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Asking Why We Do What We Do in Our Schools

September 6, 2015 Probably the most significant danger of our present system of education is that it seems to have forsaken Socrates. more »»

Keeping Roy Where He Belongs

September 6, 2015 No child should have to ride a bus for two hours a day to go to school. But for a special needs youngster with both intellectual and physical challenges, that’s just plain wrong. more »»

Missing Dogs, Chamber Dinner and More Algae News

September 6, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspaper. more »»

Elizabethtown Festival Slated for Next Weekend in Moundsville

September 6, 2015 The 17th annual Elizabethtown Festival will be a two-day event starting Saturday and continuing through next Sunday at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsvill. more »»

Weekend a Time of Hope for Drug-Free Lifestyles

September 6, 2015 Six months ago the Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition invited the “faith community” to dream. more »»

Send a Message, Sen. Manchin

September 5, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ought to send Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., a very nice gift. After all, Mikulski did something very nice for Manchin. He gave him a way out. more »»

Unseen Laborers

September 5, 2015 We don’t always see them. Sometimes, maybe we hear them as we turn our sleepy heads onto the cool side of the pillow. We do take them for granted, however. Maybe that’s OK, too. more »»

Cheney Not Welcome Here

September 3, 2015 Our local Chambers of Commerce can be great civic institutions. more »»

Teachers Need To Be the Leaders in Their Classrooms

August 30, 2015 As a senior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, I was finishing my student-teaching obligation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. The experience was a disaster. more »»

Almost Redneck Heaven?

August 30, 2015 Brace yourself, Wheeling, to lose a big chunk of the travel and tourism money that rolls into town. more »»

Changes at Indian Mound Will Include Removal of Most Trees

August 30, 2015 There will be some changes at the Mound, the first of which is expected to be undertaken this fall. There are currently seven large trees on the Mound, with six of them to be removed. more »»

Keeping the Flag Flying; A Worldwide Event; and Colors

August 30, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspaper. more »»

Congress Should Reject Flawed Deal With Iran

August 30, 2015 As a young second lieutenant in the Air Force in 2005, my first assignment as an intelligence officer was with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. more »»

About That Flat Land Problem ...

August 29, 2015 Well, what do we do about that? About the biggest economic development challenge holding West Virginia back? In case you missed it, state Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette told legislators... more »»

Identifying Ultimate ‘Bad Seed’

August 29, 2015 For many readers, it’s now old news. But for those of us who bring you the news each day, it is still raw, fresh in our minds. more »»

An Addict For Every Classroom?

August 23, 2015 Perhaps a heroin addict beside them in geography class would be a good thing for middle school students in West Virginia. more »»

Recognizing Those Who Do Well Without College

August 23, 2015 Many high schools base their success on student ACT and SAT test scores, the percentage of students who have been accepted to college, and the number of scholarships that have been awarded. more »»

Board Members Pleased With John Marshall High School Work

August 23, 2015 “I really want (the building) to pop out like you’ve never seen it. I’m hoping we can do something out of the ordinary. more »»

It’s Time for Nation to Repay Debt to W.Va.

August 23, 2015 John Kennedy, in his inaugural address, said that America would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, or oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of... more »»

Tapping W.Va. Common Sense

August 22, 2015 There’s a lot of good, old-fashioned common sense to be found in the West Virginia hills. Sen. more »»

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