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What Does He Think Of W.Va.?

December 14, 2014 One suspects MIT?economist Jonathan Gruber did not advise state officials that West Virginians are stupid. more »»

Show Some Respect for Land of Free, Brave

December 14, 2014 At a time when the media are constantly pointing out social, political and ideological divisions in America, most of us can agree on uniting around the larger meaning of our nation and the... more »»

Moundsville Gathers for Tree Lighting by Miss West Virginia

December 14, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — City residents were joined by Miss West Virginia Paige Madden last week as the Gold, Khourey and Turak offices celebrated its 12th annual Christmas tree lightin. more »»

Writing Class Is Part of ‘Paws for a Cause’ at High School

December 14, 2014 John Marshall High School this year is offering for the first time a professional writing class, and in addition to writing press releases, creating pamphlets, brochures and newsletters, the 17... more »»

Dealership Collecting Gifts For Veterans

December 14, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thomas Auto Centers is teaming up to honor local veterans this holiday season. Thomas is accepting donations at the dealership in St. more »»

Let’s Look at Horse Racing, Too

December 13, 2014 Some West Virginians may have been cocking their heads from one side to the other — like dogs puzzled at human behavior — earlier this month. more »»

Taking The Right Steps

December 13, 2014 I saw them for the first time last summer. They were walking to a church festival. Two young parents with four children in tow — one in a baby stroller. more »»

Making A Child Smile

December 7, 2014 Those of us blessed with children and, perhaps, grandchildren know we’d do anything for them. Anythin. more »»

Capitalizing on Wheeling’s Many Unique Assets

December 7, 2014 A recent newspaper headline read, “Cleveland Takes on Silicon Valley,” an item that has been a principal element in our vision for the future Wheeling, a, subject discussed with a few others since... more »»

An Award-Winning Acting Job; and Buying Local

December 7, 2014 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 »»

Tree Gala One of Many Christmas Events in Marshall County

December 7, 2014 While the Feeding Body and Soul Community Kitchen and the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce will be sharing proceeds from the annual Tree Gala Auction organization held Thursday night at St. more »»

December 7 a Reminder of Who We Are as Americans

December 7, 2014 Seventy-three years later, America still remembers the “date which will live in infamy. more »»

Political Litmus Tests Unwise

December 6, 2014 Republicans could do far worse than naming Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, as their nominee for president in 2016. But they won’t have that option. more »»

Leaving A Legacy

December 6, 2014 When we die, some of us leave behind a legacy. Maybe it was a life of success in business. Some people are remembered for their philanthropy work. more »»

Feds Should Pursue Case In Ferguson

November 30, 2014 It has been suggested Attorney Eric Holder’s Justice Department should pursue civil rights violation charges against Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson. It should. The sooner, the better. more »»

Comprehension by Inference Is Reading Between Lines

November 30, 2014 As you learned in a previous column, there are four levels of comprehension or understanding: literal (stated facts), interpretive (implied facts), critical (making judgments), and creative (evokin... more »»

Christmas Activities Planned Throughout Marshall County

November 30, 2014 Several Christmas related events will be taking place in Marshall County communities during the next two weeks. The 4th annual city of Glen Dale Christmas Tree Light-Up Night will be at 6 p.m. more »»

We’re Far From Independent

November 29, 2014 Back in the spring of 1775, Americans shut down the government. more »»

It’s No Laughing Matter

November 29, 2014 It was like learning my beloved dog had rabies. more »»

Homework, Homework ... Should We Give Them a Break?

November 28, 2014 Students have complained about homework for many years, but what about parents? While some parents welcome homework because they can keep abreast of what their children are doing and learning, other... more »»

What’s Good For The Goose...

November 23, 2014 Apparently, West Virginians really like the Boy Scouts. But what about the Girl Scouts, 4-H, volunteer fire departments, people who feed the poor during holiday season, churches, etc.? On Nov. more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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