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How to take the sting out of summer

May 5, 2013 It is almost summertime: the peak season for life’s little surprises to surface when least expected and when time to run in the house to wash out a skinned knee or to keep a small cut protected wit... more »»

Justin vs. the raccoon: the sequel

May 5, 2013 Timing is everything. About a month ago, I drudged up the story of the raccoon that took residence in our attic. It was an old story, but a funny one that I wanted to share. more »»

Ready - go - SET!

April 28, 2013 Whatever you do, don’t call Anna Vingia an “art teacher. more »»

Survivor Spotlight: Donna Deter

April 28, 2013 Donna Deter, 59 Fairpoint (Hometown) Lung Cancer - Diagnosed 2009 My cancer story: In 2009, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I had a right upper lobectomy in October of that year. more »»

Time for chili

April 27, 2013 WHEELING — Calling all chili cooks! It’s time to polish up your best recipes and register for the 12th Annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff set for June 1 at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. more »»

Wine tasting fundraiser benefits spay/neuter clinic

April 27, 2013 Photos provided On Thursday, May 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. more »»

The GMO Debate

April 22, 2013 Mentioning the phrase “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs) opens up the floor for heated debate, or, at the very least, discussion. more »»

Reach for the stars!

April 21, 2013 The late Coach Kara “Cobby” Bright of Smithfield had big dreams. more »»

Gain skills, be happy

April 21, 2013 A few months ago, I got a phone call asking if I would be interested in participating in a Career Day at my high school alma mater, Martins Ferry. I was flattered, but also quite surprised. more »»

Table is set for the 13th annual Taste of the Valley

April 14, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Rotary Club of St. Clairsville will be holding its biggest annual fund raiser on Thursday, and it’s a sure bet that no one who attends the big event at the James E. more »»


April 13, 2013 JACOBSBURG — Long, mounded rows of soil stretch across a grassy, sloped field. On a day when the forsythia just opened up, it may look like the Thorntons are getting ready to plant. more »»

Dino Mite!

April 7, 2013 Consider yourself warned: the dinosaurs have returned and it looks like they will be enjoying the spring and summer of 2013 in the Ohio Valley at the invitation of several area businesses, and to... more »»

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 7, 2013 WHEELING — Augusta Levy Learning Center, the state’s leading ABA treatment program for children with autism, is hosting two events in April to increase autism awareness and to raise much-needed... more »»

Victorian Mansion Museum

April 6, 2013 BARNESVILLE — The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, announces its 2013 programs and events. more »»

Jelly beans!

March 31, 2013 There are those who would say the humble jelly bean has no real place in the formal celebrations held during this annual season of rebirth. Respectfully, they would be wrong. more »»

TMC Chorus to sing 'Oldies but Goodies'

March 31, 2013 WHEELING — “Oldies but Goodies” is the Thursday Music Club Chorus. They are a group of 30 women ranging in age from 54, who is the youngest member, to 90 years of age. more »»

Survivor Spotlight: Karen Carlier

March 31, 2013 Karen Carlier Martins Ferry (Hometown) Kidney Cancer - Diagnosed fall 2012 My cancer story: Dodged the cancer bullet again! Two years ago, I had a complete hysterectomy because of an abnormal pap... more »»

'Hare' comes Peter Cottontail

March 30, 2013 In many cultures for many centuries, rabbits have symbolized spring and new life. more »»

Bond of Love

March 30, 2013 While glue holds things together, the bond of love tends to be more permanent. Stephanie Stahl was the “glue” in the circle of her family and friends. more »»

Centering in a labyrinth

March 24, 2013 Thoughts of a labyrinth might bring to mind twisting paths, confusion, one who is lost trying desperately to find the way out or sorting through any messy or lengthy situation. more »»



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