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A Nation Deeply Divided

With memories of 1968-1968 spinning around in my head, I watched along with THE WHOLE WORLD as thousands of angry demontrators converged on Washington, D.C. in a violent attempt to pursuade lawmakers, (in particular Vice President Mike Pence) to overturn the election results. Unwilling to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fixing the Roads Most Traveled

Keeping our highways safe and well maintained is a concern we all have. Recently we have noticed several repairs and paving projects to our main arteries and many of the back roads. Yet still a lot of work remains. While paving and fixing potholes can make it much easier to safely travel the ...

A Thanksgiving Litany

Thanksgiving. A particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last ...

Trash talking

No, we’re not talking about sports teams or politics, we’re talking about real trash, the stuff you see piling up along the highways and by-ways, we’re talking about streams, creeks, neighborhoods, blighted areas of our communities and a complete disregard for mother nature. The area ...

Honoring our Veterans

What are veterans? Veterans are real life heroes, they are the ones who served in the military so others can enjoy the freedoms of the greatest country in the world. The stories told by many veterans can only touch on what many of these brave individuals experienced during their tours of duty ...