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Local Columns

Convention and Visitors Bureau Gets State Distinction

Officials of the Greater Moundsville Convention and Visitors Bureau were presented with a certification of accreditation at a recent meeting of the Marshall County Commission, with Craig White accepting on behalf of the GMCVB, of which he is executive director. He is also the executive ...

Getting Over Geographic Feuds

It is unlikely the public will ever know all the reasons why a proposed partnership between The Health Plan, of Wheeling, and WVU Medicine has been put on hold — but some may have a strong suspicion about what happened. Whether and in what form the idea might be resurrected is ...

Set Another Place at the Table

You would think 12 would be enough — children, that is. It was crowded sitting around that long picnic table that served as our dining space in the kitchen. And it became more challenging as my 11 siblings and I grew. Of course, there was always a child in the high chair which left a little ...

Their Smiles Are Different

One of the best parts of Christmas for most of us (I hope) is the ear-to-ear grins and whoops of delight from our children and grandchildren when they open those packages from Santa Claus. Is there anything better? Yes, there is, as hard to believe as you may find it. There’s a different ...

We Must Do More for At-Risk Children in W.Va.

During November legislative interims, a disturbing trend was once again confirmed by data: We can and must do more for the children in foster and kinship care in our state. We have known about the problems for years. On its face, the continued failure to support our kids is bad enough, however, ...

National Guard Armory Has Housed Several Units

Although there has been a Army National Guard unit in Moundsville for some 70 years, permanent housing of it has been in the city for 60 years. When Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 150th Armored Cavalry Regiment, moved from the Exposition Building on Wheeling Island to ...