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Comprehension by Inference Is Reading Between Lines

November 30, 2014 As you learned in a previous column, there are four levels of comprehension or understanding: literal (stated facts), interpretive (implied facts), critical (making judgments), and creative (evokin... more »»

Christmas Activities Planned Throughout Marshall County

November 30, 2014 Several Christmas related events will be taking place in Marshall County communities during the next two weeks. The 4th annual city of Glen Dale Christmas Tree Light-Up Night will be at 6 p.m. more »»

We’re Far From Independent

November 29, 2014 Back in the spring of 1775, Americans shut down the government. more »»

It’s No Laughing Matter

November 29, 2014 It was like learning my beloved dog had rabies. more »»

Homework, Homework ... Should We Give Them a Break?

November 28, 2014 Students have complained about homework for many years, but what about parents? While some parents welcome homework because they can keep abreast of what their children are doing and learning, other... more »»

What’s Good For The Goose...

November 23, 2014 Apparently, West Virginians really like the Boy Scouts. But what about the Girl Scouts, 4-H, volunteer fire departments, people who feed the poor during holiday season, churches, etc.? On Nov. more »»

Live Your Life So You Won’t Have Any Regrets

November 23, 2014 As we come to another Thanksgiving season, I would like to share some stories that have meant much to me in the past and others that told me they have enjoye. more »»

Curbing Drugs; Classrooms on Ice; and a Reunion

November 23, 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 »»

Russian Flag Flying Over Moundsville Part of Movie Filming

November 23, 2014 If you happened to have seen a Russian flag flying at the front entrance of the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville this past week, you probably wondered what it was doing there. more »»

Expanding Role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

November 23, 2014 In response to an editorial published Oct. more »»

W.Va. GOP Needs a Big Score

November 22, 2014 Republican leaders in West Virginia have just two years to pull off something big — but not too big. They have to be careful not to bite off more than West Virginians want to chew. more »»

Take A Seat; Let’s Talk

November 22, 2014 It always makes me wonder. Each time I meet someone, even for a brief time, I ask why that person has been inserted into my life. You know what I mea. more »»

Helping Protect Consumers Against Scams in West Virginia

November 20, 2014 When you ask people in West Virginia what the Office of the Attorney General does, one of their first responses often is “consumer protection. more »»

Arthurdale Really Only A Fairy Tale

November 16, 2014 Run out of bedtime stories for the children? Let me help. There’s a wonderful fairy tale making the rounds, as it does occasionally. more »»

Reports of Tea Party’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

November 16, 2014 In early March of this year, Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, sensing success in the November mid-term election, spoke for many establishment Republican leaders by predicting, “I... more »»

JMHS Basketball Teams Invite Public to ‘Midnight Madness’

November 16, 2014 The John Marshall High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are inviting the public to their inaugural “Midnight Madness” event on Friday. more »»

Community Foundation Working to Improve Ohio Valley

November 16, 2014 “Brittany” was 19 when she entered a runaway and homeless program administered by Youth Services System in Wheeling. more »»

W.Va. Politics in Serious Turmoil

November 15, 2014 With one of the most important elections in recent history over, both Republicans and Democrats in state government should recognize and tackle a serious challenge: An increasing number of West... more »»

Celebrating Life at 60

November 15, 2014 It didn’t hurt one bit. Not the teasing, the over-the-hill references or being given senior writer status in the newsroom. Hitting the 60-year mark is a milestone. more »»

Democrats a Tired Party

November 11, 2014 2008 feels long ago. A Democratic Party that rode the Obama wave to historic congressional majorities is now saddled with a president who was the hot new thing six years ago. more »»

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