A terrible week for our state and nation

Local Columns

This past week will go down as one of the worst weeks, not only for what occurred in our nation’s capital, but also for our newspapers. Last week we lost Mike Myer, the executive editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer, an accomplished columnist, and a giant in West Virginia journalism. He ...

School will be better, safer for students


It makes sense that there was some resistance to Gov. Jim Justice’s plan last week to reopen all West Virginia pre-K, elementary and middle schools for in-person learning by Jan. 19. People want to know that students, teachers, administrators and staff will be safe under such a plan. But ...

I’ll take a slice of this and a slice of that would do

Local Columns

True to any day, the thoughts in my head are as varied as they are disconnected and unassociated. This column will likely be proof of that. I was thinking, for instance, about inventions or more like, “Now why hasn’t anyone thought of this or done this before?” when I was grocery ...

It’s not about just the red and the blue

Local Columns

I’m still trying to process my thoughts following the events in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. I know not everyone who attended the rally that morning of President Donald Trump were involved in the raid on and ransacking of the U.S. Capitol. I also know those individuals do not necessarily ...

Still finding ways to enjoy football


This is the type of weekend that football fans around the Tri-State Area have been looking forward to for a long time. It’s playoff time in the National Football League and college football is preparing to end its strangest season ever with the national championship game. And the games ...

Kids are better off in school

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Last year, when we began to hear and learn about the COVID-19 pandemic, there was very little data to support the decisions made, both locally and nationally, to shut down schools. The “experts” asked us to remain inside for two months and flatten the curve. How did that ...