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Profiting From Wild West Virginia

May 17, 2015 Imagine a bobcat suddenly springing through the air, headed straight for your face. A Wetzel County hunter had the experience a few days ago, and he can prove i. more »»

Why Can’t We Abandon Groupthink, Embrace Future?

May 17, 2015 Have you ever looked at the twisted view of history in the texts at these fundamentalist, Christian conservative schools that are evolving throughout the Valley? The texts’ authors are reluctant t... more »»

We Should Honor Women Throughout the Year

May 17, 2015 I know that Mother’s Day was last week, yet I feel it necessary to start a movement that turns Mother’s Day from a one day of the year in May to an everyday holiday. more »»

Ed Pastilong, the Late Ralph Tasker Are Being Honored

May 17, 2015 By JIM COCHRAN This afternoon at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling two Moundsville natives will be inducted into the West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fam. more »»

Bipartisanship Not Always Good

May 16, 2015 Bless Jeff Kessler and other members of the West Virginia Senate group I’ll refer to simply as “The Liberal Eight.” For the same reason, bless Wheeling Mayor and former state Sen. more »»

Be Good With Tips

May 16, 2015 I would like to debunk the belief that women are bad tippers. However, experience has shown that men are often better tippers, especially to servers of the opposite sex. more »»

Mothers Get All The Attention

May 10, 2015 There’s a reason one of the stereotypical tattoos for tough guys doesn’t feature a heart with the word “Father” on it. It’s why today is International How Come Dads Don’t Get as Much Respect Day. more »»

Longing for a Wonderful Life We Already Have

May 10, 2015 Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you What’s that you say, Mrs. more »»

McMechen: A Galaxy Far, Far Away; and a Large Elephant

May 10, 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 »»

Cameron Students Are Standouts in W.Va. History Bowl

May 10, 2015 Cameron High/Middle School’s History Bowl Team One, comprised of students Paige Butler, Tyler Hill, Jordyn Hughes and Trin Scott, placed first in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s... more »»

McKinley, Morrisey GOP Leaders

May 9, 2015 U.S. Rep. David McKinley, the Republican who represents our region of West Virginia, has been making the rounds. more »»

Just Tell Mother ‘Thanks’

May 9, 2015 It happens every time. I can’t help it. I cry. Each time one of my family members announces they are expecting, the waterworks start. more »»

Why Do We Put Up With Bureaucrats?

May 3, 2015 Why do we put up with government of the bureaucracy, by the bureaucracy and for the bureaucracy? Who runs this country, anyway? A letter to the editor on page C6 of today’s newspaper probably will... more »»

Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

May 3, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the leas. more »»

Retiring Banker Took Job Because She Could Walk to Work

May 3, 2015 It is always interesting to learn how an individual chose his or her career, and especially those who have spent their entire career in the same profession. more »»

America Closer to Baltimore Than ‘City on a Hill’

May 3, 2015 My America, where are you? With the horrible consequences of the protests in Baltimore, I am overcome with emotions, and it is difficult to say which is the stronger. more »»

Justice Rich, But Has Weaknesses

May 2, 2015 If you could spend $5,356 and be virtually assured of being elected governor of West Virginia, would you do it? How one man answers that question, in a way, has quite a few politicians on edge. more »»

Take A Deep Breath

May 2, 2015 We all need it. We should all have our own personal relief valve to let off steam. After all, we are humans with human weaknesses, failures and triumphs, and sometimes we just have to let go. more »»

How to Increase Reading Speed, Comprehension

April 26, 2015 What is an appropriate reading rate or speed for your child? To develop an effective reading pace, your child must first understand that all materials are not meant to be read in the same manner,... more »»

Do SWAT Teams Need Blinders?

April 26, 2015 Perhaps we ought to start equipping police SWAT team members with blinders, something like those used on horses to ensure they don’t get “spooked” by something they spot with their peripheral visio. more »»

Genuine Love Is Offered With No Strings Attached

April 26, 2015 As we move into the heart of spring, we are seeing more and more conflicts between police and citizens that they have been charged to protect. more »»

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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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