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Vying for State Senate Control

November 21, 2015 Look for the West Virginia state Senate race between Democrat incumbent Jack Yost and Republican challenger Ryan Weld to be a knock-down, drag-out battle. more »»

It Has to Be Said

November 21, 2015 It took courage to do what he did. He didn’t have to broach the subject, as raw as it is. Maybe it made some people shift uncomfortably in their seats. more »»

Ban Political Correctness At WVU

November 15, 2015 Is political correctness coming to West Virginia University? Well, it probably has achieved at least a beachhead there. WVU is a university campus, after all. more »»

Current System of Education Flunks the Test

November 15, 2015 Our present system of education, with its emphasis on “standardized testing,” is both a glowing success and a colossal failure. more »»

Salt Supplies; Old Man Winter; And Signs Everywhere

November 15, 2015 Make Sure Of Salt Supplies Every year, it seems like at least one community gets caught without an adequate salt supply for dealing with icy roads. more »»

Planning for Moundsville Country Club Began 75 Years Ago

November 15, 2015 Seventy-five years ago, in September 1940, a committee was formed to obtain a site for the current the Moundsville Country Club, with the land chosen having been owned at one time by none other... more »»

Finding More Money to Maintain W.Va. Roads

November 15, 2015 Of the growing problems facing West Virginia, one has emerged to place us in a severe predicament. more »»

Moderate Thinkers Unfashionable

November 14, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s strategy in running for president seems to be that there’s a silent majority of Americans ready for a thoughtful, compassionate conservative. more »»

Patriotism Shines

November 14, 2015 It was humbling to see. Driving through South Wheeling, then out-the-Pike and eventually through the hills of Ohio County on Wednesday evening, it was a wonderful sight, time after time. more »»

Level Playing Field On Transparency

November 14, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

Limiting Debate On Marijuana

November 14, 2015 Ohio voters, by a nearly two-to-one margin, saw through the many spurious arguments made by a well-funded organization seeking to legalize marijuana. more »»

Learning Who You Can Trust

November 8, 2015 Have you heard? The Beatles’ sons are forming a new band. Concert dates are yet to be announced. On a more important subject, Wisconsin Gov. more »»

We’re Nation of Immigrants Becoming More So

November 8, 2015 Thanks to the presidential candidates, immigration is once again at the forefront of the national agenda. more »»

Events in Cameron, Moundsville Scheduled for Veterans Day

November 8, 2015 Wednesday is Veterans Day and in addition to a program in Moundsville that day there will be two other veterans-related activities in Marshall County during the wee. more »»

Honoring Those Who Served Us in the Military

November 8, 2015 My wife, Mary and I decided to travel to Blackwater Falls to see the seasonal change of colors. Route 50 east is a nice drive at this time of yea. more »»

It's November?

November 8, 2015 My calendar tells me it’s November, but I have doubts. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the thermometer on my back porch read 80 degrees. I wore shorts and a T-shirt. As I write this No. more »»

Ferry High to Host Inaugural Track and Field Recruiting Night

November 8, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — The Ohio Valley has provided the starting point for many college athletes, regardless of sport. Many of those have gone on to the next level in track and field. more »»

Norfolk Nets Six, As Wheeling’s Record Evens

November 8, 2015 NORFOLK, VA- The Wheeling Nailers made their final visit of the regular season to Norfolk Scope Arena on Saturday night, but unfortunately, they didn’t leave with smiles on their faces. more »»

Budget Warning Was Not Heeded

November 7, 2015 Claiming West Virginia’s current budget woes came as a surprise — as some in Charleston reportedly are doing — just won’t wash. This one could be seen coming late last year. more »»

Get Back to Basics

November 7, 2015 I’m what a lot of people refer to as “old school.” I consider it a compliment. more »»

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