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Counting Your Blessings

August 23, 2014 It was an amazing sight. Something we had never seen before. An immense white cloud formed in the eastern sky Wednesday as dusk settled over our home. more »»

Keep True Monsters Behind Bars

August 17, 2014 Many years ago a county jail inmate telephoned me to insist I write a story about his civil rights being violated. more »»

Fighting Back Against President’s War on Coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s War on Coal. more »»

Helping Heroes In Moundsville

August 17, 2014 Jeremy Harrison, the founder of Helping Heroes in Moundsville, is a person who works on behalf of his fellow military veterans. more »»

Teachers, Doctors, the Military Are Noble Professions

August 17, 2014 I know I am stepping on shaky ground, but I have reached a point in my life where I feel free in voicing my opinion. more »»

Challenging the Darkness Instead of Surrendering

August 17, 2014 Last week we heard the sad news of a comedic genius’ death in the person of Robin Williams. more »»

Kasich Has Control on Issues

August 16, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich, making a swing through the area Friday, wouldn’t discuss his election opponent’s personal life. He doesn’t have to. Other people are doing plenty of talking about it. more »»

Streets Are A Little Too Friendly

August 16, 2014 It was not difficult to overhear her conversation. more »»

The News Really Is Good

August 10, 2014 If you’re the parent of a child coping with physical, mental or emotional challenges, this is a really good place to live. more »»

The War to End All Wars Didn’t Accomplish That

August 10, 2014 It was one hundred years ago that World War I exploded, though there’s not much in the way of commemoration. more »»

OVAC Website Dedicated to Hinegardner

August 10, 2014 When you log onto the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference website ( during the next 12 months, the first item you will see will be the bio and a photograph of William H. ‘‘Bill’’ Hinegardner. more »»

Reid the Imperial Majority Leader

August 9, 2014 In school, you probably were taught about the most important documents that are the foundation of government in the United States. You remember: The Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. more »»

Letting Go Of Summer Isn’t Easy

August 9, 2014 It just can’t be happening, yet. I’m not ready. Most years I’m all for summer ending and fall beginning. I’m not a fan of hot and humid. more »»

Traveling Provides Educational Opportunities

August 8, 2014 I have written about travel many times over the years. As I write this today, I am on a trip, so the topic is ever-present in my mind again. more »»

Wrong For The Right Reasons

August 3, 2014 Gloria Delbrugge, Robert “Herk” Henry and Ken Imer are wrong, wrong, wrong. But they are wrong for all the right reasons. And they are good people and true public servant. more »»

Make a Note of This — and Benefit in Classroom

August 3, 2014 Note-taking is an important study skill that your child should possess, especially for the scholastic academic subject areas. more »»

Power Plant Will Be Good for Marshall County

August 3, 2014 I’ve been involved in a lot of economic development projects over the years. more »»

Week’s Events Termed Successful

August 3, 2014 A line by Earl Ray Jones in the movie “Field of Dreams” was, “If you build it, they will come. more »»

Not the ‘Scenery’ You Expected; Fireworks Praised

August 3, 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 newspaper. more »»

Tennant Relies on Liberal Cash

August 2, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has been working hard for years to stop President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity, not to mention Obamacare. more »»

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