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Y Get Fit: No more excuses: Time to make exercise a priority

October 16, 2013 Have you ever had a day when you wanted to work out, but you came up with an excuse not to? Have you ever said to yourself that you will start eating healthier “tomorrow”? Have you felt so tired... more »»

Local review: ‘Gravity’ well done on many levels

October 11, 2013 Space can be a terrifying place even without alien invaders and Sith lords, as director Alfonso Cuaron brilliantly demonstrates in “Gravity.” Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. more »»

Movie review: ‘Prisoners’ thrills; strong cast does well

September 27, 2013 Part emotional drama, part mystery thriller and part morality tale, “Prisoners” grabs you by the guts and doesn’t let go for two-and-a-half hours. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Heading in the right direction

August 26, 2013 Wow! Holy snicker doodles! A lot has been happening these days. Yes, I’m still struggling with discoloration and some swelling in both leg. more »»

Local Review: ‘Wolverine’ better what he does in sequel

August 2, 2013 Much like his healing factor allows him to recover from virtually any wound, Wolverine’s popularity let him survive a lackluster standalone film and return in a better vehicle. more »»

Local review: ‘Godzilla’ plus ‘Cloverfield’ times del Toro equals awesome

July 19, 2013 Combining the oversized action of a Godzilla monster mash (with better special effects) and the street-level anxiety of “Cloverfield” (with steadier cameras), director Guillermo del Toro builds on... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Here’s my new weight management plan

July 8, 2013 Four score and seven large pans of lasagna ago, I set out upon a new nation called total gluttony. However, this sounds really, really bad ... more »»

A weighty issue:

May 6, 2013 As I walked down the corridor of the hospital on one particular day, my legs felt like concrete. Every step felt like I was competing for an Olympic event. more »»

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 »»



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