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Mud Slinging Serves No Purpose

October 25, 2014 Here’s a rule of thumb in politics: Never anger anyone you don’t need to alienate for a good reason. more »»

A Tiny Bundle Of Love

October 25, 2014 I fell in love again this week. I didn’t think it was possible to love anyone else as much as your own child, but it i. more »»

Don’t Shed Any Tears For the CDC

October 19, 2014 Would it surprise you to learn that one of the functions of the Centers for Disease Control is to prevent “teen dating violence”? The CDC also battles bullying. more »»

Pouring Ice Water on ‘Awareness’ Campaigns

October 19, 2014 Americans have long been vulnerable to fads, those odd behaviors that suddenly become all the rage. more »»

A Different Type of Scenery, Rain, and Deep Freeze

October 19, 2014 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 newspape. more »»

Legionnaire C. William Harris Being Honored in Cameron

October 19, 2014 Although C. William Harris has never lived in the city of Cameron, the name Bill Harris has been synonymous with that community for many years. more »»

Government Mistrust Is Epidemic

October 18, 2014 By Friday, nearly 30 countries had established bans on travel to and from the three countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea — hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. more »»

This Is Not Kids’ Stuff Here

October 18, 2014 It wasn’t funny or cute. It hurt and we were sick. When half of the children in my parents’ family came down with the mumps at Easter time, I’m sure my mother was ready to run away from home. more »»

Why Not Private Flood Insurance?

October 12, 2014 Thousands of West Virginia and Ohio homeowners were shocked and often angry when they got the news about a year ago: Their federal flood insurance premiums were going up. Way up. more »»

Politicians Promise Change But Never Deliver

October 12, 2014 Recently, I wrote about what I believed were the three noblest professions. Now, I am going to stick my neck out even further. more »»

Law Enforcement Working Together; and Wide Loads

October 12, 2014 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 newspape. more »»

Moundsville Officials Perplexed About Home Rule Rejection

October 12, 2014 When the city of Moundsville sent its application to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule committee for consideration as a Home Rule city, a letter signed by City Manager Deanna Hess accompanied... more »»

Debate Changed Few Minds

October 11, 2014 Who won this week’s televised debate between Rep. Shelley Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant? Neither of the. more »»

Value Of Teachers

October 11, 2014 One of my favorite episodes of Andy Griffith’s television show was a story about how Andy was trying to teach his very young son about the value of a dollar. more »»

Four Years And Out A Good Plan

October 5, 2014 Want to save $15,000 to $30,000? If you’re the parents of college-age kids, I can tell you how to do that. It’s simple:?Tell your son or daughter college is not a caree. more »»

‘Lucky Lindy’ Formula Could Cut Government

October 5, 2014 It was 1944 and the American War effort in the Southwest Pacific Theater against the Japanese was a meat grinder for personnel. more »»

Senate Race Gap Is Narrowing

October 4, 2014 If reputable pollsters are to be believed, Natalie Tennant is closing the gap on Rep. Shelley Capito. The two are vying for a Senate seat from West Virginia. more »»

A Place To Make Memories

October 4, 2014 It won’t matter much that it may be raining this weekend. And if the temperature plummets to a cool 59, well, that will just add to the atmospher. more »»

Common Sense Often Rejected

September 28, 2014 It’s been said you can’t legislate common sense. But you certainly can enact legislation to ban its use. more »»

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