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Editorials

Getting Fit During COVID

Nearly every day, we learn of a new way in which COVID has affected us. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a new one: obesity. According to The Ohio Capital Journal, the number of states with high obesity numbers doubled since 2018. It is important to ...

Making Mental Health a Priority

Nearly two years into this pandemic, we all understand the need for expanded mental health services for school-aged students. But the Ohio County Board of Education may have stumbled upon a real hurdle when it comes to understanding just how effective mental health services are in public ...

John Marshall Lauded For College Preparation

West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission depends on our state’s high schools to make sure students who choose college are well prepared. It is a goal too many schools struggle to reach. But some are “Champions of College Access and Success,” according to the HEPC — 16 ...

New Dog Park a Good Addition

A partnership between the city of Wheeling and the Wheeling Park Commission to build a new dog park at Wheeling Park will be a positive for the community — and give our four-legged companions a new place to run, play and socialize. “This is a really good project,” Wheeling City Manager ...

Plenty To Learn From VA Case

Perhaps taking advantage of the craze for true-crime podcasts and forensics documentary series, federal prosecutors in West Virginia have decided to host a conference this month to discuss the methods used to convict a former nursing assistant in the deaths of numerous patients at Louis A. ...

Learning Sounds of Fire Safety Important for All

This is National Fire Prevention Week, and in observing the occasion, Ohio’s state Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon suggested we should all “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” One could be forgiven for asking what fire safety sounds like, but Reardon makes a good point. “It’s important to ...