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Lawmakers Can’t Win On Pooling

February 22, 2015 Pretend you and a friend have gone together to buy a couple of acres of land. You have a 75 percent interest. Your buddy has 25 percent. Then, a company contacts you. more »»

Better Writing Skills Help Students With All Subjects

February 22, 2015 There is absolutely no doubt about it: Research has demonstrated that developing writing skills can definitely assist your child to become an even better student in the classroom. more »»

Music Not for the Masses; Helping Others; and Dogs

February 22, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspape. more »»

American Legion National Commander Visiting Area

February 22, 2015 Marshall County Legionnaires Bill Burkett and Bill Harris have been quite busy the past few days making preparations for the visit of American Legion National Commander Michael Helm, which will... more »»

Pressure From Unions Is Felt

February 21, 2015 Bills of interest to several traditionally powerful interest groups are being dealt with in the West Virginia Legislature. But only one group — organized labor — seems to have had much impact. more »»

Elephant On The Bridge

February 21, 2015 The elephant must have known something we didn’t. My dad used to tell us that when he was a kid during the Great Depression, the circus would come to town in Wheeling. more »»

Taking Away Our Choices

February 15, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials often cite statistics, manufactured solely for that purpose, to support their demands for more power over our live. more »»

Blues, Jazz, Gospel Linked to African-American History

February 15, 2015 What do B.B. King, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and C.H. Mason have in common? They were all lovers of music. B.B. more »»

Raising Money to Help Veterans Through Fly Fishing

February 15, 2015 Project Healing Water Fly Fishing is a non-profit organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly... more »»

Honoring Police and Warm (and Cold) Thoughts

February 15, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspape. more »»

Obama Has Given Us No Reason to Trust Him on Trade

February 15, 2015 Trust is a precious commodity. Think of the last time someone you trusted broke a promise. more »»

GOP Use New Power Prudently

February 14, 2015 Republican leaders who had hoped the persuasiveness of their arguments might prompt some Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates to vote with them seem doomed to failure. more »»

Have A Heart

February 14, 2015 Another Friday the 13th has come and gone. Whew! To some, it is a day all about avoiding bad luck. It is 24 hours of pure dread, so much so that some call off work. more »»

Common Sense Returning?

February 8, 2015 If I choose to crawl under a farmer’s barbed wire fence to wave a red flag at a bull, I probably deserve whatever happens to me. more »»

Job Fair Intended to Benefit All Ohio Valley Residents

February 8, 2015 The 10th annual Marshall County Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 15 at the Moundsville Training Center within the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsvil. more »»

Even More Advanced Gas, Oil Technologies Ahead

February 8, 2015 Part of the lore of the oil and natural gas industry is how new drilling techniques and fracing methods were used over the years to produce more oil and gas out of conventional vertical wells. more »»

Altering, Not Repealing, Wage Law

February 7, 2015 West Virginia’s prevailing wage law may not be repealed this year — but it may be altered in a way that would satisfy some of its critics. more »»

Parenting 101 Skills Not Lost

February 7, 2015 Law enforcement officers in Jefferson County have had a pretty tough week. It was not the violent drug trade or turf wars that got to them. more »»

Real Change May Be In The Works

February 1, 2015 These are exciting times. Really. For one reason or another, a lot more people seem willing to think outside the proverbial box — to try things that were taboo for generations. more »»

Marshall School Board Should Cut Levy Rate

February 1, 2015 This commentary reflects the contents of a memorandum letter recently submitted to the superintendent of the Marshall County Board of Education and its five elected members. more »»

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Carousel of Kindness

February 26, 2015 Contrary to the horror stories abroad and the general apathy here at home, there is no shortage of chivalry and kindness in the world. Just a few examples from my past few days: 1. more »

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