enough material to do so. more »»

Books for middle-grade readers available now

February 28, 2016 There are several great new books available now for middle-grade readers! First is “Pilfer Academy” by Lauren Magaziner. more »»

Snow fleas are harmless, abundant

February 28, 2016 Knowing that winter weather can persist into April, there will probably be at least a few more opportunities to see a tiny, but abundant creature that is best seen against a blanket of fresh snow —... more »»

Dust off your walking shoes

February 28, 2016 It’s time for all you walkers and runners to get ready! The 14th annual Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 26. more »»

Suds and Samples to fill gallery

February 27, 2016 Scott Bookman wants to attract millennials to the Riverside Artists Gallery in Marietta. In looking for this younger crowd (those in their 20s and 30s), the gallery at 219 Second St. more »»

Rivers filled with exciting new boats

February 27, 2016 Senator Camden’s launch Work on a handsome new naphtha launch for Senator Camden has been commenced at the docks and will be pushed rapidly to completion. more »»

Senate should wait on new justice

February 26, 2016 America lost a stalwart advocate for our “rule of law” system with the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and we now face a tremendous challenge to maintain balance on the cour. more »»

More corners to turn in W.Va.

February 22, 2016 We West Virginians have many corners to turn before we become a state young people don’t leave to find opportunities for better lives. more »»

Stuntmen helped bring scenes to life

February 22, 2016 Since 1983, when I attended my first western movie festival in Charlotte, N.. more »»

Preparing for the next level

February 21, 2016 I’ve heard a lot from young people lately excited about the end of their high school years and an impending transition to college. more »»

My last Reporter's Notebook

February 21, 2016 When Editor Dave Owen hired me as a reporter for The Parkersburg Sentinel in July 1977, it was my first “real” job out of colleg. more »»

Cherry recipes a timely treat

February 21, 2016 I trust you had a wonderful weekend last week. What could be better than Valentine’s Day and a long holiday to enjoy the wonders of natur. more »»

Old man winter go away

February 21, 2016 With the second big snowstorm, we need recipes to keep us warm. Hot soups, chili and stews sound much better than ice cream. more »»

Mystery, thrills in new books

February 21, 2016 Lynette Eason writes about a group of women who are bodyguards in “Always Watching.” Radio personality and psychiatrist Wade Savage has attracted a lot of attention, and some of it isn’t as good. more »»

Bird cage meets expectations

February 21, 2016 Back in December, I wrote about my new feeding station I call the “Bird Cage.” It is an enclosure designed to exclude deer and raccoons. more »»



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