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Lawmakers Have Power On Schools

February 7, 2016 You knew it was bound to come up: Some critics of the West Virginia Legislature’s tinkering with public schools say what lawmakers are doing is unconstitutional. Wrong. more »»

Our Priorities May Be Just a Bit Out of Line

February 7, 2016 The character of Gordon Gekko in the movie “Wall Street” is most famous for his “Greed is Good” speech. more »»

Moundsville Exploring Options on Four Seasons Pool

February 7, 2016 Now that Moundsville City Council has received a renovation feasibility study to determine the condition of not only the existing heating and de-humidification system of Four Seasons Pool, but the... more »»

Finding the Fat, Then Cutting It

February 6, 2016 Sit down for this: On one of the most critical issues facing West Virginia, Democrat and Republican legislators seem to agree. more »»

The Best In His Field

February 6, 2016 He’s up before dawn most every day. The tire tracks in the snow shows he is the first down the road. more »»

How Birds Deal With Storms

January 31, 2016 In the aftermath of last week’s winter storm, many readers wondered how birds survive snowstorms and frigid temperatures. more »»

There Is ‘Odor Of Ignorance’

January 31, 2016 Tyler County educators face a variety of challenges, and they know it. Getting into the 21st century is not one of them, however. more »»

Making the Test Matter to Students in W.Va.

January 31, 2016 Here we go again. more »»

Some Enjoyed the Snow, While Others Did Not

January 31, 2016 Officially on the Ballot Ryan Ferns isn’t running for anything this year — he’s still got two years remaining on his state Senate term — but he recently was seen filing paperwork at the West Virgini... more »»

John Marshall High School Renovations Are Detailed

January 31, 2016 Moundsville Lions Club members had an opportunity this past Tuesday to learn of the renovations at John Marshall High School, along with what is still to be done as part of the $37 million project. more »»

Political Pros Paying for Past

January 30, 2016 If you have trouble believing what Newt Gingrich said in Wheeling this week — that the old politics is dead — consider what’s happening in Iowa. Texas Sen. more »»

Just Not Adding Up

January 30, 2016 I make no secret of the fact that I am not a math whiz. My teachers can attest to that. However, I can add, subtract, divide and multiply enough to get through the day. more »»

Al Was A Good Man, Too

January 24, 2016 When Al Molnar embarked upon his career in journalism, newspapers still produced type with molten lead. Writing was something of a physical effort because reporters used manual typewriters. more »»

Looking for Another Miracle

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — Lorraine McCardle is a firm believer in miracles. She’s seen them happen, and she’s hoping for another one for special needs youth throughout the Ohio Valley. more »»

Former West Virginia Penitentiary Plans for New Year of Scares

January 24, 2016 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Tourism staff are working with the West Virginia Penitentiary to create a new experience for visitors to the historic attraction this winter. more »»

Around East Ohio With Al Molnar, One Last Time

January 24, 2016 By Al Molnar It was with great regret two years ago that I gave up writing my Sunday column “Around East Ohio” in order to comfort and take care of my wife, who had broken her foot and was unable t... more »»

Specialist Is First In Region

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — Dr. Dennis Niess, chief medical information officer for Wheeling Hospital, has earned board certification as a specialist in clinical informatics. more »»

Grand Vue to Open High Adventure Park This Spring

January 24, 2016 A High Adventure Park will be opening in the spring at Grand Vue Park! Park manager Craig White on Tuesday provided the Marshall County Commission with an update on this undertaking, and also stated... more »»

EORH Sterile Processing Certifications Passed

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — Five staff members from Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital have passed the sterile processing certification national exam. more »»

Uncertainty Only Certainty in Race for President

January 24, 2016 As many of you know, I have one or two contacts on Capitol Hill who have, in the past, supplied me with inside information which has been helpful in the draft of many of my commentaries. more »»

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