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BE YOUR OWN HERO: A writer’s experience

I am a survivor.And no, I don't mean that I crawled out of the window of a burning bus or beat stage 4 cancer.But, I am a survivor.I am not a hero. I have never saved a kitten trapped in a large tree. I have never fought fires, never led a protest, never took any real action to change the ...

Guide to the college football Bowl Games

Dec 29 Peach BowlMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia12:00 pmNo. 10 Florida Gators (93)No. 7 Michigan Wolverines Cotton Bowl ClassicAT&T StadiumArlington, Texas4:00 pmNo. 2 Clemson Tigers (130)No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (120) Orange BowlHard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida8:00 ...

Dr. Murph: Malpracticing horror & humor for years

The stage is black, an inky hole of darkness. Suddenly the opening strains of Al Caiola's "Experiment in Terror" come blasting out of the speakers, music that every horror fan of a certain age in the greater Pittsburgh viewing area knows by heart. Eerie green lights come on with a mist of fog ...

The Mothman: W.Va.’s winged wonder

Most observers describe the Mothman as a man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large wings. What is he? Where is he? Are people still seeing this odd creature flying about?The odd events connected to the Mothman began on November 12, 1966 near Clendenin, West Virginia. Five men ...

Exploring Ohio’s haunted past

Normally when one hears mention of haunted locations, the state of Ohio does not make the top of the paranormal list. Seems as though locations such as Salem, Massachusetts and New Orleans top the list. Ohio, though, truly has its share of spooky buildings, odd destinations and ghostly ...

The most haunted places in North America

Mysteries and the macabre take center stage come Halloween. Many people feel that lingering spirits may cling to hotel rooms, hospitals and old buildings. The following are some sites, courtesy of Conde Nast, Reader's Digest and National Geographic, that may prove pleasing to those who like a ...

Marshall Artist Series keeps great entertainment going for 82 years

The Marshall Artist Series, an entertainment staple in Huntington since 1936, recently announced their 82nd season. The season, which has proven to be one of their most ambitious yet, features comedic legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, musical icon Brian Wilson accompanied by two original ...

Wilding out at Ohio’s premier nature preserve

CUMBERLAND, Ohio - "Hey, good girl," coos Jordan Lain. "You're such a good girl."It's no household pet getting this praise on a hot August day it's a 6,000 pound Southern White Rhino, lounging in the mud."I talk to the rhinos a lot," says Lain, as she maneuvers a pickup through a pasture with ...

Get ready to tap your toes: This Month on Mountain Stage

West Virginia's prestigious live radio show - broadcast throughout the US on hundreds of stations has another eclectic month planned.Hitting the Cultural Center Stage in Charleston on Sept. 16 is BKO, a quintet from Bamako, Mali who perform a mixture of genres sure to get audiences dancing. ...