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Opinion

Nominate W.Va. Chef Ambassador

Editorials

When we travel, we know what kind of cuisine we are going to get in some states — or parts of states, anyway. We know we’re going to get good barbecue in Kansas City, fantastic gumbo and po-boys in Louisiana, good clam chowder in Boston ... but travelers to West Virginia may have a mystery ...

Cleaning Up Downtown Wheeling a Necessity

Editorials

As some point in the coming months, the below-ground infrastructure work being done in downtown Wheeling will finish, and the long-awaited streetscape project will begin. That will lead to a new look and, hopefully, a new future for the city’s central business district. In the meantime, ...

Businesses Have Stood Test of Time

Editorials

There’s a lot to be said for longevity in business. The Wheeling area long has prided itself for housing family owned and operated businesses that have stood the test of time, evolving over more than a century to continue serving area residents. West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner ...

Tools to Recruit Officers in W.Va.

Editorials

Communities across the nation are facing challenges in recruiting and retaining law enforcement officers. West Virginia is no different. It is a difficult, dangerous job that includes a great deal of public scrutiny over both long-term patterns and split-second decisions. And for many agencies, ...

Staffing Nursing Homes

Editorials

We know how difficult the past 18 months has been, particularly for those working in assisted living facilities. It is no wonder, then, they are facing staffing shortages to the point of families complaining it has affected care of their loved ones. “The top complaints we get are really ...

The COVID-19 Talk Continues

Local Columns

Here we are almost through the month of July and I was hoping that as we continued through the rest of summer and into the fall I wouldn’t be writing as much about COVID-19, but here we are. By July 9, West Virginia’s active COVID-19 case number dropped below 1,000 for the first time ...