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Let go of Bransfield anger

It’s time to move on. Former Roman Catholic bishop Michael J. Bransfield is not worth a single second more of aggravation. Bransfield was booted out of his position as leader of the church’s Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in 2018. That happened after his wild spending and sexual ...

Speaking up when it counts

Those determined to make a difference through peaceful protest could learn a lot from the National Basketball Association— its players, most of the team owners and Commissioner Adam Silver. Having already led the league through its return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver is now leading it ...

Look Back: Cook family fills Parkersburg park

EDITOR’S NOTE: As this column is a reproduction of historical newspaper excerpts, the following item contains language that would not be used and is understood to be inappropriate today. *** Caterer’s Camp Celebrated Cook Conclave For some time it has been an open secret that the Cook ...

The beauty of the seasons

As we getting closer to the fall season, I am starting to see a few yellow leaves coming down and on the ground which tells me that fall is just around the corner Every season has its beauty, but I must say spring is my very favorite season of all, with grass growing and making a beautiful ...

‘Tailgreat’ remembers when we could gather

Though football tailgating parties may be ‘a thing we used to do’ that we reminisce about during COVID-19, we can still have some flavors while stuck at home for the foreseeable future. James Beard Award winner and Top Chef Masters contestant John Currence has recently released ...

Leaders can make the decision right

We (Lynnda & I) have been doing seminars on effective communication for years to groups. We make the statement most decisions are emotional and then justified by logic. One question we ask, “Before deciding to get married how many of you took a legal pad, drew a line down the middle and ...