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Talking About the Other Children’s Health Crisis

What do the West Virginia foster care, child welfare, public education, and court systems have in common? They are systems in crisis, because the children they serve — casualties of the drug epidemic — are in crisis. Child neglect, death of a parent or sibling, having a parent in jail, ...

Here’s How They’ll Take Over

Those who have fallen for the “Medicare for all” promises, and there are millions of them, ought to have a talk with Robert D’Anniballe. He and his family operate a private ambulance company — at least for now. Little by little during the past half-century, the federal government ...

Beware Of Scammers

In my days, they were called cheaters. You know who I’m talking about — those folks who took advantage of others. Today, they are scammers. And they are an everyday occurrence if you own a computer, cellphone, tablet or any other modern device connected to the world wide web. This week, ...

Why? It’s A Logical Question

Give the bigots credit for one thing: They don’t try to hide. Most of them seem never to have heard of the old saying about the devil convincing humans he doesn’t exist. Last week, we carried a story and an editorial about an event at Temple Shalom in Wheeling. It included a discussion of ...

Hope Comes in Persevering in a Life of Faith

Man is not made to live without hope. It’s like oxygen to him. Take oxygen away and death comes by suffocation; take hope away and death comes by despair. The major wars of the last generation and the men and women caught up in them underscore man’s inability to survive when hope ...

Still Battling Childhood Cancer in Marshall County

Marshall County Schools which has been a big participant in the Marshall County Childhood Cancer Awareness Corporation and at the Marshall County Board of Education meeting this past Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Shelby Haines accepted a certificate and banner on behalf of the school ...