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Fun Filled National Days

Fun Filled National Days

Have you ever received a surprise announcement —like wear your pajamas all day today? Sounds good to me… Well, my youngest daughter gets to do certain things regularly at school or in her aftercare program. She gets so excited to have a special theme to look forward to and plans for it for days. The evening after one of these particular days, she talks my ear off about the fun they had along the way and some of the things she saw.

Volunteering

Volunteering

I come from the small town of Cameron where, as a community, it is often a struggle to make improvements to structures or facilities within our small town due to limited funds or lack of personnel. Because we are so limited, we are very much a “hands-on” community. By that I mean there are many people who are more than willing to pitch in and volunteer in order to make something happen. One example of this is the restoration of our historic 75 year old Cameron Community Pool. It is a unique, semi-circular shaped pool built in 1939, and placed on the National Historic Register. In 2012, a group of concerned citizens formed The Friends of Cameron Pool Committee and began the process of restoring the community swimming pool, which had been closed for approximately five years. It was a daunting task, but one that many people were more than willing to undertake. Every weekend for almost a year, volunteers went to the pool to mow, weed eat, scrub, paint, etc. A new roof was installed on the pool house and concession stand, the plumbing and piping systems were upgraded, concrete pads were poured, the electrical system was upgraded, and many, many hours of volunteer work were put in. There were multiple fundraisers—spaghetti dinners, chicken roasts, musical events, t-shirts being sold, etc. Letters were written soliciting donations from corporations, and the donations began pouring in. People who grew up in Cameron and moved away heard of the project and sent donations. What was originally quoted as an almost $400,000 restoration, which was not affordable for the city, was completed for approximately $70,000 and a lot of blood, sweat and tears from volunteers. On Memorial Day weekend 2013, the pool celebrated its grand reopening.

MY BORDAS & BORDAS EXPERIENCE

MY BORDAS & BORDAS EXPERIENCE

As I near the end of my third summer here at Bordas & Bordas, I still can't seem to find a completely accurate job description. I like to think I've done a little bit of everything from unpacking dishes to reading The Reptile. I firmly believe, however, each experience and task will somehow help me in the future, like when I buy dishes for my own house and have to organize them.

Brain Cancer Awareness

Brain Cancer Awareness

Robert Mohney, my grandpa, is one of the most amazing men I have ever met. He’s one of those people who has truly done it all. In his life he has been a principal, a veteran, visited every president’s home, raised a child (my dad, Mark), scored a hole-in-one at a Florida golf course and has been married to his best friend for 61 years and counting.

Small Town WV

Small Town WV

Last week, while I was having my usual breakfast at Bob’s Lunch, I happened to overhear a conversation between two young men who were seated at a nearby table. It seemed obvious to me that they were not from this area, pipeline workers would be my guess, and they were discussing life in Moundsville. “I don’t know why anyone would want to live in this podunk little town,” said one of the men. “I’d kill myself if I had to spend the rest of my life here.” The conversation continued from there, with the men complaining about having nothing to do and nowhere to go in their free time. It was a conversation I have heard many times before, and each time I do, I have to fight off the urge to respond. Instead, I write off such comments as evidence of the foolishness of youth combined with the cynicism of those who have yet to learn of the things that are really important in life.

Baseball- 50 Years Later

Baseball- 50 Years Later

I was recently invited by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball organization to be a Pirates “Big Leaguer for a Day.” It’s something that the Pirates apparently do every year in appreciation for the support that people and organizations provide to the Pittsburgh Pirates. This year, the Bordas & Bordas law firm entered into a business relationship with the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the first time, we have a suite at the Pirates games and are able to entertain 20 people per game. In addition, the law firm name and logo also now appears on the Clemente wall in right field.

Trying to tell Barley and Guinness Apart. Better known as The Boys in our office

Trying to tell Barley and Guinness Apart. Better known as The Boys in our office

Throughout the years, I’ve been told by tons of people they can’t tell Barley and Guinness apart. Even I sometimes can’t when they are standing side by side. If you have ever come to the office and seen the boys you would understand. Let me try to help you differentiate between the two.

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

I think all of us enjoy a good treasure story. I remember reading about an English man walking through the countryside with a metal detector when he uncovered thousands of pieces of gold, silver and gems dating back nearly a thousand years. Just two months ago, a Texas man discovered a trove of jewelry in a secret drawer in a dresser he bought at an estate sale. It seems like treasures are everywhere just waiting to be found!

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

I think all of us enjoy a good treasure story. I remember reading about an English man walking through the countryside with a metal detector when he uncovered thousands of pieces of gold, silver and gems dating back nearly a thousand years. Just two months ago, a Texas man discovered a trove of jewelry in a secret drawer in a dresser he bought at an estate sale. It seems like treasures are everywhere just waiting to be found!

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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;