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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 »»

A Couple Lessons

August 3, 2011 We hope the situation New Martinsville has faced and will continue to face concerning the gas industry will bring a couple important points to all involved—and they have nothing to do with the... more »»

Making It Last

July 27, 2011 The article on page 5A about a report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy about how energy development has affected West Virginia’s economy and way of life in the past was of... more »»

The New Civil War

July 20, 2011 In the story on page 1A concerning the joint resolution by northern panhandle county commissions to “secure maximum investment for this region of West Virginia to the absolute best of their... more »»

Something In The Air?

July 13, 2011 Our front page this week is covered with controversy at city council meetings. more »»

We Resemble That

July 6, 2011 It’s reunion season, as evidenced by the many coming events on page 3A beckoning family members to bring a covered dish and a chair to a local park and join in a day of fun, reminiscing, and ... more »»

America At Its Best

June 29, 2011 Let Boston host a half-million people on the Fourth of?July, we think Wetzel County’s Independence Day style is much more desirable. more »»

Constructive Criticism

June 21, 2011 The recently released Education Performance Audits of Magnolia and Paden City high schools certainly raise concerns, but that is a good thing if it means people will show more concern for the... more »»

From John Anderson

June 15, 2011 Is it price gouging or conspiracy? Our local gas stations are always 15-20 cents higher than surrounding areas. more »»

Determination, Not A Wish

June 15, 2011 Each year we marvel at how the Wetzel County Relay For Life has become one of the biggest, liveliest events of the year here. The all-night event is like a big party. . . more »»

Unbreak The Window

June 1, 2011 In “It’s a Wonderful Life” George Bailey offers to throw a lasso around the moon for Mary, the girl he love. more »»

Pay Your Respects

May 25, 2011 Recently, we’ve taken moments to recognize several individuals who serve our community on a regular basis, and have asked you to answer the call to do your part whether it be a food drive, town... more »»

Disasters Hit Home

May 18, 2011 Linda Martin Graham and husband Kenneth were tragically killed on April 27 in the horrific series of storms and tornadoes that hit the South. A tornado killed 34 people in the Valley Head, Ala. more »»



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