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Local Columns

Elks Support Of Youths Laudable

When it comes to promoting youth, the Ohio Valley stands out. From the George C. Stifel Awards in Ohio County to the People’s Bank Academic Awards handed out each year in our region, there’s no shortage of organizations and businesses that recognize youngsters for their achievements. One ...

Making A Film About Hillbillies

I’m thinking seriously of going into a new line of work, for which I think I’d be suited. I plan to offer the folks in Hollywood my services as a casting director. Reportedly, well-known movie director Ron Howard is at work on a film based on the book “Hillbilly Elegy,” by J.D. Vance. ...

We Have Own Intern Scandal

No doubt Danny Hamrick is in a lot more trouble at home than he is in Charleston. His dilemma at the state capital could get worse, however. Think about it this way: What happened the last time Republicans learned a powerful politician was involved in a relationship with an intern? If the ...

Look Around The Table

There is something about a round table that invokes a sense of hospitality that needs no words. Fashionable? Not so much today judging from the advertisements I’ve seen. The dining experience of modern times involves islands or kitchen counters with tall stools, square high-top tavern models ...

Keeping the Public In Loop on Schools

West Virginia legislators are taking a much better approach to public school improvements than they did last winter. This time around, they are setting the initiative up for success. After the “omnibus education bill” was killed in the Legislature, Gov. Jim Justice called for a special ...

Pats on the Back

n To Karen Laska and Jordan Miller, who are among five West Virginia University students chosen this year for the prestigious national Fulbright Scholarships. Miller and Laska are graduates of Wheeling Park High School. n To Wheeling restauranteur Charlie Schlegel, named as the 2019 winner ...