The Journal Gazette

Signs popping up that show return to normal nearing

Fans of Major League Baseball are starting to head back to some stadiums, replacing cardboard cutouts meant to resemble...

April 17, 2021 1:00 am

A prelude of what's to come, celebrating Easter in person

I was able to celebrate Easter - the most significant holiday for many Christians - in the sanctuary where I have attended more than 20...

April 6, 2021 10:10 am

Good planning makes vaccine process smooth

When I was in college, the way we registered for classes was to appear at a large ballroom at a designated time and stand in lines to...

April 3, 2021 1:00 am

COVID ups, downs include another close case

COVID-19 is such a rollercoaster ride. I don't do well on rollercoasters.

March 26, 2021 2:20 pm


Hospitalization news shows continued need for vigilance

The past year has been filled with scary headlines.

March 20, 2021 1:00 am

 Melissa Rinehart

Virus infects four family members - in separate residences

Posting to Facebook about her daily symptoms helped Melissa Rinehart get through the worst of her bout with COVID-19.

March 18, 2021 7:37 pm

 Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette 
Freshly washed dishes sit drying beside the sink in Sherry Slater's kitchen. Her husband gets credit for doing the chore.

Pandemic rearranges life on the homefront

Over the past year, I've written numerous stories about businesses shifting focus during the pandemic.

March 13, 2021 1:00 am

 Pastor Anthony R. Pettus Sr. preaches Feb. 28 during a service streaming live on Facebook.

Church remains important even when online

I'm sort of missing church, but I haven't missed church.

March 6, 2021 1:00 am

Scheduling vaccine proves challenging

A news alert before noon today said individuals as young as 55 could sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine, so after three Zoom meetings for...

March 2, 2021 10:41 pm

 Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette 
Vitamin C, honey, apple cider vinegar, Pepto Bismol and a pulse oximeter were among the items recommended by friends, family and physicians during a bout with the coronavirus.

Nutrition, exercise get endorsed

My husband was so sick with COVID-19 in December and January that I took him to the emergency room twice.

February 27, 2021 1:00 am

  • The cougher on the treadmill
  • Scary phone call delivers shot of relief
  • Ordering groceries for pickup can be letdown
  • Looking out for Mom and Dad
  • Shopping trip turns up rare Lysol find after long drought
  • Celebrating the season when COVID allows
  • Consideration key as recovery from virus takes its time
  • We don't need to impose our choices on others
  • Virus reveals burgeoning green thumb
  • Finding humor and small wins in tough times
  • Just 'living life' is no mask exemption