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Former West Virginia Penitentiary Plans for New Year of Scares

January 24, 2016 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Tourism staff are working with the West Virginia Penitentiary to create a new experience for visitors to the historic attraction this winter. more »»

Around East Ohio With Al Molnar, One Last Time

January 24, 2016 By Al Molnar It was with great regret two years ago that I gave up writing my Sunday column “Around East Ohio” in order to comfort and take care of my wife, who had broken her foot and was unable t... more »»

Specialist Is First In Region

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — Dr. Dennis Niess, chief medical information officer for Wheeling Hospital, has earned board certification as a specialist in clinical informatics. more »»

Grand Vue to Open High Adventure Park This Spring

January 24, 2016 A High Adventure Park will be opening in the spring at Grand Vue Park! Park manager Craig White on Tuesday provided the Marshall County Commission with an update on this undertaking, and also stated... more »»

EORH Sterile Processing Certifications Passed

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — Five staff members from Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital have passed the sterile processing certification national exam. more »»

Uncertainty Only Certainty in Race for President

January 24, 2016 As many of you know, I have one or two contacts on Capitol Hill who have, in the past, supplied me with inside information which has been helpful in the draft of many of my commentaries. more »»

Senate Ruling Really Was Clear

January 23, 2016 One wonders whether members of the West Virginia Supreme Court informally have top 10 lists of the worst arguments they’ve heard. If so, even though the year is young, No. more »»

First Time I Ever ...

January 23, 2016 Our lives are dotted with firsts: Our first steps on shaky toddler legs. Our first words of “Mama” or “Da-Da.” Our first ride on a tricycle, graduating to a two-wheeled bike without training wheels. more »»

An Arrival And Warning

January 17, 2016 After months of mild weather, frigid winter temperatures and snow arrived this week. But days are already getting longer, new winged visitors are arriving, and spring will return in nine weeks. more »»

Racism Has To Be Taught

January 17, 2016 How do you explain bigotry to elementary school children??And how do you react if you learn some of them already show signs of racism? Several activities involved in the annual local observance of... more »»

Achieving Greatness by Doing What Is Difficult

January 17, 2016 Christopher Columbus kept two records of the distances traveled on his first voyage to the New World in the Santa Maria. One was true, he thought, but he deliberately faked the othe. more »»

Healthy Living, Hockey, and Remembering the Reason

January 17, 2016 Food for Thought A changing trend on the fifth floor of the Wheeling-Ohio County Building may lead to some healthier living. more »»

New ‘Escape’ Attraction Is Planned for Old Penitentiary

January 17, 2016 A new attraction is coming to Moundsville! Although its name has yet to be determined one of the words will be “escap. more »»

West Virginia Needs a Workplace Freedom Law

January 17, 2016 West Virginia is used to making history. Since that fateful stroke of President Lincoln’s pen in April of 1863, West Virginians have written more than their fair share in America’s history books. more »»

Nowhere to Go But Up in W.Va.?

January 16, 2016 Many humans have a need to feel superior to at least some other people. more »»

Thanks, But No Thanks

January 16, 2016 It was the one thing I wanted. Eight years old and that larger-than-life doll was all I could think about when Santa asked what I wanted for Christma. more »»

Look for Next Not-So-Big Thing in W.Va.

January 10, 2016 Who saw craft beer coming as a job creator in West Virginia? Economic development, not just here but in most states, tends to be a jackpot affair with government picking winners and losers. more »»

End Gun Violence by Curing Nation’s Other Sickness

January 10, 2016 Let it be known that I applaud President Obama’s recent effort to establish a legacy for gun control, but I fear it is futile. more »»

Variety of Local, State, National Offices on Ballot for May

January 10, 2016 Monday will be the first day for candidates to file to be on the ballot for this year’s primary election in West Virginia. Filings will be accepted through Jan. 3. more »»

Racing Subsidies Back on Agenda

January 9, 2016 West Virginia legislators have to fill a $353 million hole in the state budget, but there’s good/bad news about that:?They may be part of the way there, even before going into session next week. more »»

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