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Giving Yourself A Nice Gift

November 29, 2015 Don’t forget to get yourself something nice for Christmas. You may even want to give duplicates of your self-gift to others on Santa’s list. more »»

Road Work Improving, But Still a Major Challenge

November 29, 2015 Many of you are interested in what is happening with our roads in Marshall County. This will be an update on what has been happening during this yea. more »»

Recent Books For the Holidays

November 29, 2015 As the holidays approach, here are some books I recommend for any nature-lover on your gift list. more »»

Christmas Tree Auctions Scheduled in Moundsville, Cameron

November 29, 2015 There will be two Christmas Tree auctions this week in Marshall County, one the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Gala in Moundsville and the other an Adopt-a-Tree Christmas Gala... more »»

Dishonesty Pays for Politicians

November 28, 2015 People have voted for political candidates who didn’t tell the truth for as long as there have been elections. more »»

Gaga Over Gadgets

November 28, 2015 I couldn’t help myself. I tried to walk away but my insatiable curiosity got the best of me. more »»

About Refugees, Tourists

November 22, 2015 Americans are supposed to open our arms wide and embrace 20,000 or so refugees from Syria, even though there’s an excellent chance some of them may be terrorist moles. President Barack Obama says so. more »»

Don’t Let W.Va. Go Down Path of Other GOP States

November 22, 2015 Republicans have been crowing about the record number of state legislatures they control lately. The right wing has full control of the statehouse in some 31 states, including West Virginia. more »»

Kindness of Strangers, Democratic Debate and Hygiene

November 22, 2015 The Kindness of Strangers A local Vietnam veteran said he was overwhelmed by a recent gesture of kindness extended to him by a stranger. He said his wife was shopping at a local mall on Veterans Da. more »»

Special Holiday Events Scheduled in Moundsville, Cameron

November 22, 2015 “UMAC’s Small Business Saturday” and “Christmas on the Avenue” will take place from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday along Jefferson Avenue from Second to Fifth Streets. more »»

Roberts Full of Surprises — and a Good Chief Justice

November 22, 2015 With the beginning of the October term, Chief Justice John Roberts began his 10th year on the Supreme Cour. more »»

Vying for State Senate Control

November 21, 2015 Look for the West Virginia state Senate race between Democrat incumbent Jack Yost and Republican challenger Ryan Weld to be a knock-down, drag-out battle. more »»

It Has to Be Said

November 21, 2015 It took courage to do what he did. He didn’t have to broach the subject, as raw as it is. Maybe it made some people shift uncomfortably in their seats. more »»

Ban Political Correctness At WVU

November 15, 2015 Is political correctness coming to West Virginia University? Well, it probably has achieved at least a beachhead there. WVU is a university campus, after all. more »»

Current System of Education Flunks the Test

November 15, 2015 Our present system of education, with its emphasis on “standardized testing,” is both a glowing success and a colossal failure. more »»

Salt Supplies; Old Man Winter; And Signs Everywhere

November 15, 2015 Make Sure Of Salt Supplies Every year, it seems like at least one community gets caught without an adequate salt supply for dealing with icy roads. more »»

Planning for Moundsville Country Club Began 75 Years Ago

November 15, 2015 Seventy-five years ago, in September 1940, a committee was formed to obtain a site for the current the Moundsville Country Club, with the land chosen having been owned at one time by none other... more »»

Finding More Money to Maintain W.Va. Roads

November 15, 2015 Of the growing problems facing West Virginia, one has emerged to place us in a severe predicament. more »»

Moderate Thinkers Unfashionable

November 14, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s strategy in running for president seems to be that there’s a silent majority of Americans ready for a thoughtful, compassionate conservative. more »»

Patriotism Shines

November 14, 2015 It was humbling to see. Driving through South Wheeling, then out-the-Pike and eventually through the hills of Ohio County on Wednesday evening, it was a wonderful sight, time after time. more »»

Level Playing Field On Transparency

November 14, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

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September 29, 2015 I can't understand all the fuss over a lack of turkeys for Thanksgiving. There are plenty of turkeys roaming near where I live as you can see by the photos here. more »

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