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Opinion

Coaching recognition well deserved

Editorials

His team might not have had the chance to defend its 2019 Ohio state baseball championship, but that does not diminish the work Brian Perkins, the school’s longtime coach, has done. Those efforts were recognized Thursday evening when Perkins was named as the recipient of the Ohio Valley ...

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

(Editor’s note: Today will be the final date letters will appear concerning any of the races in West Virginia’s June 9 primary elections. No additional letters on election topics will be accepted for publication.)

There’s no comfort during writing process

Local Columns

There’s no comforting a columnist who lacks inspiration on column-writing day. Just ask my husband. Better Half tried to be supportive when I sat on the living room couch Thursday evening, but I just whined and offered pained expressions, like a procrastinating student who’s waited until ...

A warning shot

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The coronavirus has done more damage to the soul of every human than a nuclear bomb being dropped on every city in the world. This pandemic has threatened 7 billion people on earth, not one nation was spared. With the rules of survival social distancing being the new normal ...

History in the Hills: They shall not grow old

Local Columns

A few weeks ago, my wife and I watched a fascinating documentary entitled “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This documentary, directed by Peter Jackson, used more than 600 hours of World War I veteran interviews and more than 1,000 hours of film from the Imperial War Museum in London to tell ...

Sheriff candidate outlines goals

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, In response to “Time for you to choose” from last week, the author’s analogy and logic are wrong. It was witty and entertaining, and I enjoyed their compliment of me “being quite a popular fellow.” But the facts are that being a deputy for years does not automatically ...

Show support for Brooke 911 levy

Editorials

When the 911 phone system for handling emergency calls was set up, it appeared an excellent way of funding them had been devised. Users of landline telephones would pay small fees to support 911 service. Then cellphones became all the rage — and many buyers dropped their landline phones. ...

There’s no excuse not to vote

Editorials

West Virginia’s primary election is officially two weeks away, with residents set to head to the polls June 9 after it being rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Voting by Mountain State residents has been going on for a while now, though, and, beginning today, it is in full ...

Be safe on the water

Editorials

The warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine of spring mean that Tri-State Area residents will again be turning to the outdoors for recreation. Among the most popular activities area residents use to enjoy the spring and summer are boating and fishing. Both are fun ways to spend an ...

Reporter’s notebook/We continue to remember the sacrifices

Local Columns

(AUTHOR’S NOTE: I published this column last Memorial Day. This coming Memorial Day will be quite different, with most events and parades canceled. Even Alumni Weekend in St. Marys is canceled, where I would have celebrated the 20th anniversary as a member of the Class of 2000. The ...

Remember the sacrifices

Editorials

Throughout the nation’s history, millions have died protecting the freedom American citizens enjoy in the relative peace the rest of the world only dreams about. Think about that today as you light up the grill, spend time with family and friends or just hang out in your ...

The sky will still be a special shade of blue

Local Columns

The sky is always a unique shade of blue when it’s Memorial Day weekend. It’s crisp, inspiring, full of promise. There’s just something extra special about it. That’s always been my theory anyway. And I don’t think I’m the only one who sees it that way or feels out of sorts ...

Get out, support your local businesses

Local Columns

Last week, I wrote about some of the differences in the “reopenings” of our local states. West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are following different schedules and using different techniques in their efforts to bring the states back to some sort of normalcy. One of the big components is ...

Using our parks to say ‘thank you’

Editorials

Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday that he wanted to thank all the front-line heroes in the battle against COVID-19 by doing something nice for them. But, he noted, it is inevitable that any list of such occupations will leave someone off. So the governor decided every West Virginian should ...

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

(Editor’s note: May 31 will be the final date letters will appear concerning any of the races in West Virginia’s June 9 primary elections. In order to be published, letters must be received no later than noon, May 28)

This is the day the Lord has made

Local Columns

Hello everyone. This day the Lord has made is the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week. Since many of us are not back to worshipping collectively, I want to give us some encouragement to help us personally during these new days. I really miss not getting to see my church family in person, ...

Time for you to choose

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I have heard of a man who, after working all his life and saving every dime he could, was ready at long last to build his dream house. Now there are three gentlemen offering to build it to his specifications at a most reasonable price. Each of them claims they will erect a ...

Nancy Pelosi’s partisan power grab

Local Columns

It’s been a tough couple of months as our nation-and the entire world-deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of us know someone who has been infected by the virus and some of us have lost loved ones as a result. We’ve become accustomed to the new norm of social distancing, ...

What is the president thinking?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Now, people have heard of hydroxychloroquine. Well, at least, some have heard a tongue-twister like that from the news, or, the dearest, Mr. Trump. Currently, he has made the decision to take the drug. Hydroxychloroquine is in a drug class called antimalarials. It is ...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline offers long-term benefit

Local Columns

We cannot delay progress — particularly with vital infrastructure — in West Virginia. Earlier this year, I stood shoulder to shoulder with dozens of pipeliners, laborers and business leaders to underscore the importance of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to West Virginia. The gathering, ...