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Bring on the school grades

May 23, 2016 Many parents don’t understand the gobbledygook bureaucrats use in evaluating the quality of schools. But they understand the A-to-F grading system perfectly. A means really goo. more »»

My advice to Donald Trump

May 23, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»

'The Second Arrival,' a review of a streaming film

May 23, 2016 I don’t understand the allure of Charlie Sheen. But Charlie Sheen has a brother. Maybe a few. I dunno. more »»

Teachers make a difference

May 22, 2016 Last week, I was asked to speak during the Wood Whispers awards luncheon in Parkersburg. more »»

Fewer tariffs would boost U.S. industry

May 22, 2016 Just over 50 years ago in a river town in southeastern Ohio, a high-tech polymer called Udel PSU was produced for the very first time. more »»

Is it time for summer/grilling season yet?

May 22, 2016 Is everyone okay? No frozen fingers, ears or nose? Who would have thought that Mother Nature would be so mean as to slap us with some of those temperatures the last couple of weeks. more »»

Guides for great grilling for all cuts meat

May 22, 2016 Continuing from last week’s article on grilling —I don’t want you to think that I am an expert on grilling, but I do read a lot about cooking and baking, and one is never too old to learn. more »»

Shibori Dyeing: Part Two: Into the dye

May 22, 2016 In the shibori dyeing class I was taking at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, we had each worked to create a variety of strange-looking cloth bundles during the first hour of the class, and... more »»

Suspense novels to keep the guessing

May 22, 2016 Get some new suspense and mystery for your spring and summer reading! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline tells a story of genetics and donors in “Most Wanted” (St. Martins, $27.99. more »»

17-year periodical cicada has returned

May 22, 2016 It’s not often insects make news, but for weeks I’ve been hearing and reading about the imminent emergence of 17-year periodical cicadas. more »»

Sycamore Station

May 22, 2016 The scarecrow moved. In fact, he was doing a dance of sorts. Half running across the young field of corn, he fell several time. more »»

Art show winners named

May 22, 2016 The Fort Frye High School Art Department held its annual student art show Thursday, May 12 in the high school’s small gym. Students in Ms. more »»

Money being raised to help students

May 21, 2016 What began nearly 10 years ago as a small golf tournament has grown into an effort to raise $100,000 annually to help Parkersburg High School student. more »»

Parkersburg’s gold rush

May 21, 2016 Want to go to Alaska: Senator Camden deluged with applications Senator Camden is not going to Alaska to dig gold. more »»

Trump-Kasich could be a winner

May 16, 2016 Don’t hold it against Ohio Gov. John Kasich that so many in the national media pundit class have suggested he’d be a good running mate for Donald Trum. more »»

Not everyone left Fort Boreman Park

May 16, 2016 A good location to seek for the unknown can be hard to find at times. Some are not willing to allow people on their property, or the cost that some locations charge is to high to attend. more »»

Shibori Dyeing: Part one — experimentation

May 16, 2016 For me, crafting is so much fun because it gives me an excuse to constantly learn new skills and put them to the test. more »»

Value of a good night's sleep

May 16, 2016 I tossed and turned all night unable to fall asleep. First, it was too hot, then too cold. Never finding the just right for a solid slumber. My mind raced heavy with worries and woe. more »»

A classic western series: 'Rawhide'

May 16, 2016 “Rawhide” was the story of the great cattle drives to the railheads at Kansas City, Mo. more »»

Looking back at the week

May 15, 2016 Once in a while, a week goes by that is so scattered it can produce nothing but a bunch of passing thoughts, rather than a coherent column. more »»

 
 
 

 

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