Stenger Retiring As Glen Dale Chief
May 4, 2014 Norman R. Stenger will be retiring on June 30 after 42 1/2 years in law enforcement, 29 of which have been as Glen Dale police chief. Stenger started his police career on Jan. more »»
Who’s Going to Pay the Bills?
May 3, 2014 As I’ve noted previously, West Virginians recognize a bargain when they see it. They also understand a bad deal when it’s offered to them. more »»
Sister Maureen Was Right
May 3, 2014 I envied them, even though I know envy is a sin. I saw how they were respected and that was neat. I wanted to be like them. more »»
Ensuring We Rely On Politicians
April 27, 2014 Government is well on its way to ensuring a large segment of the private sector is no longer, well, entirely private. You may have heard of the proposed new power plant in Marshall County. more »»
True or False? It Depends ...
April 26, 2014 Be glad you’re not a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. If you were, you’d be in the middle of a controversy over lies told about politicians. more »»
In Defense Of W.Va.
April 26, 2014 I live in West Virginia. I wear the blue and gold state colors, on the appropriate days. I cheer on the schools’ sports teams and applaud their academic achievements. more »»
Crosses Not Harming Anyone
April 20, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»
Truly Sincere Gifts Are Anonymous
April 20, 2014 “Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public so that people see what you do publicly, you will not have any reward from your Father in heave. more »»
Who Would Succeed Manchin?
April 19, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»
Finding The Golden Egg
April 19, 2014 In 1969, the “golden egg” was born. It was the year that the L’eggs pantyhose company introduced its product to retailers. more »»
Can’t We Agree To Disagree?
April 13, 2014 I confess, dear readers, that I’m suffering from an identity crisis. One day I think I must be a fascist toady of big business whose fondest wish is to make the poor poorer. more »»
Mock Prison Riot Set for May 4-7
April 13, 2014 The Mock Prison Riot is described as a four-day comprehensive law enforcement and corrections tactical training event which includes training scenarios, demonstrations, certification workshops,... more »»
Republicans Gaining in W.Va.
April 12, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after all. They like good story lines — i. more »»
A Lenten Visit To St. Al’s
April 12, 2014 The smell of Lent comes wafting past my nose as I take a seat in the back row. I detect the faint scent of incense. From this vantage point I can take in most of the important sights I came to see. more »»