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Wash Your Hands and Practice Good Hygiene (And Get Vaccinated)

With the COVID-19, now taking a turn for the better throughout the U.S., and more people on the road to being vaccinated, Americans are reacting in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. The main thing we need to understand is to not take unnecessary chances. Mother used ...

A Shot In The Arm

Over the last couple of months we have witnessed in the news, countless images of people receiving their vaccinations. Most every story is accompanied by a visual image of a needle penetrating someone’s arm. For those who have a fear of needles, this image must be particularly un-nerving. ...

Valentine’s Day is Everyday

February 14, is the best designated Holiday of the year. It’s commonly known as Valentine’s, but to me for the past 46 years it’s been Sweethearts Day. I got that early on from my great grandmother who always reminded my great grandfather when sweetheart day rolled around. She expected ...

A Piece of My Heart

You probably noticed you have been seeing more heart shaped images lately. Boxes of candy with red foil coverings. Displays of flowers with red heart covered bows. Among those flower displays are bouquets of red roses. These flowers have become the traditional gift given to show love. To ...

Practice What You Preach

Two old sayings that I heard quite often as a youngster still ring true today. One was “He’s blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other.” My grandfather used to say that a lot! I was in a local restaurant in the North end of New Martinsville on Friday. The news was out that Wetzel ...

Helping Those in Need

Everyone knows someone in their community who could use a helping hand especially when the days and nights turn cold. Nearly everyday I notice someone struggling to make it through another day. Often it’s an old friend, a neighbor, the elderly or even a colleague. While many have trouble ...

Letters and Words

I would guess that very few of you reading my story can identify the following word, Zaftig. By chance, I discovered it is the first word in the section of the dictionary that begins with the letter “Z.” For those who may not know, it is Yiddish slang. Having a full figure: said of a woman. ...

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 ...

New Chapter in History

In my writings, I often enlighten you of a past memory by using my own life as a guide. I hope to bring you a smile or inform you of something you may not have known. I have shied away from many current events not wanting to engage in the politics of the day. I figure if you want to know the ...

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 ...