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The Virus That Never Was!

May 27, 2020 Splitting time between West Virginia and Los Angeles in 1999 was not all fun and games. It required a huge amount of time and travel and stress. The forecast for the Y2K Bug Seemed Like a Joke. more »»

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

May 20, 2020 Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. more »»

Stop Overcorrecting Your Life

May 13, 2020 Self-improvement has a dark side, and you’ve probably already fallen for it. more »»

Mother’s Day Tribute

May 6, 2020 If you’re a young person, we can tell you one certainty about your relationship with your mother. You haven’t done enough to thank her. more »»

Contagious Stupidity - The Year The Squirrels Went Berserk

April 29, 2020 No, this isn’t an article on politics. This one’s about driving. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the world’s greatest driver. I attribute this to my short attention plan. more »»

Life Is Good

April 22, 2020 Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. more »»

Where’s The Basket?

April 15, 2020 That was the big question on a lot of kids mind this past week as another Easter has come and gone. more »»

One “Flu” Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

April 8, 2020 Effective last week most areas of exercise, including the walking trails in Paden City and Sistersville were closed. For many, it seems to be an extreme measure, but to others it had to happen. more »»

‘Take a Step Back’

April 1, 2020 It’s hard to believe, but in just a week, normal life has ground to a halt. Businesses deemed nonessential by the state government are closed. Classrooms sit empty. more »»

The Checks in the Mail

March 25, 2020 We all stood back waiting for it to happen, hoping and praying it would not. more »»

The Plain Sense

March 18, 2020 With the COVID-19, now spreading throughout the U.S., and many cases still undetected, Americans are reacting to the virus in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. more »»

The Truth Be Told

March 11, 2020 A newspaper can and may write about controversial issues or people, for it is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. more »»

Spring Cleaning is Needed

March 4, 2020 The unmatched beauty of the West Virginia hills begins to emerge this month as the trees begin to leaf and blossoms appear on the hillsides. more »»

The Good Old Days

February 26, 2020 Just a stroll through town the other evening brought back precious memories. Memories of days past; a time when life seemed so long and time stood still. more »»

Editorial for February 19

February 19, 2020 The weekly fish fry at the Catholic Church at Klug Hall in New Martinsville during Lent is amazing. more »»

Hearts and Flour

February 11, 2020 As I licked the stamp on the Valentine for my mother, I became conscious once more of a vague sense of unease and disquiet. more »»

Ten Dollars Worth Of Coversation

February 5, 2020 The restaurant is the best place to learn civic lessons. Go in for a dollar cup of coffee, and you’ll get ten dollar’s worth of conversation. more »»

Never Say Never

January 29, 2020 I grew up playing outside in the sun. My father was a heavy smoker and my grandparents both smoked, my whole family smoked. Our house was not smoke free. more »»

You Diet and Exercise and The Fat Vanishes - But Where Does It Go?

January 22, 2020 Was there a deficiency in the diet of mountain women of old which made them crave fat? U.S. Sen. Robert C. more »»

Paden City Council Should Listen To Citizens Concerns

January 15, 2020 All to often people are elected or put into office on the false hope that they will do the will of the people. When in reality their only agenda is to satisfy their own egos. more »»



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