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Editorials

Bowl season is a special time

There was a time not that long ago when the biggest games of the college football season were played on New Years Day. That’s changed since the playoff system was established, but that doesn’t mean that this time of year is any less exciting — especially if you are among the thousands ...

Remembering the reason we celebrate

The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. In fact, in many places and in many situations, that greeting has been replaced by the all-inclusive, yet far less meaningful, “Happy Holidays.” ...

Santa Claus lives forever through us

The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. Church was the editor of the New York Sun. During his career he wrote many editorials. Some, no doubt, took the ...

Play it safe with electronic toys

A great deal of the consumer protection advice we receive during the holidays amounts to common sense. How could a reasonably intelligent adult fall for some of the schemes, after all? But some consumer protection watchdogs are offering an important reminder: Adults may have nothing to do ...

Give the gift of your time this holiday season

Volunteering in and around our communities knows no deadlines. There’s no cutoff time or day when it just stops, and for that we are truly grateful. We’ve said it before, but we believe the Upper Ohio Valley’s volunteers are some of the best. They continue to be the backbone of our ...

Ensure favoritism not a part of tourism tax credit

West Virginia House of Delegates members had no realistic option but to pass a bill extending the state’s tourism tax credit program, as they did Monday. The initiative is too important to tourism, which is a big and growing industry in our state. Still, lawmakers who raised questions about ...