Columns

Lora Abernathy: Don’t judge, just pass the sugar

My love for red meat is rivaled only by my passion for sweets. After eating a slice of homemade cake in the break room, a co-worker walking past my office asked if I had any and if I liked it. “Does it have sugar in it?” I asked. “Yes,” she answered, her tone quizzical. “Then, […]

Andrea Chaffin: Make room for the pantyhose reindeer

Andrea Chaffin: Make room for the pantyhose reindeer

By Andrea Chaffin   My sister, Amanda, and my best friend, Mallory, pose with a construction paper reindeer and wreath. The year my mother brought the pantyhose reindeer to Texas Roadhouse for my 22nd birthday. Turns out, margaritas go great with pantyhose reindeer. I knew I was in trouble when she walked into Texas Roadhouse […]

Pamela Stricker: Let’s share some Salt

Pamela Stricker: Let’s share some Salt

Nearly six years ago, in November 2009, I, along with a very talented group of colleagues, launched a magazine in southern Ohio and named it Salt. It started out as a holiday cookbook with some additional ideas and inspiration to celebrate the season, but that first issue exploded with so much more as we thought […]

Lora Abernathy: October is my favorite color

Lora Abernathy: October is my favorite color

We are thrilled to bring readers of The Lima News, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Point Pleasant Register, (Portsmouth) Daily Times and The (Pomeroy) Daily Sentinel the first local edition of Salt magazine. In other parts of Ohio where it has been published for several years, Salt has become one of the most popular publications we produce. […]

Kay Frances: Just horse(shoe)in’ around

Kay Frances: Just horse(shoe)in’ around

By Kay Frances Few people would dispute that horses are magnificent creatures. Their functions are wide and varied and they have been a great asset to us since the beginning of time. Over the years, they have provided work assistance, transportation, entertainment and companionship. Some horses are so beautiful that they are entered into shows […]

Lora Abernathy: Throw some wind in your caution

Sometimes, I like to take long drives in the country. It affords time to think and reflect on a life that too often passes by ever so quickly. On one such recent drive, I watched my hair flick forward across my cheeks, over my eyes; blown by Sunday’s warm winds rolling through the truck’s windows. […]

Pamela Stricker: On buckets, garage sales and horses

Pamela Stricker: On buckets, garage sales and horses

Pamela Stricker In my last column (July/Aug. edition), I wrote about my transition and relocation to a new job and new city. I felt like a flower that had been uprooted in the garden and was resting in the bucket with a bit of familiar soil and just enough water to tide me over until […]

Lora Abernathy: Don’t get up, I’m young enough to stand

As we age, most of us dread the decade milestones on our lives — whether it’s turning 30, 40, 50, 60, etc., reaching those ages can bring with them traumatic reminders of the passage of time and our own mortality. I might be the exception. A decade ago, I actually looked forward to turning 30. […]

Lora Abernathy: Seize the day … by going to sleep

With spring in the air and the sunshine’s light showering us earlier in the morning and later into the night, I have already started enjoying one of my favorite warm-weather pastimes: sunny Sunday afternoon naps. Yes, sleeping is one of my favorite things to do. I work hard and play hard; I’m going to sleep […]