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JMHS Parking Lot Now Has Lights

January 19, 2014 If you happen to be traveling on W.Va. 2 in Glen Dale in the vicinity of John Marshall High School some evening and look to the east you will see something you have never seen ther. more »»

Protection Not EPA’s Middle Name

January 18, 2014 Perhaps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ought to worry less about shutting down every coal-fired power plant in the country and more about safeguarding Americans against toxic tap water. more »»

Hanging On By A Thread

January 18, 2014 I really did not expect it to make it through the last wind and snowstorm. After all, the mud-clad sphere was hanging by what appeared to be a thread from the tree overhanging the road. more »»

‘Awareness’ Campaigns Questionable

January 12, 2014 With any luck, several Hollywood celebrities will agree to help me in the awareness campaign. I’m planning to address a little-known threat to public safety. more »»

Delaying Massive Flood Insurance Premium Hikes

January 12, 2014 For too many homeowners in West Virginia, flood insurance rates are rising faster than floodwaters in a rainstorm. more »»

Municipal, County Elections Slated

January 12, 2014 Beginning Monday and continuing through the next two weeks, those wishing to seek city offices in Benwood, Cameron, Glen Dale and McMechen must file their candidacy with the city clerk in their... more »»

Spending Balloons in Charleston

January 11, 2014 If you’ve been following the West Virginia budget news lately, you may be expecting a period of austerity in state government. Don’t hold your breath. State spending is about to explode. Gov. more »»

Looking For Signs of Life

January 11, 2014 The first sign was when the water pipes did not freeze. We have learned to take the advice of people more knowledgeable in this stuff, so we let the water trickle from the pipes for three days. more »»

Protecting Our Homes, Families

January 5, 2014 Just a few days after Christmas, a Wheeling Island woman was awakened late at night by an intruder. He’d been trying to steal jewelry and money. more »»

Central Government Is Attacking Senior Citizens

January 5, 2014 As five million Americans reach age 65 each year and join millions of others in the final season of their lives, most expect to enjoy their long-promised and eagerly anticipated golden years. more »»

Rev. Thomas Steele Planning to Retire

January 5, 2014 The Rev. J. Thomas Steele, pastor of the Moundsville Baptist Church, announced to his congregation last Sunday that he is going to retire. more »»

Capito Can’t Be Stereotyped

January 4, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito has a big ace up her sleeve going into the race to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller. It is simply that Democrats will be unable to portray her as a hardline conservative. more »»

Welcome Back, Kids

January 4, 2014 Her voice was calm, reassuring. She never wavered in her soft, sweet tone. Her patience was made in heave. more »»

Explaining People Who Help Others

December 29, 2013 I was drenched to the skin, cold, tired, frustrated and worried as I drove back to Wheeling from Parkersburg one night last weekend. But I felt pretty good about life in general. more »»

How to Make the Most of Different Learning Styles

December 29, 2013 Last month, we looked at the reading, writing and listening learning styles. more »»

Year’s Important Events Reviewed

December 29, 2013 Two events sponsored by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce attracted the most ever attendance during the past yea. more »»

New Year Will Be Challenging

December 28, 2013 Sometime next summer or early in the fall, President Barack Obama will announce another Obamacare reprieve for businesses. more »»

Learning To Zip My Lip

December 28, 2013 I’m turning over a new leaf. At least I plan to make an earnest effort to change my ways. Do not confuse this with New Year’s resolutions. Those are always well meaning but difficult to keep. more »»

It Really Is All About Children

December 25, 2013 Remember the happiest you ever saw your children on Christmas morning? Think hard. It wasn’t the year your son got his first bicycle. more »»

‘Privacy’ Not Really A Concern

December 22, 2013 Among the most interesting and potentially important stories we’ve carried this month was one about the FBI program that allegedly has headed off nearly 150 violent rampages during the past yea. more »»

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