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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 »»

The Walking Dead

October 6, 2010 A sickness has infected comic book shops across the globe. It spreads from shelf to reader, turning them incurably ravenous. The afflicted then pass it on to unwary friends and family. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Bread pan brings in the dough

October 4, 2010 A very rare “Griswold” No. 26 double loaf bread pan made between 1900 and 1910 was found recently at a garage sale in Mariett. more »»

The year-round gardener: Next step in plant cloning? Water and light

October 4, 2010 Now that you have mastered the art of taking perfect cuttings, the next challenge is to keep them alive long enough to root and become a plant. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: It pays to research paintings

September 27, 2010 An oil painting donated to a rummage sale for a halfway house for substance abusers in Corpus Christie, Texas, didn’t sell at the asking price of 50 cents. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Rare pink train set could be valuable

September 20, 2010 It’s not unusual for someone to write me and tell what valuable treasure they have recently found tucked away in their grandparents’ attic for over 52 years. more »»

The year-round gardener: Cloning not just for sheep — it works for plants, too

September 20, 2010 Taking cuttings or “cloning” is a popular way to propagate a plant and is a very good method to get multiple plants that are genetically identical to a "mother" plan. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Buried gold never found on island

September 13, 2010 Question: When I was a child, my mother told me there was a treasure supposedly hidden on Blennerhassett Island. How true is this? — G.R., Parkersburg. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old coins are worth a mint

September 6, 2010 A woman recently made a surprising discovery in the garage of her deceased parent’s home in Philadelphia. more »»



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