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Fair Will Include Variety of Pageants in Several Age Groups

July 5, 2015 Although we are just a few days into the month of July, it will not be long, three weeks to be exact, until the annual Marshall County Fair. The main attractions run from July 27 to Aug. 1. more »»

Are We Still Truly Independent?

July 4, 2015 After most of what now is England was pacified by Roman conquerers, many of the region’s inhabitants were happy to settle in as subjects of the empire. more »»

Liberty Still Stands Tall

July 4, 2015 She never gets tired. Not even after 129 years of holding her arm high against the New York City skyline. It is not easy keeping that torch lit, either, but she manages. more »»

Using MECA to Encourage Children to Write

June 28, 2015 D. F. K. Bertolette wrote in his book: “A teacher is not measured by the number of bright students he makes brighter, but rather by the number of indifferent students he makes brigh. more »»

Main Street Bank Continues Growth in Marshall County

June 28, 2015 Three years ago, Main Street Bank opened an office in Moundsville and this past week officials of the banking firm made yet another commitment to the city. more »»

Founders Would Be Appalled

June 28, 2015 What would Patrick Henry say today? “Give me liberty or give me death?” Nah. More like, “Give me liberty or, heck, let me trade that for a government that promises to protect me from lemonade. more »»

Exposing Secrecy in Government

June 27, 2015 It’s a fairly safe bet that if you read this column regularly, you’re going to be very angry in about a year. So will lots of other West Virginians. more »»

Seeds Of Hope

June 27, 2015 It was just one silly little pumpkin plant. Out of nowhere, the vine sprang from the earth on a sloping part of our backyard a few years back. more »»

Admitting Presence Of Evil

June 21, 2015 Sometimes it seems no one is just bad these days. There’s always some reason beyond their control that they do bad things, we’re told. more »»

Pittsburgh Has Its Problems With Drugs, Too

June 21, 2015 A Pittsburgh friend, a K & L Gates attorney, sent me a copy of the front page story in the May 31 Post-Gazette captioned LITTLETON, W.VA.: A TOWN DECIMATED BY POVERTY, DRUGS. more »»

Reporters’ Notebook

June 21, 2015 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 »»

Cameron to Hold Annual Fourth of July Celebration

June 21, 2015 The city of Cameron has been holding a July 4 observance for at least 70 years with the Honor Guard of American Legion Post No. 18 being one of the participants in the parade. more »»

1888 Election for Governor Nearly Caused Bloodshed

June 21, 2015 The early years of West Virginia’s statehood were tumultuous. Indeed, the new state was admitted to the Union squarely in the middle of the Civil War. more »»

Cole Enjoys Advantage: Obama

June 20, 2015 So, who will be the president of the West Virginia State Senate in 2017? It won’t be Bill Cole, who holds the office now. more »»

Stepping Up To Fatherhood

June 20, 2015 The first time I heard the song, it made me cry a little. It was such a beautiful song titled “Color Him Father.” It was recorded by The Winstons in 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War. more »»

No Excuse For Hurting Children

June 14, 2015 Never having tried heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines or any of the other drugs that seem popular in the Ohio Valley, I can’t say how they might cause me to behave. more »»

Clearing Barriers in Washington to Natural Gas Exports

June 14, 2015 I recently joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a trip to Portugal, Belgium, and the Ukraine to discuss our mutual energy interests and Russia’s... more »»

Provide Tax Relief for Working West Virginians

June 14, 2015 Republican politicians in Charleston have been pretending to “study” the West Virginia tax code at a few recent meetings. more »»

West Virginia Day Activities Planned in Marshall County

June 14, 2015 A number of activities will be taking place in Marshall County on Saturday — West Virginia Day. These will include: Cockayne Farmstead — Will be open for tours from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. more »»

Stealey Community Fund Awards Grant Funds to 19 Middlebourne Projects

June 14, 2015 MIDDLEBOURNE — The Stealey Community Fund has awarded grants totaling $225,610 for 19 projects this year to benefit the Middlebourne area. more »»

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