The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Registerhttp://www.theintelligencer.netTop Blogsen-usWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:10:10 EDTWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:10:10 EDT between education outcomes and drug/alcohol abuse? latest Kids Count survey made headlines today, with our newspaper noting West Virginia's kids are faring among the worst in the country, including ranking 46th in education and 35th in health.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:09:54 EDTCompassion, discipline not mutually exclusive,-discipline-not-mutually-exclusive.htmlIt is hard being a compassionate parent without becoming a pushover parent. I have to be able to say to my 8-year-old daughter, "I know you are upset because you aren't allowed to watch or play longer. But it's time to (whatever).Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:45:47 EDTLeery of lightning sure was a thunder boomer last night! I was driving home from Pittsburgh at about 10 p.m. when I hit the rain in Washington County.Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:20:15 EDTHappy birthday to me should not fall on Wednesdays. There should be a law about that. What can you do on a Wednesday!? I work, and I also have band practice in Pittsburgh on Wednesday nights, so any celebration with family is out.Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:07:45 EDTWhat Makes You Happy?'s been a loooooonnggg winter, and more than ever, I am looking forward to warm summer evenings spent with family and friends! Being stuck inside for all those months led to me getting stuck in a rut of boredom, inactivity and ... well, just, blah.Thu, 15 May 2014 10:51:12 EDT