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Baby Steps: Make spring break fun while not breaking the family budget

March 4, 2013 The birds are chirping, the flowers are beginning to pop up through the ground. Ah, the bliss and beauty of spring. more »»

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a wrenching, well-acted portrayal

January 18, 2013 If you’re looking for a blow-by-blow account of the whos and hows of the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden, “Zero Dark Thirty” is not the movie for you. more »»

A Weighty Issue: I’m exercising and loving the results

December 24, 2012 I hope everyone has had a nice gobble-gobble day. Despite the fact that it has been a month since Thanksgiving, that gives everyone a chance to digest their delectable vittles. more »»

MOVIE REVIEW: Believability benefits ‘Guilt Trip’

December 21, 2012 The unlikely pairing of Barbra Streisand with Seth Rogen will probably make many people curious about “The Guilt Trip,” which opened in theaters this week. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Items sold at auction

December 10, 2012 - A vintage shaving brush and a razor bank combined. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old photos a window to living in the 1800s

December 3, 2012 Several weeks ago, while rummaging through hundreds of old newspaper columns, I came across several late 1800s photo postcards inside an old envelope printed by Harry Fischer Studios on Front Street... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Another Marietta first: Territory’s furniture factory

November 19, 2012 Alexander Hill came to Marietta in the 1800s and started the first furniture factory ever in the northwest territory. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Going once, twice ... sold!

November 12, 2012 A mourning card dated March 23, 1914, announcing the death of Mary Brand, wife of Jacob Brand, 811 Second St., Marietta, won a bid of $. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Old trade tokens gain in value

November 5, 2012 An aluminum trade token a man in Parkersburg dug up years ago that read good for $1 on a tire at Louis M. Pickens Tire Shop at 240 Court Square in Parkersburg brought him $55 at auction recently. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Please don't smoke

October 29, 2012 It’s been over 10 months now that I was first diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, including two spots on my brain, and cancer in my left hip that has already spread to the bone. more »»

Treasures in the attic

October 22, 2012 Marietta was home to several people who went on to become very famous. ? James Warren, movie actor, was born James Wittleg in Marietta on Feb. more »»

A weighty issue

October 22, 2012 There I was, one recent Friday evening, at a local lounge/restaurant. My friend, Donna, had come in for the weekend from out of town. It was also payday so we decided to go out and enjoy ourselve. more »»

Treasure in the attic: 1897: A murder mystery in Ripley

October 15, 2012 Growing up in Ripley, W.Va., my mother used to sit and tell me about things that had happened in Ripley over the years. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Some classic tunes, artists on obscure record labels

October 8, 2012 If you grew up in the late 1950s, ’60’s, ’70s, I’m sure you have heard of some of the following big name artists of that era. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Man turns down $2,000 for locally made stove

October 1, 2012 An 1873 “Black Hills Cannonball” coal stove made by the A.T. Nye stove company was recently discovered in excellent condition. In the basement of a home on Greene Street in Marietta. more »»

Marietta native honored for WWII work liberating Dachau

October 1, 2012 Dan Baker, a member of Desert Palms, in Sun city West, Ariz., since 1991, wais honored in Amsterdam, Holland, on April 29. On that date in 1945, 1st L. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Some local items sold at auction

September 24, 2012 ¯ An early silver spoon marked Elisha Pratt, Marietta, Ohio, 1825, sold for $32.60 at auction. more »»

A Weighty Issue: More determined than ever to meet weight loss goal

August 27, 2012 Well, it has been an interesting month thus far. I’ve had some appointments in general; ranging from orthopedic to dietitian to physical therapy and family doctor. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: The hunt is on for painter’s creations, old glass

August 20, 2012 A vintage painting of a portrait in cubism style was found recently in a home in Parkersburg. The painting was signed by K.T. Burnside who once lived at 922 Juliana St. in Parkersburg. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Getting back on track (in more ways than one)?after surgery

July 30, 2012 In a land far, far away (even further than Elba, Ohio), there was a princess who sat on her throne. This particular throne happened to be a wheelchair with a nice, comfy cushion. more »»



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