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Education budgets under fire

February 7, 2016 “Out-of-state students are not going to continue to pay these out-of-control costs,” said West Virginia House of Delegates Minority Leader Tim Miley, D-Harrison, during the Legislative Breakfast wit... more »»

Recipes for February days

February 7, 2016 One month gone already in our New Year. Young folks, take a note - the older one gets, the faster time goes. more »»

Losing a loved one

February 7, 2016 Today’s column title is the most difficult one for me and my family. Last Wednesday, Jan. 27, we said farewell to one of our oldest and dearest friends, John H. Lee (Letopoulo. more »»

The opposite of opening a business

February 7, 2016 There is probably nothing more challenging for a business owner than closing a business. Maybe there’s been a death in the family and the heirs aren’t able to take over. more »»

Amish romance for readers

February 7, 2016 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray visits Ohio’s Amish country in her new “The Charmed Amish Life” series with “A Son’s Vow. more »»

Skirt project, part three — a shedding situation

February 7, 2016 There is a moment in any crafting project where something goes wrong. Regardless of the amount of planning or the care taken, that something wrong always seems to creep its way into the projec. more »»

Ruffed grouse can be bold

February 7, 2016 Thomas Felton of Kimbolton, Ohio, recently sent me some photos of a ruffed grouse he had been feeding twice a day since late November. He first noticed the grouse while walking with his grandso. more »»

Fort Frye district crowns its new spelling bee champion

February 7, 2016 Sophia Curry should have many fond ‘reminiscences’ of the night she correctly spelled that word to win the Fort Frye district spelling bee, held January 26 at Fort Frye High School. more »»

Dr. Okeon praises St. Joseph's Hospital

February 6, 2016 Dr. Mel Okeon has visited and lived in many cities. Parkersburg is one of his favorites. The former local radiologist has worked in several medical centers. St. more »»

Basketball takes MOV by storm

February 6, 2016 Wesleyan team won the game; proved too much for the local high school players West Virginia Wesleyan won from the Parkersburg high school basketball team in an interesting game at the Y.M.C.A. more »»

Senate ruling really was clear

February 1, 2016 One wonders whether members of the West Virginia Supreme Court informally have top 10 lists of the worst arguments they’ve heard. If so, even though the year is young, No. more »»

Bending the news to whim

January 31, 2016 If the 1980s were the “Me Decade,” it appears we are now living in the “Me Era” those years spawned. more »»

Eat something filling during winter weather

January 31, 2016 I guess Mother Nature was just a little behind this year. She gave us our “white Christmas” a month late! The bad part of the snow is the inconvenience to so many folks — travelers, especially. more »»

Krieger makes weeknight meals easy with make-ahead

January 31, 2016 Ellie Krieger makes meal time easier with make-ahead meals in “You Have It Made” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30. more »»

Winter Wonderland

January 31, 2016 I know it was a blizzard of 2016 and some called it a monster storm that set records, but what I hope is that it is the last one for a long long time. more »»

It's cold outside so cuddle up with kids’ books

January 31, 2016 It’s kids’ books week! There are a couple of new biographies for younger kids. First is “I Am Martin Luther King Jr.” by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos (Dial, $12.99. more »»

Skirt project, part two: Finding right pieces

January 31, 2016 After two weeks of sickness and a pet death in the family slowing me down, I am back to continue the tale of the very pretty skirt. more »»

How birds survive bad winter storms

January 31, 2016 In the aftermath of last week’s winter storm, many readers wondered how birds survive snowstorms and frigid temperatures. more »»

Surviving the snow

January 31, 2016 Here’s hoping you did indeed survive the first major blast of winter the area encountered. My father-in-law hit it right on the head when he said, “Just wait until January. more »»

I Know Why She Smiles

January 31, 2016 My sister and I had just returned from Mass. We were both just kids. Savannah is hot in August and I dreaded the long bus ride. more »»



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