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Common Sense Not In Rule Book

May 1, 2016 Somewhere in Bureaucracy for Dummies there must be a section reading something like this: “Enforcing a rule that flies in the face of common sense normally should result in a note of commendation... more »»

Sanders Wants Socialism for Us, But Not for Himself

May 1, 2016 Socialism — It is a political and economic concept that has come into the limelight in U.S. politics. Specifically, United States Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. more »»

Prom Season, Old Crow Medicine, and ‘West by God’

May 1, 2016 The More the Merrier Wheeling Central Catholic Central’s 2016 prom this weekend at the White Palace offered a new twist. Typically the prom is only open to seniors. more »»

New ‘Escape’ Games Set to Be Offered at Old Penitentiary

May 1, 2016 When the West Virginia Penitentiary closed its doors 21 years ago there were concerns locally about the future use of the building, with the majority not wanting the structure to sit vacant; thus,... more »»

We May Have 12 Years of Regret

April 30, 2016 I have to wonder how we in the press managed to be so out-to-lunch when West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin changed the way judges at all levels are elected. more »»

Can You Spare $5?

April 30, 2016 First it was “My girlfriend and I ran out of gas. Can you give me $5?” That was in the 7-Eleven parking lot in downtown Wheeling. more »»

Rethinking How We Educate

April 24, 2016 Everyone knows the big, consolidated high schools are better for students, right? Actually, wrong, in some important ways. more »»

Cameron Memorial Day Weekend Activities Slated

April 24, 2016 The Cameron area is known for being a very close knit community as most residents pitch in to help their neighbors when needed. more »»

Perfect Budget Storm Hits W.Va.

April 23, 2016 Can it get any worse? Unfortunately, yes. Just a few weeks ago, West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin were not far from agreeing on a budget for the coming year. more »»

Get Out and Play

April 23, 2016 Reality came calling this week, leaving me with a twinge of sadness for innocence lost. The folks at the Wheeling Recreation Department sent me a fax that delivered some disparaging news. more »»

Helping W.Va. Children

April 17, 2016 Sometimes we forget — or choose not to remember —that there are several West Virginias. Our area is just part of the Mountain State. Other regions are quite different. more »»

Are Your Lights on for Those Who Are in Need of Help?

April 17, 2016 The Andrea Doria was one of the most elegant passenger liners in the world, the pride of the Italian Line. more »»

Operation Pride Dinner to Highlight Community Improvement

April 17, 2016 The 43rd annual Marshall County Operation Pride dinner will be taking place on Tuesday evening at Grand Vue Par. more »»

Better Roads, Bridges an Investment in Our Future

April 17, 2016 Ever drive on Route 2 at night? It’s dark, dangerous and narrow. All it takes is a slight distraction on a sharp turn and a serious accident can occur. more »»

Helping Those Who Need Drugs

April 10, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, the FBI went to court seeking an order that Apple Inc. help it break the encryption used on iPhones. more »»

‘Leadership’ Hurting Families Throughout America

April 10, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency has finally admitted that their relentless war on coal is not about fighting climate change but rather to show “leadership. more »»

Sanford Center Gets New Tenants, Has Just One Vacancy

April 10, 2016 The Sanford Center in Moundsville has secured four new tenants in the past month, enabling the facility to have its highest occupancy since its inception in 2009. more »»

Cruz Is Best Option for W.Va.

April 9, 2016 Normally, one question West Virginians have in mind before presidential elections is which candidate would be best for our state. It’s different this time around. more »»

Hands Tell Test of Time

April 9, 2016 As a very early riser, I often flip on the TV to have noise in the house and listen to the overnight national news, sports and weather. more »»

Racing Toward Idiocy

April 3, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, don’t you dare start those racing engines! When I heard about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan on Friday, I thought someone was pulling an April Fool’s Day joke... more »»

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