It’s the key question of the evening hour

Local Columns

We no sooner have supper in our bellies and dinner dishes done than we’re already wondering what other food we can feed our faces. Evening eating lies ahead, an important time of the day in the Kiaski household. And it prompts that post 7 p.m. question that’s understood yet a vocalized ...

Trail expansions worth looking into

Local Columns

There appears to be a renewed focus on the idea of expanding some of the recreational trails available in our region, with the idea of connecting more of our communities and expanding into other states. Mike Paprocki, executive director of the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning ...

Know the risks of prostate cancer


Prostate cancer is an ugly term to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, trailing only lung cancer. Long labeled the silent killer, prostate cancer often develops in men without ...

We’re not invincible

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Has humanity degraded into a comedy of errors. The gods of punditry spew every night as news in their state of pleasurable sensation of making believe they are the gods of righteousness. Climate change is the same as usual. It’s just reacting to which way the wind blows and ...

West Virginia’s role in the oil and gas industries

Local Columns

This week, as we welcome the members of the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives to Charleston, I find myself reflecting on the significant role West Virginia played in the development of the oil and gas industries. While the drilling of Drake’s well in Pennsylvania in ...

A solution to the problem

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The pundits on TV and in print are wringing their hands about the horrible problem at the border with thousands of immigrants entering the country illegally. I would be wringing my hands if they were not entering the country. China, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea have no ...