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Committing Economic Suicide

March 29, 2014 We Americans often are accused of not keeping up with more “progressive” folks in slashing our use of coal. more »»

Flooded With Lies on Subsidies

March 29, 2014 Look the word “hypocrisy” up in a dictionary. With it, you’ll see a picture of Uncle Sam. That’s because when it comes to saying one thing and doing another, federal government officials are kings. more »»

If You’re Happy And You Know It

March 29, 2014 I will fully admit that until the recent Oscars show on television a few weeks back I had heard little of Pharrell Williams. I know, I am admitting my age, but stay with me. more »»

Universities at Crossroads

March 26, 2014 Those who question the fundamental value of a college degree need to stand back and accept undisputed facts. The truth is the worth of a college degree is rising. more »»

We’re The Real Public Servants

March 23, 2014 It has never been easy to pry information public officials want to keep secret out of their hand. more »»

Move Students Through School at Their Own Paces

March 23, 2014 In many of today’s schools, learning is allowed to be optional and variable while time and teaching methods are constant. Think about i. more »»

Farm Expo Has Something for All

March 23, 2014 A second expo in four weeks will be held at the Training Center Building inside the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. more »»

Failure of Trust Will Grow Worse

March 22, 2014 More than you may think, the process of making laws at both the state and federal levels relies on trust. That may be breaking down. more »»

‘Things’ That Really Matter

March 22, 2014 It was a really stupid thing, but I understand it happens more than you would think. While closing the electric garage door a few years back my ring finger got caught on the metal door track. more »»

Anticipating Another Opening Day

March 19, 2014 Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, liked to talk with me about opening days at old Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. more »»

Sacrifices Not Always Shared

March 16, 2014 Shared sacrifice was on display during the session of the West Virginia Legislature that ended Friday night. But greed was there, too. As you may know, times are tough in state governmen. more »»

Living Life to the Fullest, Even When It Is Cut Short

March 16, 2014 Last year around this time I wrote about a young man who had gone through a physical test that had ultimately cost his life. Some would say he lost the test physically. I am not sure I agree. more »»

Park Plans Summer Hiring

March 16, 2014 Grand Vue Park will be hosting its annual Summer Job Fair from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Banquet Hall. more »»

Ohio County Schools Calendar Process Questioned

March 16, 2014 On the evening of Feb. 24 Ohio County Schools held their second of two public forums on the school calendar for the 2014-15 academic year. more »»

Capito Far Ahead in Senate Race

March 15, 2014 U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito will have every reason to be smiling broadly when she speaks in Wheeling next week. more »»

Do Not Feed Their Addictions

March 15, 2014 Marleah Donahie is passionate when it comes to helping her fellow man. In addition to holding down a couple of jobs and raising a family, she volunteers her time at the Freeze Shelter in Wheeling. more »»

Don’t Vilify the Wealthy

March 12, 2014 There are certain politicians in our country who are trying to pit middle class Americans against those who are rich. They’re attempting to vilify the wealthy. more »»

Taking Secrecy Personally

March 9, 2014 While we were discussing one of the problems we at the newspaper sometimes have in obtaining public records, another journalist advised me, “Don’t take it personall. more »»

Education, Success Simply a Matter of Hard Work

March 9, 2014 During a recent conversation with public policy makers about the advantages of year-round education (not necessarily year-round schools), my thinking went almost immediately to traditional Asian ric... more »»

Spring Clean-Up Schedule Released

March 9, 2014 With spring just around the corner, hopefully, Marshall County residents should begin getting ready for the annual Spring Clean-Up effort which will begin April 5 and continues through June 7, with... more »»

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