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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 »»

Special occasions bring extra temptations

October 25, 2010 Well, the holiday season is fast approaching and so are the lures of temptation. You know what that means ... candy, buffets, cakes and cookies ... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Cedar chest is worth hundreds

October 18, 2010 Question: I have an old cedar chest on casters in excellent condition, size 43 x 19 x 17, manufactured by Universal Cabinet Company, Chicago, Illinois. more »»

The year-round gardener: Basic water-based hydroponic systems and how they work

October 18, 2010 There are six basic types of reservoir-based hydroponic systems; Wick, Deep Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (flood and drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), N.F.T. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Root beer, tea, toys and more

October 11, 2010 Question: I have an old Buckeye root beer dispenser that was used years ago in a drug store on Putnam Street in Marietta. What would this item be worth to a collector? — B.W., Marietta. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Hiatus from column by no means giving up

October 11, 2010 I suppose you may have wondered why there has not been a column appearing in the paper lately. I went on vacation and missed the deadline for submitting that week’s column. more »»



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