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WJU Students Explore the Science Behind Memory

May 11, 2014 WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University students spent the past year exploring the science of memory by interviewing older Wheeling residents or by dissecting animals’ brains. more »»

Popular Squirrels a Nuisance to Ohio’s Malone University

May 11, 2014 CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Squirrels that have taken on a minor celebrity status at a northeastern Ohio university have become a costly nuisance. more »»

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 »»

College Recruiting Becoming More Competitive

May 11, 2014 A college president’s least favorite book title is “Silent Spring.” Not the one about pesticides and the environment penned by Rachel Carson in 1962. 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 »»

My Mom’s Favorite Color Is ...

May 10, 2014 Where it began I’m not really sure. My mother has had a penchant for red things for as long as I can remember. 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 »»

Good Financial Endowments Pay Off in Perpetuity

May 4, 2014 Alaska has a really big one. So do Harvard and many other public and private American colleges and universities. more »»

Neighborly Competition; Spring Cleaning; and Birds

May 4, 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 newspape. 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 »»

Best Advice to Graduates: Keep All Your Options Open

May 4, 2014 Once again, in the blossoming spring of the year, thousands of undergraduate seniors will be sent forth into an unknown future to assume the onus of perpetuating a precarious human existence. 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 »»

Here’s How to Do Well on the Big Test in School

April 27, 2014 As the end of the school year approaches, many students will be confronted with those dreaded final exams and state competency tests. Naturally, the key is proper study throughout the entire year. more »»

‘Safetypup’ Aimed At Local Youngsters

April 27, 2014 The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is coordinating its annual Safetypup program in an effort to keep youngsters safe and drug free. 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 »»

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