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Executive Editor Mike Myer Passes At 69

J. Michael Myer, a familiar face throughout West Virginia, and executive editor of the Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, died Wednesday, January 6, at Wheeling Hospital. He was 69. Mike spent several years in the early part of his career as Editor of the Wetzel Chronicle his hometown ...

A Remembrance of a Classmate

Last week when I read Mike Myer had passed away, I was saddened knowing another member of the Magnolia’s Class of 1969 was no longer with us. After graduation, it was not until a few years later that I came to know Mike was working as a journalist. He contacted me and asked if I would ...

Memories of Radio Tubes

A while back Mary and I traveled to an antique flea market in nearby Pennsylvania. It had been many years since we attended the antique fair, and it had changed since we were there 20 years ago. Back then, dealers from New York, New Jersey, and other states in the north east, brought items not ...

Hiding Behind the Computer

Everyone is hoping for a better 2021. Or so they say! I saw firsthand last week that free speech and social media actually give a different view and meaning of what is lawful and what was intended, and much of it isn’t appreciated. Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of ...

In The Year of 2525

In the summer of 1969 a song was released by Zafer and Evans. The song’s lyrics tell of a disturbing possibility in mankind future as technology becomes a large part of all our lives. The song titled, “In the Year 2525” reached the top of record charts. In the second chorus’ ...

New Year’s a Reflection of the Past, and a Fresh Start to the New

The New Year is a time for looking back and for looking forward. For most of us 2020 will be the year we wish to forget. It has been extremely tough for the entire world. Life as we had grown used to changed dramatically as COVID-19 ravaged the globe. What should have been a normal election ...

Through the Lens (3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR)

This Thursday at midnight, the count down to a new year will echo around the globe. It is the time when we watch as the New Year moves around the world from time zone to time zone. On television you can watch as the island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati in the south Pacific are the ...

Be of Good Cheer

Around the World, we celebrate Christmas and many other World Festivals. It’s perhaps the most joyful time of year. Traditions vary from one nation to the other, but here in America those who celebrate will be facing a quieter more relaxed holiday amid recommendations of mask wearing and ...

A Hard Christmas Candy

Recently, my Mom reminded me of a song that Dolly Parton recorded in 1982, it is titled, “Hard Candy Christmas.” The song and its lyrics gave me reason to remember hard candy and its part in my memories of Christmas from long ago. Growing up in the sixties, hard candy was very much part ...

Light It Up!

I have always enjoyed decorating for Christmas. One of the great thrills of the Holy season is watching the transformation of local communities from plain old street and porch lights to the hanging of lights on electric poles and the addition of yard decorations and house brightenings. As a ...