Winter Backpacking

By Trent Dibell The steam rolls out of your mouth and evaporates before your eyes and you look beyond the ridge from the trail. You are captivated by the wonders of creation and how we get to enjoy the wilderness that surrounds us. Winter backpacking…are you up for the adventure? Time, we do not have much […]

Heart Attack

  By Barbara Van Horn Life is a precious gift given to us by God. We need to cherish and treasure each day. We hear those words all the time but often they don’t mean much until you come close to losing that precious gift of life. Up until about three months ago I considered […]

OGLEBAY Wheeling West Virginia

By Elaine Kish While well known for its spectacular holiday light display, most visitors do not realize that Oglebay Park in Wheeling, West Virginia, has so much more to offer all year long. Intrigued by both the location and activities, I recently visited the 1,775-acre park with my granddaughters, Zoe and Emily.     By […]

Wedding Budgets

By Gail Gregory–McLaughlin, CMP. CMM. One of the most important things to do after the proposal has been accepted is to set a budget.  I cannot stress enough the importance of this step.  The couple and BOTH set of parents need to sit down and talk as to what each side can bring to the […]


By Elaine Kish, Compass Media Staff Writer Every day millions of Americans use their health insurance coverage for everything from wellness physicals to major surgeries and hospitalizations. But what happens when your pet needs medical treatment? In 1997 a group of investors in Canton, Ohio, saw a need for a service to pet owners in […]

Healthy Future

By Ashley Gerrard One of the most popular topics today is getting healthy and making changes to create a healthier lifestyle. This is GREAT! We want that! We need that within our local community and we need it across the country. However, we tend to direct our efforts towards ourselves and we don’t realize the […]