Featured Story – 1st Place – By Ann Mead Ash, Engle Publishing Company About a decade ago, Diana Vuolo, founder/executive director of SWAN (Scaling Walls A Note at a Time), was an empty nester. A professional violinist and music teacher, she listened as her husband, Chuck, a pastor, described theRead More →

Featured Story – 3rd Place – by Teri Stein, Bargain Hunter The members at Advocacy, Choices and Empowerment Inc. have joined in recent efforts to revitalize New Philadelphia with their new Mindful Mosaic program. ACE members have been designing and creating their own mosaics to decorate cement trash cans aroundRead More →

Featured Story – Honorable Mention By – The Staff of Weekly Bargain Bulletin In memory of Frank W. Hutchinson, Sr., age 82, of Neshannock Twp. passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 in UPMC Jameson Hospital with loving family by his side. At his bedside, the family sang his favoriteRead More →

News Story – 1st Place – By Kyle Valentini, Bargain Hunter StarkFresh opened its Food Production and Job Skills Training Farm for guests on Saturday, April 20 to showcase a working urban farm that serves multiple purposes in the community. Located on Rowland Avenue in a forgotten space near downtownRead More →

News Story – 2nd Place – By Kyle Valentini, Bargain Hunter About a dozen individuals gathered at Tuscarawas Memorial Community Park in the village of Tuscarawas for the seventh annual Mud Run Watershed Spring Tour on Saturday, June 15. Mud Run is a 10-square-mile watershed that is located in TuscarawasRead More →

News Story – 3rd Place  – By Kristy Zurbrick, Columbus Messenger “He had an infectious smile. He loved working for our township. He loved all the jobs he had.” Jefferson Township Fire Chief Paul “Buck” Van Horn chokes up when talking about his co-worker, firefighter and paramedic Bradley J. HaynesRead More →

Opinion – 1st Place – by Andrea Cordle, The Messenger On a recent Saturday morning I sat in my car, driving my dog, Frankie to see the vet. It would be his last trip to the vet. It would be his last car ride. As I drove to say myRead More →

Personal Column – 1st Place Pipelines are webs of denial Last year I attended a workshop that demonstrated a free phone app called “Frac Tracker.” The instructor explained this app was started by a nonprofit organization of the same name. Its purpose was to share maps, data and analysis relatedRead More →