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The Facts Of Life

December 28, 2011 The 1980s television show The Facts of Life had a very catchy theme song. more »»

Cooperation Is Key

December 13, 2011 The intersection of Brock Ridge Road with state Route 7 is dangerous. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but it is certainly making the news a lot lately. more »»

Shop Locally

December 7, 2011 We know it’s been said, many times, many ways. . . . shop locall. more »»

Stop The Violence

November 30, 2011 “It’s really tragic that something like this happens.” We couldn’t agree more with that sentiment from Wetzel County Sheriff James Hoskins about the apparent murder-suicide in Jacksonburg Sunda. more »»

Just Not Feasible

November 23, 2011 It is sad to see the closure of the Burton Post Office, or any such public service, but we understand that some cuts need to be made to help the U.S. Postal Service to become financially sound. more »»

Strength In The Positive

November 16, 2011 Complaining seems to have become a national pastime. We complain about the rain. We complain about bright sunshine. We complain about our jobs. We complain about a lack of jobs. more »»

Thank You

November 9, 2011 This Friday, as our nation prepares to honor its veterans, we would like to add our simple words of “Thank you” to what we hope will be a deluge of gratitude for the men and women who served, and... more »»

Deterrent + Determination

November 2, 2011 We are thankful the New Martinsville Police Department has made an arrest in the breaking and entering at The ABC Store last week. more »»

The Perfect Recipe

October 26, 2011 Where can you get something good and hot to eat for only a quarter? At this Saturday’s Smoke On The Water Chili-Fest on Main Street in New Martinsville of course! Sure, the 25-cent portion is a bi... more »»

The Right (Non)Move

October 19, 2011 Sometimes doing nothing is the right thing to do. more »»

Part Of The Plan

October 12, 2011 One of those common “survival” or “what if” questions is, “If you could keep only one modern convenience, what would it be?” We’ve always thought running water would rank right up there on the... more »»

In A Time Of Need

October 5, 2011 It seemed eerily ironic to us that as voters were at the polls Tuesday deciding the fate of the EMS/fire levy, our office scanner seemed to be going non-stop with medical emergencies throughout the... more »»


September 28, 2011 The story about the EMS and Fire Levy on pages 1A and 5A outlines the specifics of the measure—how much money it will generate, how much it will cost, how it will be divided and used—but the true... more »»

Levy Is Important

September 21, 2011 We simply ran out of time and space this week for a very important story—one examining the Fire and EMS Levy that is being voted upon in the Oct. 4 election. Sure, Oct. more »»


September 16, 2011 Last week’s news of the killing spree by Shayne Riggleman of Morgantown left most West Virginians shaking their heads. Those are the kinds of things we hear of in other places, not here. more »»

We’ll Never Forget

September 7, 2011 Our nation is collectively marking the decade anniversary of a day of terror that will forever live in the history of the United States of America, as well as the world. more »»

Keep His Dreams Alive

August 31, 2011 Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Dallison family and the entire Short Line area as it lost one of its biggest supporters last week with the untimely death of Jay Dee Dallison. more »»

Where Is The Respect?

August 24, 2011 Respect, or the lack thereof, seems to be a theme that has carried throughout the past week. Last week we talked about how U.S. more »»

The Rest Of The Story

August 17, 2011 We think Sen. Joe Manchin’s best comments during his recent visit were ones not made in “politician mode”. more »»

One Here, One To Go

August 10, 2011 We were glad to see the news Thursday that Dominion Transmission is ready to proceed with construction of its natural gas processing facility near PPG Industries. more »»



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