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Government Mistrust Is Epidemic

October 18, 2014 By Friday, nearly 30 countries had established bans on travel to and from the three countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea — hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. more »»

This Is Not Kids’ Stuff Here

October 18, 2014 It wasn’t funny or cute. It hurt and we were sick. When half of the children in my parents’ family came down with the mumps at Easter time, I’m sure my mother was ready to run away from home. more »»

Why Not Private Flood Insurance?

October 12, 2014 Thousands of West Virginia and Ohio homeowners were shocked and often angry when they got the news about a year ago: Their federal flood insurance premiums were going up. Way up. more »»

Politicians Promise Change But Never Deliver

October 12, 2014 Recently, I wrote about what I believed were the three noblest professions. Now, I am going to stick my neck out even further. more »»

Law Enforcement Working Together; and Wide Loads

October 12, 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 »»

Moundsville Officials Perplexed About Home Rule Rejection

October 12, 2014 When the city of Moundsville sent its application to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule committee for consideration as a Home Rule city, a letter signed by City Manager Deanna Hess accompanied... more »»

Debate Changed Few Minds

October 11, 2014 Who won this week’s televised debate between Rep. Shelley Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant? Neither of the. more »»

Value Of Teachers

October 11, 2014 One of my favorite episodes of Andy Griffith’s television show was a story about how Andy was trying to teach his very young son about the value of a dollar. more »»

Four Years And Out A Good Plan

October 5, 2014 Want to save $15,000 to $30,000? If you’re the parents of college-age kids, I can tell you how to do that. It’s simple:?Tell your son or daughter college is not a caree. more »»

‘Lucky Lindy’ Formula Could Cut Government

October 5, 2014 It was 1944 and the American War effort in the Southwest Pacific Theater against the Japanese was a meat grinder for personnel. more »»

Senate Race Gap Is Narrowing

October 4, 2014 If reputable pollsters are to be believed, Natalie Tennant is closing the gap on Rep. Shelley Capito. The two are vying for a Senate seat from West Virginia. more »»

A Place To Make Memories

October 4, 2014 It won’t matter much that it may be raining this weekend. And if the temperature plummets to a cool 59, well, that will just add to the atmospher. more »»

Common Sense Often Rejected

September 28, 2014 It’s been said you can’t legislate common sense. But you certainly can enact legislation to ban its use. more »»

Reading Comprehension Has Different Levels

September 28, 2014 What is reading comprehension or understanding? Below is one contemporary definition: “Reading comprehension is the reconstructing, interpreting, revaluating, reacting emotionally, and... more »»

Looking For A Bite; Coaching Shortage; and Mail

September 28, 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 newspaper. more »»

New Bill Stewart Book Written by Marshall County Woman

September 28, 2014 Marshall County educator Susan R. Jones has written a book titled, “Bill Stewart: In His Own Words” scheduled for release on Nov. 5. more »»

Some Donors Write Off Tennant

September 27, 2014 With a single exception, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races in West Virginia are foregone conclusions, the experts with big money to spend seem to have decided. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W. more »»

Working To Beat Heroin

September 27, 2014 Competition is a good thing, most of the time. It gives us a healthy dose of ego checking and it makes us try harder at whatever is placed before us. more »»

Stars Get Away With Violence

September 21, 2014 Perhaps Ray Rice should consider a new career as a movie star or musician. Maybe he could convince Roger Goodell to manage him. more »»

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