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Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»

Obama Keeping Pledge to ‘Remake the United States’

January 25, 2015 In May 2009, I wrote that President Obama has openly stated his desire “to remake the United States” predicated upon a “New Declaration of Independence — A New Foundation for America. more »»

GOP Moving Fast in Charleston

January 24, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charleston. more »»

A Few Good Men

January 24, 2015 It really ticks me off, the comments people make about firefighters. You know the ones about how all they do is sit around and play checkers all day, waiting for the fire bell to ring. more »»

Making Dishonesty Risky Policy

January 18, 2015 For several years, Steubenville’s school system has had a reputation of being something of an over-achiever — getting good results in terms of what students learn, with limited resource. more »»

Change a Matter of Generations in Afghanistan

January 18, 2015 The terrorist ordeals in Paris have certainly captured the attention of the world, and rightfully so. more »»

Martin Luther King Jr. Made Our World Better

January 18, 2015 When I was in my 20s I wrote this paper about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I want to share it with you because I think it still rings tru. more »»

A Trash Problem; Sitting in an Historic Seat; and Time

January 18, 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 »»

Tearing Up the Education ‘Box’

January 17, 2015 Many really good educators wish the government would just get out of their way and let them teach. They know what to do without having state and federal governments breathing down their necks. more »»

Facing Fears In Childhood

January 17, 2015 Spiders, Nazis, atom bombs and walking home from the neighbor’s house in the dark — those were my biggest fears as a kid of about 8 or 9 years old. more »»

Living In Fear On Our Knees?

January 11, 2015 After his newspaper’s office was firebombed in 2011, probably by Islamic terrorists, Stepane Charbonnier said he would change nothing. more »»

Using Change in Washington to Provide Real Hope

January 11, 2015 What happened to hope and change? Six years after President Obama swept into office, the hope he campaigned on has been replaced by cynicism and division. more »»

A Great Debate; Clearing the Walk; and Catching a Cab

January 11, 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 »»

Don Mason Is Recognized as Distinguished West Virginian

January 11, 2015 When Don Mason arrived at Grand Vue Park’s Banquet Hall Monday evening, he was surprised to see so many vehicles in the parking lot. more »»

Satire, Like That Terrorists Hate, Is Vital to Free Society

January 11, 2015 Journalists are said to be the eyes and ears of democracy. more »»

Funding Roads at County Level

January 10, 2015 West Virginia state government is just about out of money to fund big highway projects. more »»

Winter Is For Children

January 10, 2015 The snow was deeper than my little sister was tall, but we managed to make our way to the neighbors’ hillside yards to sled ride. more »»

Just Keep Smiling, Rocco

January 4, 2015 Rocco always has a smile for me. He never lets me down. After a rough day at work, the grin on his face can be a pleasant change. Usually, he has some words of encouragement, to. more »»

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January 13, 2015 I like to bake a decent cupcake now and then and I have provided more than just a few for birthdays in the newsroom office. However, I have zero talent for decorating cakes, cookies or cupcakes. more »

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