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Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

College-bound daughter also appears to be beach-bound

"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." - Michelle Held

Kids grow and change over the years. My daughter, Madelyn, is certainly no exception. Still, there are certain passions that have not changed within her since she was young. One of those infatuations is Maddie's love of the beach.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Church offers fun for the whole family

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio - Faith Baptist Chapel sponsored a community block party on Saturday, July 25.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Dave Lavender: Mothman band and beer finally pair up

It was only a matter of time before the brewery that makes Mothman Black IPA teamed up with the veteran Portsmouth rock act Mothman who've long been flying through the heart of midnight.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Julianne Tillis: 'Cure for Dreaming' sends timeless message of equality

There is only one fault in Cat Winters' "The Cure for Dreaming" - that, on the very last page, the book ends.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Dave Lavender: Dublin to host one of America's largest Irish festivals

When it comes to travel destinations, everyone has some of those summer stamped memories of frequent family travel traditions that forever have a soft place in your heart.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Angela Henderson-Bentley: 'Gods & Monsters' turns superhero series on its ear

For comic book geeks like me, there are certain names that always get us excited to sample their latest projects. And in the comic book animation world, there is only one name that matters - Bruce Timm.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

John Gillispie: Special effects stand out in 'Ant-Man'

Movies & More reviewer John Gillispie shares his thoughts on Marvel's "Ant-Man," which is rated PG-13 and playing in theaters.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

PAC holds auditions for 'RENT' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

ASHLAND - If you are interested in being a part of the Paramount Players' season, head down to the Paramount Arts Center on Aug. 3 for "RENT" auditions and Aug. 17 for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" auditions.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Crossing item off bucket list came with unexpected perks

My bucket list just got smaller.

Two years ago, my son, Andy, and I visited the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown, New York, followed by a trip to Fenway Park in Boston, which was tops on my list.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Dairy Bell still going strong after 64 years

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio - Established by Ruth Brown and her son N.F. Brown, in 1951 M&M's Dairy Bell is a classic American diner known for it's hotdogs, hamburgers, and ice cream as well as friendly service.