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Snow Days Are Inevitable; View Them as Opportunities

February 12, 2016 It’s that time of the year again. more »»

What Are We Teaching Kids About Coping?

February 11, 2016 After doing mental health and addictions therapy with adults and children for 30-plus years, I have learned some things about parents and childre. more »»

Farm Meets Cure for The Winter Blues

February 10, 2016 The winter blues have arrived with the cold and the gray, a couple days of bitter to a day of mild. The mud is attaching itself to everything: boots, tools and tires. more »»

Vaccines Are Safe For Most People With Autoimmune Disease

February 8, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 39-year-old male with systemic lupus. I read your article on artificial and natural immunity and how getting the flu shot helps “prime” the immune system. more »»

Rocky Family Past Leaves Son Angry, Unforgiving

February 7, 2016 Dear Annie: Twenty five years ago, my youngest son, then 18, quit the job he had had for four years. They had promised him an assistant manager job and when he turned 18, but did not follow through. more »»

History Heroes Hailed

February 7, 2016 Congratulations are extended to six area residents who were honored as West Virginia History Heroes last weekend. more »»

Ruffed Grouse Can Be Bold

February 7, 2016 Thomas Felton of Kimbolton, Ohio recently sent me some photos of a ruffed grouse he had been feeding twice a day since late November. He first noticed the grouse while walking with his grandson. more »»

Cook-Off Attracts Area Chef

January 31, 2016 Vagabond Chef Matt Welsch of Wheeling is among five competitors in the 11th-anniversary edition of the Cast Iron Cook-Off in West Virginia this week. more »»

What’s Really In Your Food?

January 28, 2016 Cultured pasteurized Grade A milk, kosher gelatin, lactic acid esters of mono and diglycerides, natural flavor, sodium stearoyl lactylate, bulgaricus, thermophilus, acesulfame, potassium, sucralose... more »»

Area Youth In Spotlight Third Time

January 24, 2016 He’s only 9 years old, but Braden Baker of Bethlehem is already making his third appearance on one of Oprah Winfrey’s television shows. more »»

What Is LDL Cholesterol’s Relation to Longevity?

January 18, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently saw an article about how higher cholesterol levels (especially LDL) actually contribute to a longer life. more »»

New in Town, Finding Wrong Type of Guys

January 18, 2016 Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old female who recently moved to a new town. I have met a few guys, but it never seems to go anywhere. I can’t seem to find someone who wants anything more than se. more »»

Honor King By Serving, Preserving

January 17, 2016 The observances of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in Wheeling will include a special opportunity to serve and preserve. more »»

Concussions And Your Kids

January 14, 2016 Concussion has become a headline in every media outlet around the country. Concussion is the No. 1 neurological injury suffered by those serving in our armed forces. more »»

Uncovers Wife’s Affair, Unsure How He’ll Cope

January 11, 2016 DEAR ABBY: Thirty years ago when I was an Army officer, my wife “went crazy.” She had an affair and wound up getting pregnant. more »»

Newcomer Is Seeking Active Role

January 10, 2016 West Liberty University welcomed its new president, Dr. Stephen Greiner, this past week. more »»

Bethany Leader Mourned

January 3, 2016 A leading light of Bethany College for many decades entered the heavenly realm as the old year drew to a close. Dr. Robert A. Sandercox, senior vice president emeritus, died on Sunday, Dec. more »»

Teacher With No Kids Gets No Respect

January 2, 2016 DEAR ABBY: I’m a gay man in my late 40s who has worked for 10 years in the public school system with young adults and kids with special needs. more »»

Raising the Bar for Students Leads to Success

January 1, 2016 “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” — Stephen R. more »»

Exercise Myths Versus Reality

December 31, 2015 Turn on the TV, read a magazine or newspaper, and you will see diet ads, pills, exercises and a myriad of other methods advertised to help you lose weight or get in shape. more »»

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