Social Security celebrates Black History Month

Social Security celebrates Black History Month

In February, we honor African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with Abraham Lincoln’s and Fre...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Coming Soon: New Medicare/Medicaid Cards

Everyone enrolled in Medicare should keep a close eye on their mailbox because new cards with new Medicare numbers will be delivered soon. Instead of ...

February 11th, 2018 updated: February 11th, 2018. |  


Kudos to Appalachia Ohio!

Kudos to Appalachia Ohio!

The counties in Appalachia Ohio addressed the opioid crisis and today positive things continue to happen. The helpers, citizens, and those in recovery...

February 9th, 2018 |  



Acting on opioids is easy. Recovery is hard

WASHINGTON — During his State of the Union Address last week, President Donald Trump repeated a promise that he has made many times: America is ...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Stuart: your ancestor was a tadpole

Stuart: your ancestor was a tadpole

I first met Jesse Stuart when he spoke at my 8th grade graduation ceremony at South Portsmouth School. By that time he had published more than 50 book...

February 9th, 2018 |  


What Do You Say to Your Children?

Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the...

February 9th, 2018 |  


Appalachian poems stir and swirl Appalachian memories

Appalachian poems stir and swirl Appalachian memories

Stories and storytelling is embedded in our country culture. Appalachian poems and poets speak of the history, the land, the music, the people, and th...

February 8th, 2018 |  


The country store

The country store

What does the term “country store” bring to mind? For most, if we go back in time far enough, we will have flashbacks of the country store...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Reflections

Reflections

While studying to become a funeral director I consigned as a master artist. In fact, painting portraits funded my college degree, my daughter’s ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though s...

February 7th, 2018 |