Protecting Wild Places In W.Va.
October 13, 2013 Millions of Americans who love the outdoors are accustomed to using the national parks as portals to nature. Government officials who closed the parks during the “shutdown” know that. more »»
Central Government Coming for You Next?
October 13, 2013 To paraphrase the late German pastor Martin Niemoller, who will be left to speak up when the Central Government comes for you? Our own Central Government is inexorably coming for us, dividing us... more »»
Lions Hear About New County Building
October 13, 2013 Plans for the Marshall County Public Service Building were outlined to members of the Moundsville Lions Club on Tuesday by Marshall County Commissioner Brian Schambach. more »»
Balancing Beauty With Tourist Boom
October 6, 2013 For generations, we West Virginians relied largely on coal to fuel our economy. At about the time many of us decided the experts were right to advise us to diversify, along came the natural gas boom. more »»
Mixing People & Pipelines
October 5, 2013 “This sure is some beautiful country here,” the tanned-faced man with the Tennessee accent said. “You mean our mountains?” I asked. “I’m glad you said that,” he replied quickly. more »»
Intent Makes Big Difference
October 2, 2013 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed criminal charges against XTO Energy, an Exxon Mobil subsidiary, after an accidental spill from natural gas drilling produced wastewater. more »»
Life Is Not A Video — Or Is It?
September 29, 2013 A few horror movies, including some pretty good ones, use the theme of human beings somehow being sucked into an electronic world, sometimes their own television sets. more »»
‘Redneck Monster’ 5K Event Slated
September 29, 2013 I don’t know how you get ready for a ‘‘Redneck Monster’’ 5K event, as the sponsors aren’t even aware of all the details connected with such an adventure. more »»
It’s a Perpetual Motion Machine
September 28, 2013 Remember high school civics class? Congress has to approve federal expenditures, we were told. Presidents are barred by the Constitution from declaring war. more »»
Falling For The Season
September 28, 2013 It’s officially fall. Sure, the weather guys told us fall began on Sept. 21, but I know the season is here because the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is going on this weekend. more »»