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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 »»

Wrestling Match in the Courtroom and Unspent Money

April 26, 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 »»

Marshall Countians Preparing for Boys State in June

April 26, 2015 The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State will be an event of June 7-11 at Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County, with five individuals who are members of Legion posts in Marshall County being involved. more »»

Sorting Out Democrats’ Agenda

April 25, 2015 Expect contests for both major parties’ nominations for governor next year — but look for the Democrats to stage by far the more interesting of the two primary election campaigns. more »»

Go Out And Play

April 25, 2015 Reality came calling this week, leaving me with a twinge of sadness for innocence lost. The folks at the Wheeling Recreation Department sent me a fax that delivered some discouraging news. more »»

Water, Water Everywhere

April 19, 2015 “Strike while the drought is hot,” a reader advised local economic development leaders in an email to me. It’s not a bad idea in view of events in California. more »»

Proposed Pipeline Good for Ohio, Our Entire Region

April 19, 2015 Just a few years ago, natural gas inventories were shrinking, and the country was considering importing a liquefied form of gas from the Middle East. What a difference a few years make. more »»

Moundsville Business Reopens Under New Management

April 19, 2015 Johnny and Shar’s Big Dipper in Moundsville reopened Friday with changes, the most notable being the personnel dipping the ice cream and serving food items, as the Clay Wise and the Jim Wise... more »»

Convincing Democrats to Rebel

April 17, 2015 Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, should be taking Sen. more »»

Let’s Dig In the Dirt

April 17, 2015 I sat looking out at a blue-gray sky filled with streaky white clouds. If I am patient, I will see what I came for at this early evening hour. A few more minutes and it happened. more »»

Newspapers Are Not ‘The Media’

April 12, 2015 Here at the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer, we make our money by selling a single product to readers: trust. more »»

Jail System Should Have Been Rewarded for Progress

April 12, 2015 One basic tenant of all legislative sessions is there are winners and losers. more »»

Rainy Weather Causes Headaches; Summer Plans; and Gas

April 12, 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 »»

Saunders Expects To Be ‘Roasted’ by Fellow Lions Members

April 12, 2015 One of the duties of a Lions Club district governor is to make visitations to each club in his/her district, and in District 29-L the final visitation of DG Eugene Saunders will take place on... more »»

Getting at Government Secrets

April 11, 2015 One misconception about West Virginia’s open records law is that it compels officials to release most government documents if they are asked to do so. It does no such thing. more »»

Siblings And The Only Child

April 11, 2015 It was a short text from my youngest sister. I reached for my cellphone to read the message which simply said, “Happy Sibling Day!” LOL. (Laugh Out Loud). more »»

Battling Human Trafficking

April 8, 2015 Twenty million — that’s the estimated number of human trafficking victims worldwide. more »»

Coloring Real Eggs For Easter

April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday was not a treat-filled day when I was a youngster. There were no gigantic hollow chocolate bunnies, no cream-filled Cadbury eggs, not even the candy-coated marshmallow ones. more »»

Making Most of Energy Boom Through Philanthropy

April 5, 2015 On March 19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland held a Shale Symposium at Wheeling Jesuit University. I attended on behalf of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. more »»

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What's All The Skype About?

April 13, 2015 In late 2010, members of the West Virginia Senate Democratic caucus voted to select a Senate president for the next term -- and one of the votes came electronically from the Middle East. more »

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