West Virginia DHHR: Assessment should flip balance to workers


As officials in Charleston begin the work of determining which of the two firms submitting bids will be granted the opportunity to complete a “top-to-bottom” assessment of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, they face a great deal of pressure to get this one right. ...

Some camping reminders

Local columns

Given the way world events have hit gasoline prices recently, I should not have been surprised the other day when the fuel tank light came on in my car and I pulled in to a station to fill up. But I did, indeed, say out loud “$4.50!! Holy (wow)!” I’ve got a little car, thank goodness, and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: No time to waste

Local columns

The old cliche goes that, when you’re in a hole and trying to get out, you first stop digging. That is the opposite of what we’re doing when it comes to fossil fuels and derivative industries like plastics and petrochemicals amidst global climate, biodiversity loss, pollution, and ...

Look Back: Gleaning history from cemetery stories

Local columns

Cemetery Month Continues Other interments in the Dewey-Harris Cemetery are: Hannah Harris, daughter of W. & M. Harris, born Feb. 15, 1811, died January 24, 1856, age 47 years, 11 months and 21 days; Sophia Dewey, daughter of Samuel and Docia Dewey, died July 23, 1846, age, 1 month, 1 day; ...

Society backward on Roe

Letters to the editor

While the recent leak at the U.S. Supreme Court of a confidential draft opinion usually only seen by other justices concerning the Roe v. Wade situation was totally wrong, and the person(s) responsible for the leak should be dealt with legally, the reaction by pro-abortion activists is ...

Thanks, Trump and McConnell

Letters to the editor

Thanks to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, 50 years of reproductive rights for women are about to be reversed. It looks like our right-wing Supreme Court will now dictate to women, especially disadvantaged women with limited resources, all things concerning pregnancy – even when a pregnancy ...