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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 »»


November 27, 2019 A particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. more »»

Politics At It’s Best!

November 20, 2019 Covering the latest impeachment hearings is much better than “DAYS OF OUR LIVES” it’s total nonsense. It’s a real fairy tale to think or actually believe it really matters. more »»

A Salute to Those Who Answer the Call of Duty

November 13, 2019 “Day is done” The words are not as familiar as the haunting melody of the song first used as a signal for “lights out” during the civil war, composed by an obscure general who never was... more »»

Appalachian Coal Miners Deserve Better

November 6, 2019 Some where along the line good always overcomes evi. more »»

Appalachian Coal Miners Deserve Better

November 6, 2019 Some where along the line good always overcomes evi. more »»

Small Town at It’s Best

October 30, 2019 While many say samll town America is dying with no hope for revival, some communities would beg to differ! Although there are many concerns and problems to address one thing is certain, you can’t... more »»

Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

October 23, 2019 When I was a kid in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Halloween was a big deal. Picking a costume could take week. more »»

Power of the Press Is in Being the Way to Know for News Consumers

October 16, 2019 WASHINGTON – The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the... more »»



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