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The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio

I attended my first ever pro golf tournament recently in beautiful Dublin, Ohio. Dublin is a suburb of Columbus and this is where Jack Nicklaus—one of the greatest pro golfers ever—designed a very challenging golf course. Mr. Nicklaus is from and went to school in Columbus. He acquired this property 40 years ago and in 1974 the Muirfield Village Golf Club opened.

THE MAGNA CARTA: CELEBRATING 800 YEARS

THE MAGNA CARTA: CELEBRATING 800 YEARS

In early 1215, civil war erupted in England. A large group of barons rebelled against King John because of his high taxes and other abuses. The rebels captured London and forced the king to flee. John yielded, and on June 19, he signed what came to be known as the “Magna Carta.”

Going Vegan- Sort Of

Going Vegan- Sort Of

Recently, my dad had triple bypass surgery. That scare got me thinking about my own eating habits and what I was prepared to do to escape bypass surgery in my own future now that the hereditary factor is staring me in the face. While researching various dietary methods of staving off heart disease, it was brought to my attention that exercise alone will not prevent heart disease if, like me, you eat your weight in cow and chicken every year, and let’s not even discuss bacon, which is the meat candy of the gods! I exercise and do it a lot because I love to eat. I figured if I lived by calories in/calories out, I was all set. After all, if I’m burning the calories I consume every day, all is good, right? Unfortunately, it’s wrong. What you eat has everything to do with whether you will develop heart disease or not. While I am burning calories, the saturated fat I consume is already on the way to doing damage to my arteries. So what do I do? Well, for starters, let’s be real. I have no intention of giving up every food that I love. However, I am willing to eat them less often. I am eating more whole foods and less meat. I have also instituted a “free pass” day. On this day I will have whatever I want, which must include cheese. I am willing to be a quasi vegan six days a week in order to enjoy meat and dairy on the seventh. With the Fourth of July growing near, I know my free pass day will be then. I will not be denied my mom’s potato salad or the loaded cheeseburger that has my name on it.

2015 Fighting for Justice Award Reception

The Bordas & Bordas law firm recently presented checks to the 15 high school seniors who were nominated by their teachers, friends and peers for the Anti-Bullying Award. This is the second year that we’ve recognized those students attending the 15 local high schools in Ohio and Marshall Counties in West Virginia and in Belmont County, Ohio. The award is based on a number of criteria. The recipients treat everyone equally; respect differences in others; stand up for those who are targeted by others or who are discriminated against; and speak out against injustice.

Another Blood Drive in Wheeling

Another Blood Drive in Wheeling

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, located at 640 Old Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, W.Va., is having a Blood Drive sponsored by the local Knights of Columbus #12195. It is scheduled for 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the church. You can call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or Tom Knight, Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus, at 304-281-6640 to schedule an appointment. Help them reach their goal of 40 pints. Please note you must be 17 years of age to donate blood. With parental consent, 16-year-olds can make a donation.

Our Police Need Our Support — and Reinforcements

Our Police Need Our Support — and Reinforcements

Policing has been negatively portrayed in the media, particularly over the past 10 months. Like every subject, the ability of the media to pick and choose what incidents to report on really drives public opinion, and public perception. But contrary to the popular quotation, perception is not always reality.

Being asked and not interviewed for a job

Being asked and not interviewed for a job

I’ve been so blessed to work for Bordas & Bordas. When I moved to Wheeling years ago, I came to the friendly city with my husband whose job brought us, along with our two boys, (ages 10 and 6, now 29 and 25) and my grandmother, who suffered from dementia (RIP). I didn’t work for the first year. I stayed home so I could get everyone situated into our new lives. When I wanted to re-enter the workforce, I just wanted to work part time to get out and be around people again, so I went back to doing what I thought I knew best, waitressing. I didn’t want to go back to working a full-time job at a bank or a car dealership like I’d worked previously. I just wanted part time. I wasn’t at my waitressing job very long when I waited on Linda Bordas. We talked a lot and one day when she came in, she asked me if I would like to work for her office. Being from out of state, I had no clue about Bordas & Bordas, so I went home and told my husband about what had be offered to me, and then I asked him, “Do you know anything about Bordas & Bordas?” He said, “Why yes. They are one of the best law firms in West Virginia.” Now we have two offices in West Virginia, one in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania. I also knew Scott Blass, one of the partners at the firm, from our boys playing WAHA hockey, so I thought to myself, “Why not give it a try?” Over the years, Scott has been a great help to me with my boys; I can never thank him enough. (If I told you all he has done for my family I would need to write a book, not a blog.) Thank you Scott for all you’ve done. You rock.

Exercise

Exercise

I probably should be ashamed to admit this here in my blog, but…I am what I am. I have a plaque hanging, of all places, on my refrigerator that proudly professes: “If God would have wanted me to touch my toes he would have put them on my knees.”

Quit Bugging Me!

Quit Bugging Me!

Headed outside and got the sunscreen? Don’t forget the bug spray! Bugs can carry diseases that make you very sick. As a matter of fact, the older I get the more diseases I am finding out these bugs carry and it’s making me really nervous, so trying to stay a step ahead of them is essential, not just for you, but your pets, too.

WHERE DO YOU PLACE YOUR HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN DRIVING?

WHERE DO YOU PLACE YOUR HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN DRIVING?

My father and my driver’s education instructor advised me when I was learning to drive that I needed to place my hands on the steering wheel at “10 and two” positions, like on a clock face. I have been driving with my hands at the 10 and two location for a long time now. NOW that hand position has changed. There are articles that state that since the driver side airbags are located in the automobile steering wheel, it would behoove the driver to adjust their hand location to “nine and three” on that imaginary clock face to escape hand/finger/arm injuries.

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Recent cases: Kilgore v. Bedi, (Ohio County, West Virginia, 2013) - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injuries - nearly $900,000 Verdict

-- Turkoly v. Gentile et al., Verdict, $5,100,000.00(Medical Malpractice, Mahoning County, Ohio, 2013) -- Cox v. Personal Service Insurance Company, (Belmont County, Ohio, 2012) - Bad Faith Insurance Practices - $10,000,000.00 Verdict;