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Local Columns

The COVID-19 Talk Continues

Here we are almost through the month of July and I was hoping that as we continued through the rest of summer and into the fall I wouldn’t be writing as much about COVID-19, but here we are. By July 9, West Virginia’s active COVID-19 case number dropped below 1,000 for the first time ...

Shoeless In The House

Everyone has a pair. Just admit it. You know that one pair of really comfortable shoes you go walking in or just kicking around in at the grocery store. You can most often find these shoes tossed off near the back door, in the garage or the mudroom. Mudroom is the modern term used by ...

Marshall Memo: New Space Coming for Marshall County Health Department

Although there hasn’t been a newspaper published at the former Moundsville Journal for 75 years, the original name has remained the same. In addition to the Journal, names on the front door and side door include those of Green Tab, Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer. As to ...

DataRobot Shows Synergy in W.Va. Development Efforts

West Virginia is emerging from the economic slumber caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, our efforts to recruit new investment into our state undoubtedly must reflect how the world has changed, and we are seeing signs of progress. Our state is adding jobs and our unemployment rate is better ...

House Of Social Media Madness

You’ve probably seen stories over the last week or so regarding Joe Jeffries, a two-term Republican representing the 22nd District in the House of Delegates. Jeffries, who has a history of being controversial, was discovered on TikTok (a social media app primarily used by high school kids ...

Say It’s Not So

Our Dad had a saying that he declared at the conclusion of every July Fourth backyard picnic. His words were most often greeted with shouts and boos from his brood. Just before going in for the night – after entertaining us with his magic tricks and grilling feats – he would announce, ...