Robert Dafford & the Portsmouth Floodwall Murals

Robert Dafford & the Portsmouth Floodwall Murals

The City of Portsmouth, located at the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, has a history of public murals, from those painted in the 1930s by Cl...

November 8th, 2020 |  


Shop small businesses to improve the holiday experience

Shop small businesses to improve the holiday experience

It’s the time of year when newspapers thicken with sales circulars and holiday advertisements. Consumers looking to beat the hustle and bustle a...

November 8th, 2020 |  


Beef Roast With Dark Rum Sauce

Beef Roast With Dark Rum Sauce

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a delicious meal to share with family and friends. A holiday roast is often the centerpiece of festive...

November 8th, 2020 |  



Gharky & Waller at Carey’s Run Cemetery

Gharky & Waller at Carey’s Run Cemetery

The lives of David Gharky and Dr. Thomas Waller are forever intertwined. These two pioneer settlers first made their home at Alexandria, on the West S...

November 1st, 2020 |  


How to give safely during the pandemic

Donations are the lifeblood of many charitable organizations. Unfortunately, donations also can be the lifeblood of criminal operations designed to sc...

November 1st, 2020 |  


Serve potato pancakes for holiday celebrations

Serve potato pancakes for holiday celebrations

Potato pancakes are traditionally served during Chanukah celebrations. This dish is often referred to as “latkes,” a Yiddish word that loo...

November 1st, 2020 |  


To trick or treat or not?

To trick or treat or not?

Trick or Treat or not, that is the big question this week. On the one hand, you have the parents who want their children to experience something posit...

October 25th, 2020 |  


Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats

½ cup pumpkin½ cup peanut butter2 eggs2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (can be part white flour)½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teas...

October 25th, 2020 |  


Abandoned Alexandria, Ohio

Abandoned Alexandria, Ohio

The confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers has long been the site of human habitation, from the ancient Adena and Hopewell to the Shawnee and, lastl...

October 25th, 2020 |  


Halloween full moon

Halloween full moon

Many images associated with Halloween feature a cloud-draped full moon in the background.Whether a witch is stirring her cauldron, bats are flying thr...

October 18th, 2020 |