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Local Columns

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

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 ...

Using social media to promote our state

West Virginia Day is in a week, and the state’s Department of Tourism has, once again, used the opportunity to showcase some of the beauty of the Mountain State while offering a chance for prizes to anyone wishing to participate. Earlier this month, Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby announced ...

Guest column/We must invest in pipeline infrastructure

Natural gas is a dependable, affordable, clean-burning energy source. The U.S. has an abundance of natural gas, and its development has created a path to energy independence. But as we’ve seen over the past few weeks, reliable infrastructure is critical. We must have a way to safely and ...

Guest column/Local agriculture vital to West Virginia’s economic future

As the national food system came to a screeching halt in the early days of the pandemic, the demand for food increased, providing a unique opportunity for local agriculture. This opportunity was only possible due to the hoarding of supplies, the closure of restaurants and outbreaks in large ...

History in the Hills: History is a splash

With high temperatures and sunny days so typical of Ohio Valley summers, one is compelled to think of ways to cool off. If you didn’t have access to a clean spring or creek nearby, the best thing to do was visit your local pool. For most of us in the Weirton area growing up, one had the ...

From the Pulpit: Churches, much like people, have personalities

“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.” Romans 12:4-6. – Churches all ...