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Marshall Memo: Five Will be Inducted Into John Marshall High Wall of Fame

There will be an induction of five individuals into the John Marshall High School Wall of Fame on Oct. 23 at the Moundsville Country Club. These inductees will bring to 53 the number of honorees, in this the 16th year anniversary. This year’s inductees are Zachary Allman, Robert ...

Buzzer Sounds on Justice Coaching Saga

Our long state nightmare is over: Gov. Jim Justice has decided to stop pursuing the head coaching job for the Greenbrier East High School boys’ basketball team. After being denied the job by the Greenbrier County Board of Education and after filing a grievance believing he was illegally ...

Caring for My Son Has Meant Missing Too Many Paychecks

I have six amazing kids, one of whom has special needs and complex medical challenges. My husband has a chronic health condition, my uncle struggles with his mental health and my grandmother is elderly and homebound. Being there for my family is more important to me than anything. But like the ...

Marshall Memo: Planning for New Health Department; Art Winners; Archaeology

Several issues dealing with the naming of an architecture/engineering service for a new Marshall County Health Department structure were addressed at this past week’s Marshall County Commission. The commissioners received four Requests For Qualification, those being Matyskiela & Grant ...

Liberal Elites Are Pushing PRO Act

If you have been paying attention to the news, you’ve perhaps heard about the PRO Act. This legislation is being championed by liberals in Washington including President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These individuals all ...

West Virginia GOP In A House Divided

I feel bad for Senate President Craig Blair and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw. I can only guess at how Hanshaw is feeling right now, but I can attest that Blair is tired right now as he tries to keep the Senate Republican Caucus together over the issue of COVID-19. I saw Blair a few hours after ...