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Water, Water Everywhere

April 19, 2015 “Strike while the drought is hot,” a reader advised local economic development leaders in an email to me. It’s not a bad idea in view of events in California. more »»

Proposed Pipeline Good for Ohio, Our Entire Region

April 19, 2015 Just a few years ago, natural gas inventories were shrinking, and the country was considering importing a liquefied form of gas from the Middle East. What a difference a few years make. more »»

Moundsville Business Reopens Under New Management

April 19, 2015 Johnny and Shar’s Big Dipper in Moundsville reopened Friday with changes, the most notable being the personnel dipping the ice cream and serving food items, as the Clay Wise and the Jim Wise... more »»

Convincing Democrats to Rebel

April 17, 2015 Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, should be taking Sen. more »»

Let’s Dig In the Dirt

April 17, 2015 I sat looking out at a blue-gray sky filled with streaky white clouds. If I am patient, I will see what I came for at this early evening hour. A few more minutes and it happened. more »»

Newspapers Are Not ‘The Media’

April 12, 2015 Here at the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer, we make our money by selling a single product to readers: trust. more »»

Jail System Should Have Been Rewarded for Progress

April 12, 2015 One basic tenant of all legislative sessions is there are winners and losers. more »»

Rainy Weather Causes Headaches; Summer Plans; and Gas

April 12, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspape. more »»

Saunders Expects To Be ‘Roasted’ by Fellow Lions Members

April 12, 2015 One of the duties of a Lions Club district governor is to make visitations to each club in his/her district, and in District 29-L the final visitation of DG Eugene Saunders will take place on... more »»

Getting at Government Secrets

April 11, 2015 One misconception about West Virginia’s open records law is that it compels officials to release most government documents if they are asked to do so. It does no such thing. more »»

Siblings And The Only Child

April 11, 2015 It was a short text from my youngest sister. I reached for my cellphone to read the message which simply said, “Happy Sibling Day!” LOL. (Laugh Out Loud). more »»

Battling Human Trafficking

April 8, 2015 Twenty million — that’s the estimated number of human trafficking victims worldwide. more »»

Coloring Real Eggs For Easter

April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday was not a treat-filled day when I was a youngster. There were no gigantic hollow chocolate bunnies, no cream-filled Cadbury eggs, not even the candy-coated marshmallow ones. more »»

Making Most of Energy Boom Through Philanthropy

April 5, 2015 On March 19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland held a Shale Symposium at Wheeling Jesuit University. I attended on behalf of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. more »»

Notes From the Benwood Church Fire; and Meter Issues

April 5, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspape. more »»

Operation Pride Will Kick Off Annual Cleanup Program

April 5, 2015 The 42nd annual Marshall County Operation Pride kickoff will be held April 21 at Grand Vue Park. Operation Pride is an awareness for the spring clean-up, paint-up fix-up in the county. more »»

‘Forced Pooling’ Bad Idea Economically, Ethically

April 5, 2015 In the wake of West Virginia’s 2015 legislative session, much media attention has been given to the policy known as “forced pooling,” a policy promoted by the largest and most politically connected... more »»

Kasich May Be Classic Dark Horse

April 4, 2015 One might think it would be self-evident that a national debt amounting to nearly $60,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States is the most critical challenge facing Americans. more »»

Church More Than Just Walls

April 4, 2015 “It’s just a building,” a casual observer remarked as parishioners and Benwood residents stood staring at the fire-ravaged remains of their beloved St. John Catholic Church. more »»

Numbers On Kids Not Good

March 29, 2015 Children who live in poverty face many challenges. Many don’t do as well as their more prosperous peers in school. Many have health problem. more »»

Questions to Ask When Considering a College

March 29, 2015 Before I give advice for choosing a college, I have one caveat to mention. You must understand that not all students want or need a college education. more »»

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What's All The Skype About?

April 13, 2015 In late 2010, members of the West Virginia Senate Democratic caucus voted to select a Senate president for the next term -- and one of the votes came electronically from the Middle East. more »

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