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Teen Made Very Big Difference

July 6, 2014 Michael Carroll, just 17 years old, died last week. People of compassion everywhere should mourn his passing. I don’t believe I’ve ever written a sentence like that one. But it’s true. more »»

‘Invisible Patriot’ Critical to Independence, State of Ohio

July 6, 2014 The 56 brave patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence did far more than sign a document; they identified themselves to the British government for all to se. more »»

World Cup Fever, Concerns With Staffing, and Baby Ducks

July 6, 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 »»

‘Zombie Prison Break’ Is Planned

July 6, 2014 Plans are underway for a 5K run/walk through the streets of Moundsville on Sept. 20. The event will be known as the “Moundsville Zombie Prison Break 5K Run Walk.” The event will start at 9 a.m. more »»

More Political Mavericks Needed

July 5, 2014 Good for Phil Remke! And good for Fred Marsh, Terry Weigel, Shane Mallett, Gary Kestner, Joe Manchin and public officials like them. Politics often is a go-along-to-get-along situation. more »»

Free To Shop Anytime

July 5, 2014 Shopping is not my favorite pastime. There. I admitted it. It’s not something normally heard out of a woman’s mouth, I know, but you can ask my Mom or sisters. more »»

She Just Doesn’t Get It

June 29, 2014 Hillary Clinton remains on the defensive over her claim that when she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House, they were “dead broke ... more »»

Liability, Tax Fairness Factors in Power Plant Decision

June 29, 2014 I am announcing my intent as a Marshall County commissioner to vote against, and not sign, the Marshall County Commission’s final document/s related to the PILOT agreement establishing government... more »»

Saunders Achieves High Lions Club Post

June 29, 2014 “Digging Deeper to Move Forward!” This is Eugene Saunders’ theme as the new Lions Club District Governor. more »»

Guard Against Propaganda by Knowing Its Varieties

June 29, 2014 Your children are bombarded with propaganda (the art of persuasion) every day of their lives. No matter where commercial ads are found (e.g. more »»

Tennant Looking Good to Liberals

June 28, 2014 Give Natalie Tennant one thing: She has one bloc of voters locked up. Unfortunately for her, it’s the liberal vote — and this is West Virginia. Rep. Shelley Capito is going to be the next U.S. more »»

Sleeping Under The Stars

June 28, 2014 The ground was bumpy, despite the sleeping bags we had placed inside the tent. more »»

It Could Happen Elsewhere

June 22, 2014 Chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries in Charleston are going to be removed, beginning this week. more »»

A Tough Man Who Knew How to Show His Love

June 22, 2014 On Feb. 4, 1998, William Howard “Whiskers” Welker (my father) told Mother to phone Aunt Jane (his sister), who lived just one block away. more »»

Chief Enjoys Event While Officers Mingle; Wings a Hit Chie

June 22, 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 »»

Learning More About Fostoria

June 22, 2014 Had the opportunity recently to meet several people for the first time as the result of attending two events in Moundsville — the 34th annual Fostoria Glass Society of American dinner meeting, and a... more »»

Law, Constitution Being Shredded

June 21, 2014 If you have some familiarity with the federal government, you probably believe the U.. more »»

Beautiful People Are Everywhere

June 21, 2014 Years ago when I was working in the wedding business at Hornes in Wheeling, a young woman came into the bridal salon looking for a wedding dress. more »»

Arrogance, Inattention Have a Cost

June 15, 2014 If you’re one of those idealists who continue to believe hard, thoughtful work can overcome money in politics, last week’s primary election in Virginia was good news for you. more »»

Dad Was a Packard Man, and With Good Reason

June 15, 2014 To paraphrase Ralphie Parker: Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was a Packard man! Although Packard car production reached its zenith prior to World War II, it continued to be an... more »»

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