Local Columns

‘Light Between Oceans’

The "Light Between Oceans" will be the topic of discussion as the new season of MUSE Group begins 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Kent State-East Liverpool.Upcoming readings include "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson (October) and "Perfect: a Novel by Rachel Joyce" (November).If you've read "The ...

Review the pipeline safety regulations

A review of safety regulations for natural gas pipelines in West Virginia should be the top priority for Mary S. Friend, recently named as the state's top official in charge of the matter.Friend was appointed by the state Public Service Commission to head its Gas Pipeline Safety Division. She ...

Family favorites

We're in the middle of August and I hope everyone is enjoying these dog days of summer. I'm sure that anxious ache has made its self known in many kids' stomachs, and perhaps teachers' too, as school looms on the horizon.Apart from marking the start of the new school year, August holds many ...

5K fever

I had never been much of a runner until this summer. This was mostly due to the fact that I was self-concious of how I look while running. Some people have that perfect runners stance and I've always feared I look silly jogging through a park on my own. But the popularity of the 5K (a 3.1-mile ...

Greed

I hope that we can all agree that greed is an ugly thing. If not, wait until you watch this week's two cinematic suggestions.In this world, it's not hard to compare ourselves and our belongings to others and what they have. If we are not content with our lives and possessions then in the ...

Summer blockbusters

Have you ever noticed the nature of the movies released in the summertime is different than what appears toward the end of the year?Being that the film industry is a business like any other, there are motives for deciding which movies come out when. The Oscars, various film festivals, and award ...

Mythological movies

When I was young, I was fascinated by the fantastical stories of Greek and Roman mythology. Many of you may relate. I would read books and examine scenes of captivating monsters. I would anxiously read on to discover how the heroes were able to strategically destroy the hazardous creatures: How ...

Three colors

You may be aware that on late Sunday nights, Turner Classic Movies presents foreign films under its "Imports" collection. Tonight's overseas showing is what is known as the Three Colors Trilogy by Polish director/writer Krzysztof Kielowski (a mouthful, I know).The three movies are simply titled ...

Father films

A "Happy Father's Day" to all the dads today. Last month, as you hopefully remember, we celebrated Mother's Day, and as the other half of the parental duo, fathers too have an important role in this society and world and should also be celebrated.In fact, the health and prosperity of a society ...

Marx movies

Comedy has been a loyal friend to film. Since the first flickering images, scenes of men being blasted in the face with garden hoses, or hungry fellows quickly consuming tables full of food, have amused audiences. People want to be entertained, which a lot of the time means they want to ...