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Columns by Chuck Clegg

A Year In A Bottle With Fran Caldwell

When I stopped by unannounced to speak with Fran Caldwell, I found her and husband, Harry (Hesh) sitting on the front porch enjoying a cup of coffee. When I asked how long they had been together, she explained that while she was attending Bethany College she saw a young man that caught her eye. ...

A Year In A Bottle With The Health Department Part 2

In this week’s story we look at the effects of the pandemic not on the health aspect of the virus, but the social difficulty’s it created in the community. The pandemic caused many businesses to either shut down or greatly restrict their operations. Many food establishments either closed or ...

A Year in A Bottle with the Health Department

In my series of articles I have asked three individuals about their thoughts on the year 2020. The first, a school administrator. Secondly, the mayor of the community of Hundred. And the third, is a member of the state government, a House of Delegate member. Each of them had differing views of ...

Through the Lens: Vintage Boat Racing Returns

The image accompanying my story is Earls Yost’s depiction of the 1950s and 60s when our community welcomed dozens of hydroplanes to run on the Ohio River. I used the still illustration to accompany my story in hopes it would preview this weekend’s events. Thousands of spectators are ...

Through the Lens: Hundred Mayor Chip Goff

Last week you read in my column the reflections of the past year in the life of Ed Toman. Ed has now become the longest serving school superintendent in West Virginia after taking the superintendent’s job in Mercer County. We wish Ed and his family all the best. This week I went to the far ...

Through the Lens: A Year in a Bottle

In recent weeks I have begun to hear a collective sigh of relief around our country. The once impossible thought that we, not only as communities, or even the world, would experience an event so consuming, it will now become a painful chapter in future history books. The evening news cast for ...

A Year in a Bottle With Ed Toman

The community member I have chosen for this week’s story is Mr. Ed Toman. If you have met Ed, you quickly realize he is a man of large stature with a friendly nature. He offers his friendship with a warm smile, pleasant disposition and a firm handshake. I learned during my interview with Ed ...

Through the Lens: Vintage Hydroplanes Return to New Martinsville

New Martinsville Vintage Heritage President, Penny Morris invites the public to its annual free Ohio River event. Penny has for the past 32 years worked with the event in many different capacities. She has been part of the community support network that has helped organize the town’s annual ...

Through the Lens: One Snip Star

I have always had a fascination with our nation’s history. Especially when it involves the stories of individuals that helped to build our great country. The American history books are filled with story’s of our early leader’s struggles to build a new country with rights for it ...

Through the Lens: Firefly

It is June and summer has arrived once again in West Virginia. The calendar has officially welcomed the warm months of summer. The smell of fresh cut grass and warm tar oozing from the hot black top roads flood our senses as the season begins. The pool is opened and the area is filled with ...