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Treasure in the Attic: Superman saves home from being foreclosed

January 10, 2011 Last year was a very interesting year in the world of antiques and collectibles. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Stress — good and bad — causes more overeating

January 10, 2011 Greetings and salutations everyone! I hope everyone has had a nice holiday filled with celebration, good company and the glorious feasting of all sorts of goodie. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Coffee mills are among favorites of collectors

January 3, 2011 Question: I have an Enterprise No. 2 coffee mill that was once used in Weber’s Grocery Store on Third Street in Marietta. The mill is in excellent condition with its original nickel hopper and decals. more »»

The year-round gardener: A gardener’s resolution ... beat the winter blues

January 3, 2011 Traditionally winter, especially the months of January and February is the time when people suffer from the "Winter Blues" or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Assassin’s coffin sells for $87,469

December 27, 2010 The wooden coffin that was supposed to be John F. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Valuable wall plaque found in local home

December 20, 2010 Last week, a lady on Sixth Street in Marietta was looking for Christmas decorations in her grandfather's attic when she happened to stumble upon a beautiful hand-painted wall plaque. more »»

The year-round gardener: pH is not just for pools, spas and hot tubs

December 20, 2010 Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of gardening is pH. pH is very important in hydroponic as well as regular "soil" gardening. pH is measured on a scale of 1-14 with 7 being "neutral". more »»

Treasure in the Attic:Old Apple computer sells for $212,267

December 13, 2010 When the Apple I computer was first introduced in 1976, only 200 models were ever made, and sold at the retail price of $666. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Vintage game not worth a lot of money

December 6, 2010 Question: I have a game called “Donkey Party” that was given to my father in 1919. I’ve looked on the Internet and can’t find any reference to the game. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Weight loss resolution made every day

December 6, 2010 It was a cold, dark and rainy morning. Sounds suspenseful, doesn’t it? I entered the building with an anxious and worrisome stride. Although it was rainy outside, the room was well-lit and warm. more »»

Comics gift guide

December 1, 2010 It’s often difficult to find the perfect gift for the fanboy in your life. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Painting found in attic worth thousands

November 29, 2010 Several weeks ago, John Buell was looking around his grandfather’s attic in Weston, W.Va., when he came upon a 5 foot by 7 foot painting covered in dust, and asked his grandmother about it. more »»

The year-round gardener: CFL, HOT5, LED ... the new breeds of indoor lighting?

November 29, 2010 By now most of you are familiar with the acronym “CFL,” or compact fluorescent light; the “curly” bulb that we’ve been putting in our homes to replace the old, energy-inefficient, incandescent light... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Madoff auction grosses $2 million

November 22, 2010 Thousands of items seized by the U.S. Marshals Office, once belonging to financier Bernard and Ruth Madoff, went up for sale on the auction block Nov. 1. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Penny sells for $1.7M

November 15, 2010 A 1943 zinc coated steel penny sold recently for a record $1.7 million, owned by a New Jersey coin dealer. more »»

The year-round gardener: How much light does your indoor garden need?

November 15, 2010 How much light does a plant require? First, consider where and how it grows best in its natural environment. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Insulator sells for $26K

November 8, 2010 The telegraph was invented in 1844. The devices developed to hold the electrical transmission wires to the poles were called insulators. more »»

A Weighty Issue: The big ‘40’ puts everything into perspective

November 8, 2010 Hot Dog! (I prefer the turkey-cheddar variety). I’ve lost 6 pounds in a week and a half. Now, I’m down to 294 pounds from 300 pound. more »»

Comics with a local flavor

November 3, 2010 This weekend, thousands of comic book fans from around the Midwest will be flocking to Columbus for the largest comic convention in the state, the annual Mid-Ohio Con. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Antique motorcycle is worth hundreds at auction

November 1, 2010 When the Parkersburg Sentinel first started out as a weekly newspaper on July 17, 1875, by its owners, R.E. Horner, proprietor, and John W. more »»

 
 

 

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