Keep It Up, W.Va.!


For the first time in months, West Virginia on Sunday had all of its counties out of the red on the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ county COVID-19 map. That’s a great step in the right direction as we work to beat the coronavirus. That trend continued Monday, as more than ...

A Lesson For Presidents Day


Today is Presidents Day, and it should be a chance to reflect, honor and to give thanks. It should be an opportunity to remember that while our president changes every four or eight years, our democracy continues to set a standard that is the envy of the rest of the world. The office itself ...

Accurate Reports Needed on COVID


We live in an era where most of us carry in our pockets smartphones with many times the computing power of what sent Americans to the moon. And yet, we cannot seem to get county, state and federal computers to talk to each other well enough to ensure the data we need is accurate. Last week, ...



Robert “Bobby” Brown, 74, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, February 12, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Wheeling on March 22, 1946, son of the late Clyde and Edna Brown. Bobby was formerly employed at Kepner Funeral Home and a veteran with the Army/Air Force. In ...



Reverend Thomas James Davidson III, Ph.D., 69, of Weirton, WV, died Thursday. Viewing Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Service at 3 p.m., James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV. Social distancing and mask required, livestream on website.



Veronica L. DeMello, 60, of Wheeling, passed away Feb. 13, 2021. Visitation Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral at 4 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Moundsville, WV. Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.