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Birding by ear from bed

May 10, 2015 Wood thrushes returned the last week in April, so I know spring has officially arrived. The day they returned I heard their evening vespers just before dusk. more »»

It’s camp season around the Ohio Valley

May 8, 2015 WHEELING — The Ohio Valley is lucky for many reasons. more »»

Annual New River Birding Festival Is Definitely a Diamond of a Day

May 3, 2015 Earlier this week, I attended the New River Birding and Nature Festival in southern West Virginia as a speaker and guide. more »»

Pirates Leave 18 On Base in Loss to Cards

May 3, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Clint Hurdle is not about to panic. The Pittsburgh manager is taking a wait-and-see approach to his teams’ inability to get the key hit. more »»

Kluber Still Winless In Tribe Loss to Blue Jays

May 3, 2015 CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber’s numbers aren’t pretty, and he’s still winless after six starts this season. more »»

Listen to the Sound of the Jousting Jakes

April 26, 2015 About two weeks ago I heard the first turkey gobble of the year. It must have been right on the edge of the yard because I heard it while still lying in bed just before dawn. more »»

RINE: An OVAC Week That Will Be Well Worth Wait

April 25, 2015 WHEELING — It’s not secret that our arch nemesis Mother Nature has torn apart the spring sports schedule. more »»

Karma in the Woods

April 20, 2015 If mice and other small rodents know fear, they would lead lives of constant desperation. Rather than live in fear, though, I think they survive through vigilance. more »»

Hummingbirds Are Coming!

April 12, 2015 Spring migration is underway. Turkey vultures and killdeer have been back for weeks. I heard an eastern phoebe on March 12. more »»

Time for ‘Wrist Flick Syndrome’

April 5, 2015 If October’s shorter days and chilly temperatures cause “trigger itch” among hunters, blame April’s longer days and warmer temperatures for “wrist flick syndrome” among anglers. more »»

Magnolia Coach Dave Cisar Approaching 1,000 Victories

April 3, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — In typical Dave Cisar fashion he didn’t have much to say Thursday when the conversation turned to himself. more »»

Staten Will be Missed for More Than His Skills

March 27, 2015 CLEVELAND — Devin Williams emerged from the West Virginia locker room physically exhausted. more »»

Hester Is Unlike Any Other

March 18, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — This morning is a harsh reminder that college athletics are nothing like professional sports. more »»

The Numbers Are Staggering

March 17, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — Just for fun, go to a West Liberty men’s basketball game sometime and then head home and attempt to figure out the most important parts of that night’s story. more »»

Woodcock Have Returned

March 15, 2015 After a brief warm-up the first few days of March, we had our biggest snowfall of the winter — 14 inches on March 5. The following morning the thermometer plunged two degrees below zero. more »»

Blaha, Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Looking for One Final ‘W’

March 14, 2015 CHARLESTON — Regan Blaha sees the door on her prep career closing. The Wheeling Central senior is trying with all her might to keep it cracked opened just long enough to squeeze out one more victory. more »»

Upcoming Birding Trips

March 8, 2015 Memorable birding opportunities begin in late winter and continue through June. With just a little planning you can find great field trips close to home. more »»

It’s Time to Seed State Tourney 1-32

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — Two very good West Virginia Class A boys’ basketball teams will be moving onto their spring sports seasons at the conclusion of Friday night’s action at the John Marshall Field House. more »»

Win or lose today, Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals should still make regional

February 28, 2015 WHEELING — How big is today’s return bout with West Liberty for the Wheeling Jesuit men’s basketball team? Well, suffice to say very big. more »»

The WVU Name Game

February 23, 2015 A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Juliet told Romeo, but the late football pro Alex Karras may have disagreed. more »»

RINE: Winter Weather Sometimes a Win-Lose Proposition in Ohio Valley

February 22, 2015 WHEELING — Mother Nature has her grips firmly on the Ohio Valley once again. That’s perfectly fine with me on a personal level, but professionally it’s the pits. more »»

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