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China ‘Leadership’ Is Based on Lies

December 1, 2015 Chinese leaders came in for lavish praise from President Barack Obama during the climate change conference in Paris. more »»

Bridge to Energy Future Essential

December 1, 2015 If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct much of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced this week toward finding better... more »»

Some University Students Still Think

November 30, 2015 During a time when political correctness seems to run rampant on college campuses, at least some students remain courageous enough to use their heads. more »»

Give to Charities

November 30, 2015 Charitable giving in West Virginia declined $10 million between 2012 and 2013, a philanthropic group reported last week. more »»

He’s Stranger To Real Science

November 30, 2015 Back around the time California Gov. Jerry Brown was picking up the nickname “Governor Moonbeam,” he ran into confusion about where his ideas as an environmentalist meshed with hard science. more »»

Obama’s Paris Plan

November 30, 2015 Few people in 1992 would have envisioned what President Barack Obama and other world leaders determined to put Americans at a competitive disadvantage have in mind now. more »»

Consider Tax Cut for Seniors

November 29, 2015 It will be a long, possibly painful, stretch for West Virginia legislators to provide tax relief for anyone next year. Just to keep this year’s budget in balance, Gov. more »»

County Home Rule Premature

November 29, 2015 West Virginia’s initiative to provide home rule for many municipalities, relaxing state limits on some of what they do, is a big hit with town and city officials. more »»

Standardize School Evaluations in Ohio

November 29, 2015 A special panel looking at how charter schools in Ohio are evaluated focused on honest, accurate reports on their achievements. more »»

Local Stores Are Best Bet

November 28, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Everyone

November 28, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from need. more »»


November 27, 2015 Judson “Randy” R. Richards, 70, of Norwalk, CT formerly of New Martinsville, WV died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Camden Cark Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. more »»

An Unexpected Guest for Dinner

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving. more »»

Job Expansion Vital for W.Va.

November 27, 2015 Unemployment rates were down in 51 of West Virginia’s 55 counties last month, it was reported this week. more »»


November 27, 2015 Winifred L. “Winnie” Hinerman, 84, of Clive Avenue, Moundsville, WV passed away November 26, 2015 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, W. more »»

Another Hopeful Files For 5th Ward

November 27, 2015 WHEELING — Another hopeful has thrown his hat into the ring for Wheeling’s 2016 municipal election, as Dimmeydale resident Ty Thorngate has announced plans to run for the 5th Ward’s seat on city... more »»

Terrorism Daily Threat for Israelis

November 27, 2015 Terrorism tends to gain attention when single, large-scale attacks claim many victims, as in the Paris massacre of 129 people by Islamic State operatives. more »»

New Low for Higher Ed

November 27, 2015 Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. more »»

Shoppers Dash for Deals

November 27, 2015 ST. more »»

After Paris, Empty Symbolism

November 27, 2015 The instant online symbol of global support for Paris after last week’s attacks was a roughly rendered peace symbol with an Eiffel Tower in the middle of i. more »»


November 27, 2015 Sue J. Shallcross, 89, formerly of Bellaire and St. Clairsville, died Wednesday. Private services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in Bellaire. 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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