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One ‘Flu’ Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

April 8, 2020 Effective last week most areas of exercise, including the walking trails in Paden City and Sistersville were closed. For many, it seems to be an extreme measure, but to others it had to happen. more »»

Take a Step Back

April 1, 2020 It’s hard to believe, but in just a week, normal life has ground to a halt. Businesses deemed nonessential by the state government are closed. Classrooms sit empty. more »»

The Checks Are in the Mail

March 25, 2020 We all stood back waiting for it to happen, hoping and praying it would not. more »»

The Plain Sense in Response to Virus

March 18, 2020 With the COVID-19, now spreading throughout the U.S., and many cases still undetected, Americans are reacting to the virus in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. more »»

The Truth Be Told

March 11, 2020 A newspaper can and may write about controversial issues or people, for it is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. more »»

The Truth Be Told

March 11, 2020 A newspaper can and may write about controversial issues or people, for it is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. more »»

Spring Cleaning Is Needed in West Virginia

March 4, 2020 The unmatched beauty of the West Virginia hills begins to emerge this month as the trees begin to leaf and blossoms appear on the hillsides. more »»

The Good Old Days

February 26, 2020 Just a stroll through town the other evening brought back precious memories. Memories of days past; a time when life seemed so long and time stood still. more »»

Editorial for February 19

February 19, 2020 The weekly fish fry at the Catholic Church at Klug Hall in New Martinsville during Lent is amazing. more »»

Hearts and Flowers

February 11, 2020 As I licked the stamp on the Valentine for my mother, I became conscious once more of a vague sense of unease and disquiet. more »»

Ten Dollars Worth of Conversation

February 5, 2020 The restaurant is the best place to learn civic lessons. Go in for a dollar cup of coffee, and you’ll get ten dollar’s worth of conversation. more »»

Never Say Never

January 29, 2020 I grew up playing outside in the sun. My father was a heavy smoker and my grandparents both smoked, my whole family smoked. Our house was not smoke free. more »»

You Diet and Exercise and The Fat Vanishes - But Where Does It Go?

January 22, 2020 Was there a deficiency in the diet of mountain women of old which made them crave fat? U.S. Sen. Robert C. more »»

Editorial for January 15

January 14, 2020 All to often people are elected or put into office on the false hope that they will do the will of the people. When in reality their only agenda is to satisfy their own egos. more »»

Stay Positive in 2020

January 8, 2020 As Mr. Rogers use to say on his daily TV show, “happiness is contagious.” I believe that’s the feeling we all want, we want to be happy and productive. more »»

‘Newspapers Are Good Business in West Virginia!’

December 31, 2019 A new government report presented to the West Virginia Legislature recommends removing public notices from your community newspaper and placing them on a state government website to reduce state... more »»

Mother and Daddy Couldn’t Afford It —But Santa Could

December 24, 2019 Monday December 25, 1989 And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past, for enjoying happy Christmas present, of anticipation of happy Christmas future. more »»

Recalling the Old 5 & 10, a Scene of Happy Pre-Christmas Bedlam

December 18, 2019 December 16, 1989 “Christmas time is coming, and it’s memory time again, and I remember Christmas and Murphy’s 5 & 10. more »»

Christmas Shopping Brings Out the Spirit of Giving for the Holidays

December 11, 2019 Another Christmas shopping season is upon us. I love it. It’s after Thanksgiving now, the season intended for the great American annual buying spree. more »»

The Spirit of the Season Has Arrived in the Ohio Valley

December 4, 2019 The holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Years Day) is the most favorite time of the year for many people. more »»

 
 
 

 

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