Advent is coming!

Advent is coming!

This coming Sunday, December 3rd is the start of something special – a special time of the year called Advent. Advent is the four weeks before C...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Live from acceptance, not to acceptance

Live from acceptance, not to acceptance

I’m only seventeen. So many things I’ve yet to experience. Much of life is still an imagination. But, thank God, I know Jesus Christ.Looki...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Reader asks to turn down the volume

Dear Editor,The Christmas Parade in Pomeroy on Sunday was a wonderful parade. Lots of folks participating, the Community Band was entertaining us, the...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Patience and the perfect cinnamon roll

Patience and the perfect cinnamon roll

While the Rockettes kicked and Sponge Bob Square Pants soared high above the streets of New York, I settled into the couch and ate a Pillsbury cinnamo...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Two sides of a cultural coin

Two sides of a cultural coin

Couldn’t help noticing that two deaths making headlines in the past week represented such seriously opposite ends of American society during the...

November 25th, 2017 |  


The people in the pictures

The people in the pictures

Have you ever found an old photograph with familiar looking strangers looking back at you, and had the thought, “if ___ were alive, they would k...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Working toward accreditation

Working toward accreditation

Ohio law states that all local health departments must achieve national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) by July 1, ...

November 25th, 2017 |  


Two sides of a cultural coin

Couldn’t help noticing that two deaths making headlines in the past week represented such seriously opposite ends of American society during the...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Gifts wrapped with indestructible ribbon

Gifts wrapped with indestructible ribbon

The most valuable gifts I’ve been given simply integrated into my being like foam forms on a root beer float, bubbling from within as the glass ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Reducing stress during the holidays

Reducing stress during the holidays

For some the holidays can be an exciting, fun time, but for others the holidays may feel stressful and isolating. The Mayo Clinic suggests these five ...

November 18th, 2017 |