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October 17, 2012 This is the story of a young boy whose first remembrance of the world around him was in the mid-1950s. He lived in a two-story house just above a busy highway. more »»

A Time To Garden

October 2, 2012 Not so long ago I prepared the soil in my garden for the crops I would plant for the summer of 2012. more »»

Veterans, I Need Your Help

September 26, 2012 Each November, we honor the men and women who served our country in one of our country’s branches of the military. more »»

Good Old Days

September 19, 2012 In my last story, I wrote of the Good Old Days and how some people remember it as a special time in their lives. more »»

Good Old Days And Time

September 5, 2012 I have begun to realize when you reach a certain age we begin to utter the phrase, “the good old days.” When someone speaks about the good old days, it can have a different meaning for each person. more »»

Oldsmobile And Wingtips

August 22, 2012 There are two things I dislike doing in life. First is to buy a new car and the second is a pair of shoes. I realize in the world in which we live both are pretty much a necessity to own. more »»

Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 2)

August 1, 2012 On a summer morning in 1967 the man on the Philco radio announced the music group; The Monkees would be playing in Jacksonville, Fla. more »»

Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 It was the summer of 1967 in my hometown of New Martinsville. For my good friend George and me, life in our town was pretty much the same each day that summe. more »»

Did It Splash?

July 18, 2012 Most of us have heard the question posed, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This question is meant to provoke contemplation. more »»

A Matter Of Inconvenience

July 11, 2012 Mother Nature on occasion reminds us that with a quick breath of wind she can change our lives. More than likely we all have experienced the loss of power from a summer storm or winter snow and ic. more »»

Relay For Life

June 20, 2012 Friday night, my wife asked me to go along with her to walk in the Wetzel County Relay for Life being held on Magnolia’s track. more »»

Miracles Of Science

June 13, 2012 In 1973, Lee Majors played Colonel Steve Austin, in the TV series, The Six Million Dollar Man. After an accident, Majors’ character was repaired using bionic parts. more »»

Fifteen Minutes

May 30, 2012 When I heard of the sudden passing of Bill Stewart, like most of you, I was in disbelief for a time. I knew Bill because he and my wife graduated from Magnolia in the same class of 1970. more »»

Dear John

May 9, 2012 Dear John, I am unsure how to tell you something that I know will hurt you. I guess the best way is to tell you outright I have found someone new. more »»

All Of The Story

April 17, 2012 One hundred years ago on tomorrow’s date, April 19, at nine in the morning, the SS Californian arrived with little attention in Boston’s busy harbor. more »»


April 4, 2012 This weekend Easter will be observed around the world by many faith. more »»

April 1

March 28, 2012 Breaking News: At approximately 12:03 a.m., a sea serpent was seen at the 38-year-old Hannibal Dam structure. more »»

We Are West Virginia

January 11, 2012 We all can be proud of the Mountaineer football teams’ win last week. With no doubt left on the field, the Gold and Blue broke many bowl records in their defeat of the Clemson Tigers. more »»

H2O Equals Power

January 4, 2012 Growing up, many of us can remember the story of Jonah being swallowed by a whale. In our minds, we most likely envisioned Jonah standing inside the great whale looking for a way ou. more »»

NMS?Improvement Council Tells Board Of Improvements

January 4, 2012 New Martinsville School Principal Fay Pritchard detailed the Local School Improvement Council’s annual report to the Wetzel County Board of Education during their regular meeting held Nov. 7. more »»



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