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Editorial for October 23

When I was a kid in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Halloween was a big deal. Picking a costume could take weeks. Then, there were special decorations on the streets, haunted houses, church parties, a costume parade at school, and most important of all, trick-or-treating. The neighborhood kids ...

Power of the Press Is In Being the Way to Know For News Consumers

WASHINGTON The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.Notice in those words not a mention of ...

News Media are the First Means for Exercising Our Five First Amendment Freedoms

By David ChavernPresident and CEO, News MediaAllianceFor centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, ...

First Amendment Binds All American Freedoms

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who followed in their footsteps invested their lives in ...

Editorial for Sept. 25

Within 10 miles of each other there will be two of the finest events in the entire state of West "By God" Virginia taking place. It's all happening here locally. Sistersville a community known for its many festive activities will be hosting the annual Marble Fest this weekend. The event is one ...

Always Be Kind

Many years ago I remember my Mother telling me to stop treating my brother that way. I don't recall what it was about or what I did, but I know she was very strict when it came to how we talked to and treated other people. We were taught at a very young age that all people deserve to be treated ...

Editorial for Sept. 11

After suffering the wrath of potholes for the past couple of years, area residents are seeing some relief as Route 2 is getting a makeover through New Martinsville and Paden City. Busted ball joints and tie-rods, broken windows and bent wheel rims have been the norm as we have tried to navigate ...

Sound Investment Helps Save Lives

County Commissioners in Wetzel and Tyler Counties have entered into agreements with AirMedCare emergency services to provide county residents with discounted rates for services provided anywhere in the United States. They recognize the importance of quick response time during emergencies when ...

Labor Day

With Labor Day almost upon us, it is important to look back and understand why it came to be the federal holiday it is. On the first Monday of September every year, the United States pauses to honor its workers and the contributions they make to our nation's prosperity. On September 5, 1882, ...

Should Police Chief Be Elected or Appointed?

It's a question many are asking: should the position for police chief be appointed or remain elected. Many say the public needs to have a choice. An overwhelming majority of City's small and large all over this country appoint their police chief. In West Virginia alone there are only a small ...