Businesses Incur Losses After Spill
May 11, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Restaurants and storefronts are buzzing again in West Virginia’s capital city, but many still haven’t filled a financial hole after chemicals sullied their running water and force... more »»
Elections To Be Held In Marshall County
May 11, 2014 Well Tuesday is election day with voters in Marshall County to elect three members to the non-partisan Marshall County Board of Education, while Democrats and Republicans will be nominating their... more »»
Infighting Hurting Republicans
May 10, 2014 How strange would it be if during the November elections in West Virginia, a congressional seat that has been in Republican hands for years went to a Democrat, while another that has been reliably... more »»
Americans Need To ‘Make Stuff’
May 4, 2014 In March, the highest unemployment rates in West Virginia and Ohio were, respectively, Wetzel County at 12.7 percent and Monroe County at 12.5 percent. Why? In a word: Ormet. more »»
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 »»