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Drawing for Ballot Positions Slated

February 16, 2014 The ballot positions for the May 13 Primary election in Marshall County will be drawn at 9 a.m. Tuesday by the County Clerk Jan Pest, with the candidates invited to attend. more »»

The Emperor Has No Clothes

February 15, 2014 It is becoming crystal clear that the emperor has no clothes — and has run out of ways to disguise his nakedness. Unless I miss my guess, he will be entirely out of ideas by late this summer. more »»

Bigotry: It’s Both Wrong And Stupid

February 15, 2014 Black History Month, each February, generally is thought of as a time to recognize the contributions of African-Americans. But it sometimes makes me wonder what might have been. more »»

Long Ago Lessons Learned

February 15, 2014 I can’t remember her name, it’s been too many years. She was one of the camp leaders at the Oglebay Park summer day camp that I attended with my siblings. more »»

Abortion Industry Reacts

February 9, 2014 There seems to be a lot more focus on “women’s health” — liberal code for abortion — than there was several years ago. more »»

Relay for Life Purpose of Fighting Cancer Is Explained

February 9, 2014 Why Do We Relay? That was a question addressed during the recent meeting of team captains of the Relay for Life of Marshall County. Event Chairperson Karen Coffield explained that in May 1985, Dr. more »»

Encouraging People Not to Work

February 8, 2014 We Americans may disagree about how public assistance programs are handled, but nearly all of us are on the same page about one thing: If someone is unable to support himself, we’ll step in, to the... more »»

Whom Do You Believe?

February 8, 2014 Eat your carrots; they’re good for your eyes. Drink that milk so your bones and teeth will grow strong. Don’t cut off those bread crusts, they will make your hair curl. more »»

Teaching Our Own Children

February 2, 2014 Every child ought to be home schooled. Too many parents rely on schools, both public and private, to educate their childre. more »»

Too Many Americans Choosing To Be Outworked

February 2, 2014 After spending several days with a large group of business executives in the heart of Appalachia, I came away impresse. more »»

Challenging Local Residents to Read

February 2, 2014 A reading challenge for all ages and walks of life is being issued by the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, who along with the West Virginia Library Commission, the Center for the Book,... more »»

W.Va. Going to the Dogs, Horses

February 1, 2014 For years, some people maintained we West Virginians were allowing ourselves to be victimized by what at one time were called “the interests. more »»

More Than Just a Dog

February 1, 2014 “It was just a dog.” When I heard that off-handed comment, I was angry, sad. Rocco was not just a dog, he was a hero. more »»

Tax Hike Bad for W.Va.

January 30, 2014 In 2007, West Virginia ranked dead last in per capita income in the United States. more »»

Making State Toxic Hell

January 29, 2014 At an academic conference I attended last fall, one of the presenters wondered how West Virginia, with its abundance of mineral wealth, remained one of the poorest, most backward states in the nation. more »»

How Not To Save The Planet

January 26, 2014 Questioning even the most outrageous claim by climate change alarmists will get you the kind of response once reserved for folks who warned about an international communist conspiracy based in... more »»

Getting More Out of Textbooks With SQ3R Planning

January 26, 2014 Many students approach their textbook assignments without any strategic “purpose” in mind. Consider the following “relay track team” coaching analogy. more »»

‘Wii Can Be Healthy’ Starts Feb. 15

January 26, 2014 The Marshall County Health Department for the third year will be partnering with the Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley in a program known as the “Wii Can Be Healthy Project. more »»

Visit Almost Heaven, Ms. Harrop

January 25, 2014 At least Froma Harrop knows there is a West Virginia. A fair percentage of people think we’re the western half of a state governed from Richmond. more »»

Is West Virginia a Cult?

January 25, 2014 After decades of suffering environmental torture at the hands of polluting industries, West Virginians might regard a chemical spill that poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 residents — and is... more »»

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