Celebrating West Virginia


West Virginians are a determined, strong, hard-working sort of folk. From the state’s southern coalfields to the northern steel mills and everywhere in between, residents have always given it their all. The state was born of conflict, and it has faced numerous battles and difficulties ...

Juneteenth serves as a reminder


Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, will be celebrated Saturday. According to tradition, Juneteenth is observed on June 19 because it was on that date in 1865 that Union soldiers arriving in Galveston, Texas, at the end of the Civil War told African-American ...

Fairs and festivals make their return


Whether you’re looking for the chance to spend some quality time with friends and family, meet some new friends or just trying to find something special to do during the next several months, you need only look at the many fairs and festivals that are held throughout the Tri-State ...

Overcrowding a real issue at regional jail


News this past week that there’s a serious overcrowding issue with inmates at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville comes as no surprise to many in the local region. Just what Gov. Jim Justice and state corrections leaders plan to do about it remains to be seen. Justice announced last ...

Reporter’s Notebook/All eyes are definitely focused on Manchin

Local Columns

It’s been long an annoyance for West Virginians when people with national platforms can’t identify the state or lump is in with Virginia. After U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin officially came out against the For the People Act last week, we’re in the spotlight now. In a guest commentary and in ...

Honor, respect our nation’s flag


It proudly flies in the front of schools. It is raised in front of public buildings. It is displayed from the porches and in the front yards of countless homes around the nation. It is raised each day at outposts in the far reaches of the world. It stands tall and is recognized before ...