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Local Columns

Marshall Memo: Time To Register for Moundsville High 5-Year Homecoming

If you are a Moundsville High School alumnus and haven’t made your reservation for the upcoming five-year Homecoming Celebration, you have two weeks to sign up. The MHS Alumni Association had received 218 reservations as of Thursday evening, which is 82 less than the goal of 300. There is ...

Natural Gas Firms Accelerating Low-Carbon Transition

In the United States, the benefits of the shale revolution have been meaningful, especially in West Virginia. For example, the production of oil and natural gas supported approximately 40,000 jobs, provided $2.6 billion in labor income, and added $5.9 billion in value to West Virginia in 2019 ...

Time To Switch It Up, Governor

I never thought as a reporter I’d be writing a column to tell a government official to stop talking so much, but here I am calling for an end to the twice-a-week COVID-19 briefings by Gov. Jim Justice. Or at the very least end the completely virtual briefings and return to in-person ...

Take Me Home, County Roads

I’ve said the words, sang them hundreds of times — “Almost Heaven, West Virginia.” John Denver inadvertently gave us the words and music that have been as recognizable across the world as the “Star Spangled Banner.” The song has been re-recorded dozens of times by various singers ...

Marshall Memo: Paint Marshall County Purple to Support Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Marshall County will kick off at 10 a.m. today (Saturday) with the “Paint the Town Purple” Campaign at the Marshall County Courthouse in Moundsville. A Purple Wreath will be placed on the front door of the courthouse, along with a “Paint the Town Purple” ...

Breathing Life Into Our Struggling Coal Communities

When a state is faced with a problem, it’s faced with a choice: Solve the problem, or find someone to blame for it. The Legislature is in the business of solving problems. During our recent special session, we urged the federal government to allocate $8 billion for coal mine reclamation ...