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Rethinking Our Priorities About the Holidays

December 27, 2015 It’s December and the holiday season is in full swing. more »»

Just Letting Educators Teach

December 26, 2015 It’s been awhile since I’ve heard a public school educator utter the plea, “Just let me teach. more »»

Where is Winter?

December 26, 2015 Almost 70 degrees on Christmas Day? That’s almost unheard of in the Ohio Valley. more »»

You Can Shoot Your Eye Out

December 20, 2015 It turns out you may, indeed, shoot your eye out — but don’t place all the blame on the Red Rider BB gun Ralphie was warned repeatedly about in the film “A Christmas Story. more »»

Centre Market Offers Nostalgic Atmosphere At Christmas

December 20, 2015 WHEELING — As 3-year-old Kody Doran of Cameron stretched his chin above a glass counter top to glimpse some old-time toys and trinkets inside a Centre Market shop, it was like a scene from the... more »»

Forgiveness One of the Best Gifts We Can Give

December 20, 2015 We are living in a day where as in San Bernardino, Calif., a group of co-workers went to a holiday party, but did not know they were risking their lives celebrating love. more »»

Saunders Outlines Plans for Moundsville During Coming Year

December 20, 2015 Although he has served previously as mayor of the city of Moundsville, Eugene Saunders Sr., is looking forward to Jan. 1 when he will once again assume that position and for several reasons. more »»

First Flakes Fly, Icy Roads Give Drivers a Dose of Winter

December 20, 2015 Slow It Down A long evening in the office Friday night meant a long evening listening to call after call over the scanner of vehicle accidents around the valley — ranging from minor fender-benders t... more »»

The Morning Of Christmas

December 20, 2015 Every year readers ask me to reprint my Christmas poem, which first appeared in 1988. more »»

GOP Outlook Good for Top Posts

December 19, 2015 For the first time in many years, there is a very real possibility Republicans may take control of the West Virginia Board of Public Works in 2017. more »»

A House of Children

December 19, 2015 It’s been almost 25 years since the last “House of Children” column from my dad appeared in the newspaper. more »»

Buying Us Off in W.Va.

December 13, 2015 Coal miners in West Virginia upset the Environmental Protection Agency is killing their jobs? Throw ’em some money and don’t worry about. They’re used to “welfare,” after all. more »»

Volunteering to Show Those in Military That We Care

December 13, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all of the blessings I’ve received. more »»

Move-In Day Set for Public Safety Building, Road to Reopen

December 13, 2015 Christmas will be coming a week early for not only for 52 Marshall County Courthouse employees, but also for motorists who use W.Va. 2 and alternate W.Va. 2 (the Jefferson Avenue Extension). more »»

Destroying Affordable Electricity

December 12, 2015 Prior to the election of Barack Obama as the President, 52 percent of America?s electricity was generated from coal. The percentage is currently 37 percent. more »»

Slashing the Red Tape in W.Va.

December 12, 2015 What’s wrong with West Virginia’s economy? One word: Uber. more »»

United for Christmas

December 12, 2015 Have you ever been to the United Nations in New York City? I had an opportunity to visit there when I was about 14. My godmother, who was an ambassador to Lebanon at the time, took me there. more »»

Ban Guns? As We Did With Drugs?

December 6, 2015 I’m told it’s not at all difficult to buy drugs such as heroin, methamphetamines and others. Matter of fact, I suspect I could do so without any guidance or help. But wait a moment. more »»

Miners Were Key to Victory, But Were Allowed to Suffer

December 6, 2015 On Nov. 26, 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of Japan’s Combined Naval Fleet, directed a powerful task force to leave Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands with orders to attack the U. more »»

Breakfast; Scammers; and Your Holiday Shopping

December 6, 2015 Bacon, Eggs, and Dirty Jokes The annual Project Best Holiday Breakfast took place this week, and many of the 400 present often say they come each year just to hear what off-color, politically... more »»

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