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Opinion

Words throughout history

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Sentences that resonate throughout history. Historically, millions of words are written and millions of words are spoken only to be remembered in bits and pieces. Patrick Henry: “Give me liberty or give me death.” Wish granted. Veni, vidi vici: Julius Caesar in a quick ...

The valley is going to the dogs

Editorials

Dog lovers will be gathering this weekend at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the return of the Friendship Cluster All Breed Dog Show. The four-day event will include canines representing more than 150 breeds and as young as 4 months. It will feature AKC all-breed shows, obedience ...

Warner leading the way on security

Editorials

West Virginians don’t give much thought to the office of Secretary of State. We don’t spend much time thinking about whether our elections are being carried out fairly and securely, or whether our employers have an easy and transparent relationship with state government. Thankfully, we ...

Paying tribute to our troops

Editorials

New Cumberland is joining the growing list of communities paying tribute to its military veterans and active service members by displaying banners along their city streets. The city joins other area communities, including Weirton, Chester, Follansbee and Wellsburg in providing this tribute, ...

Coal still a driver for West Virginia

Editorials

When we talk about coal’s impact on the Mountain State economy, some are tempted to boil it down to a matter of the more than 13,000 West Virginia workers directly employed in coal mines. When you throw that number around, it does not seem as though coal should cast the shadow over our ...

Climbing the state’s next COVID peak

Local Columns

I honestly thought that by the end of summer we’d be seeing better COVID-19 numbers in West Virginia. I’ve been a little taken aback at just how bad the numbers are. Don’t get me wrong, COVID-19 numbers are still worse in many states south of us. Much of our increase in cases and ...