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Will It Be Kessler vs. Manchin?

March 28, 2015 If you did well with your college basketball bracket predictions, perhaps you’d like to try something more challenging. We’ll call it governorology. more »»

Say No To Bullies

March 28, 2015 I don’t like punks. You know the type. They are the kids or young adults and sometimes even adults, who have no regard for other people’s property, feelings or rights. more »»

Terrorists’ Social Media Overhyped

March 22, 2015 Experts tell us we simply must win the social media battle against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Remembering Those Who Served in Vietnam War

March 22, 2015 Mary and I recently joined our son and his family for lunch at one of those sports restaurants that specialize in hot wings. more »»

Plans Being Finalized for Moundsville High Homecoming

March 22, 2015 Fliers for the five-year Moundsville High School Homecoming Celebration to be held Sept. 4-6 have been sent to 3,800 MHS alumni by the MHS alumni. more »»

Not ‘Riled Up’ About Schools

March 21, 2015 Once you get West Virginians “riled up,” you can accomplish big things in politics. Just ask Republicans who control the Legislature for the first time in 83 years. more »»

Roundball Memories

March 21, 2015 March Madness is like a walk in the park compared to youth travel basketball. more »»

Food Bank Woes Local Challenge

March 15, 2015 Every year at about this time, Bethlehem Temple in North Wheeling helps hundreds of families enjoy nice Easter dinners. This year, the plan was to distribute as many as 1,000 food basket. more »»

Have the Courage to Do Something About Racism

March 15, 2015 As the late Sir Winston Churchill was carried on a stretcher from the London Airport after an accident aboard, he held up his hand in his familiar sign for victory. more »»

Construction Season Begins; Frost Bite; and Parades

March 15, 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 newspaper. more »»

Talking Baseball With Some of the Ohio Valley’s Best

March 15, 2015 This past week, I spent five days with 37 other Ohio Valley baseball-minded individuals in Florida watching five Spring Training games, and at nearly all the contests someone from our group would... more »»

Balancing State Budget Locally

March 14, 2015 Now comes the hard part for West Virginia legislators. more »»

Sing A New Song

March 14, 2015 It’s Rick’s fault. He came through the newsroom lamenting how he could not get a certain song out of his head. more »»

Rating Outrageous Campuses

March 8, 2015 College students often do very stupid things. Remember “streaking”? But sometimes idiocy on campus goes beyond stunts. more »»

Connecting With WVU Students in Unexpected Way

March 8, 2015 I celebrated my birthday at a ba. more »»

Legion Commander Misses Local Event to Meet President

March 8, 2015 It isn’t often that someone who is in Marshall County is summoned to Washington, D.C., to meet with the president of the United States, but it happened last wee. more »»

Don’t Expect Charter Schools

March 7, 2015 It may have escaped your notice, but there hasn’t been a lot of lobbying in favor of charter schools by county boards of education in West Virginia. more »»

Lenten Lesson Learned

March 7, 2015 Sorting through the influx of snail-mail that landed on my newsroom desk I paused to look at the plain, white envelope. It was not the usual junk mail addressed by a machine in some warehouse. more »»

Brutal Winter Puts So-Called ‘Global Warming’ Theory on Ice

March 7, 2015 By Deroy Murdock For Town Hall Winter 2015 has become a combination of “Dr. Zhivago” and the scary scenes of “Frozen.” This has rendered champions of so-called “global warming” eerily quiet. more »»

It Can Happen In Your Town

March 1, 2015 Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove had some excellent advice last week for local residents — except that she should have added a warning. more »»

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