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Opinion

Food Drive: Donate to help feed local seniors

Editorials

For six months, Mid-Ohio Valley residents have gotten a pretty good look at just how close too many local families are to the brink when it comes to food security. As the weather turns, the most vulnerable among us will be even more likely to struggle. As they always do, Comfort Keepers is ...

Bragging: Confirmation shouldn’t have been guaranteed

Editorials

Last week, it appeared as though U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., were letting the nation know it did not matter who President Donald Trump nominated to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death ...

Infuriating: Racism has no place in West Virginia

Editorials

Overwhelmingly, West Virginians have no tolerance for bigots of any kind. We recognize they are among us — but they do not define us, nor will we pretend actions based on that kind of belief system are acceptable. On Sept. 12, a very small Black Lives Matter protest was held in Kingwood. ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

UP: To Williamstown Elementary School staff and students for accomplishing 2020 National Blue Ribbon School status. Williamstown Elementary is the first Wood County school to receive the honor twice. “Our teachers work hard, we work hard, parents work hard and the students work hard,” said ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Charleston odds and ends

Local columns

CHARLESTON — I feel like a walking countdown clock, but we are now 36 days away from the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. October starts on Thursday. Absentee ballots are already being sent out by county clerks across the state. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, ...

Develop local solutions to help homeless

Local columns

We can’t solve every problem. Ask the families and friends of the nearly 940,000 human beings killed by COVID-19. But we ought to ask whether we’re doing all we can for people who need help. Are we? Could we do more to help the homeless people who have taken up residence in Wheeling? If ...

Op-ed: A history of Supreme Court nominations

Local columns

To discuss a proposed U.S. Supreme Court nomination in 2020, I think the discussion breaks down into three areas: 1. What is the history of these types of nominations? 2. How did 2016 change things? 3. A prediction as to how a Democratic President would handle it if he/she were in office ...

Resolution: Court should act quickly on COVID limitations

Editorials

COVID-19 already has already been deadly for some businesses in West Virginia. Forced to close when state restrictions designed to keep the disease from spreading were put in place, they simply could not withstand months of paying fixed costs without earning any revenue. Even federal ...

Ginsburg’s lessons live on

Local columns

It has been more than a week since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, but the wound to this nation is still just as raw. It further exposed (though it hardly seems such a thing is possible) the divide in this country. Some mourned and were anxious about the future of the ...

Look Back: Keeping the home fires burning

Local columns

Coal The undersigned have established a coal yard on the corner of Juliana and Littleton [Fifth] sts, and are now prepared to furnish to the citizens of Parkersburg with the best quantity of Wheeling and Pittsburgh coal for family use, at the lowest price. They will also keep on hand a stock ...

Really setting the record straight

Letters to the editor

A local left-wing upstart and I have been having a “letter to the editor” debate for several weeks. He is a big climate change advocate and often sites the supposed fact that 97 percent of scientists support the man made climate theory. Did you ever wonder where this figure comes ...

Definition of terms

Letters to the editor

In 1977 an electric outage in New York was an occasion for extensive property damage. There is no evidence that the rioters were Marxist, although public utilities are typically socialistic. The rioters were just greedy and unscrupulous. Perhaps Con Edison was too, but they did not riot. With ...

Taking my vote seriously

Letters to the editor

To prepare for voting, I prayerfully considered what is needed in my elected officials. These are the people that I am paying for their expertise to do the job of governing. I am also putting the power of the state into their hands. They will run their part of the government by the consent of ...

Ask questions before voting

Letters to the editor

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the health and financial security of millions of Americans over 50, it’s critical that West Virginia voters 50+ demand candidates listen to our concerns. AARP West Virginia is committed to protect voters over 50 this election amid the pandemic ...

A look at Biden’s America

Letters to the editor

While campaigning, Joe Biden informs us the current protesting, rioting and looting in liberal Democratic run cities is a result of living in Trump’s America and President Trump owns the violence. The truth is, the violent protests are a prelude to living in a Biden America, in which the ...

Setting a dark stage

Letters to the editor

Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and the Republicans opposed the appointment of a justice to the Supreme Court until after the 2016 elections. McConnell stated in 2016 prior to the presidential elections it should be the voters’ decision in filling the Supreme Court ...

What are your expectations dining out?

Local columns

Even though I excessively cook and love doing so, I must admit I also enjoy dining out and not having to worry what to prepare for dinner and the stress of selecting something the family or guests like. When we entertain we go way out and beyond normal preparation for a dinner which carries ...

Tasty homecooking that comes with ‘Big Love’

Local columns

As 2020 continues on...and on...and on... everyone could use a little bit of comfort food. And that is where “Big Love Cooking” by Joey Campanaro comes in. The Italian-American chef and owner of Greenwich Village restaurant Little Owl released his cookbook to celebrate cooking like his mom ...

Teamwork amidst the chaos

Local columns

This week I represented Shale Crescent USA as a guest on Perri Small’s Morning Show on WVON in Chicago. They are heard throughout Chicagoland and nationally on iHeart radio. Based on what I knew about the station from the internet and listening before I was on the air, we probably had ...

Helping businesses during difficult times

Local columns

In April of this year, Downtown PKB was working behind the scenes to locate resources to help our small business owners who were dealing with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were busy on social media sharing resources and encouraging the community to support our local ...