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Last Bus To Jacksonville (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 It was the summer of 1967 in my hometown of New Martinsville. For my good friend George and me, life in our town was pretty much the same each day that summe. more »»

Did It Splash?

July 18, 2012 Most of us have heard the question posed, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This question is meant to provoke contemplation. more »»

A Matter Of Inconvenience

July 11, 2012 Mother Nature on occasion reminds us that with a quick breath of wind she can change our lives. More than likely we all have experienced the loss of power from a summer storm or winter snow and ic. more »»

Relay For Life

June 20, 2012 Friday night, my wife asked me to go along with her to walk in the Wetzel County Relay for Life being held on Magnolia’s track. more »»

Miracles Of Science

June 13, 2012 In 1973, Lee Majors played Colonel Steve Austin, in the TV series, The Six Million Dollar Man. After an accident, Majors’ character was repaired using bionic parts. more »»

Fifteen Minutes

May 30, 2012 When I heard of the sudden passing of Bill Stewart, like most of you, I was in disbelief for a time. I knew Bill because he and my wife graduated from Magnolia in the same class of 1970. more »»

Dear John

May 9, 2012 Dear John, I am unsure how to tell you something that I know will hurt you. I guess the best way is to tell you outright I have found someone new. more »»

All Of The Story

April 17, 2012 One hundred years ago on tomorrow’s date, April 19, at nine in the morning, the SS Californian arrived with little attention in Boston’s busy harbor. more »»


April 4, 2012 This weekend Easter will be observed around the world by many faith. more »»

April 1

March 28, 2012 Breaking News: At approximately 12:03 a.m., a sea serpent was seen at the 38-year-old Hannibal Dam structure. more »»

We Are West Virginia

January 11, 2012 We all can be proud of the Mountaineer football teams’ win last week. With no doubt left on the field, the Gold and Blue broke many bowl records in their defeat of the Clemson Tigers. more »»

H2O Equals Power

January 4, 2012 Growing up, many of us can remember the story of Jonah being swallowed by a whale. In our minds, we most likely envisioned Jonah standing inside the great whale looking for a way ou. more »»

NMS?Improvement Council Tells Board Of Improvements

January 4, 2012 New Martinsville School Principal Fay Pritchard detailed the Local School Improvement Council’s annual report to the Wetzel County Board of Education during their regular meeting held Nov. 7. more »»

New Year’s Smile

December 28, 2011 Feel good stories, that is how Terry Cozart once described my writings. I never really thought about them that way, but I guess that could be said. more »»

Angel With One Wing (Part 4 of 4)

December 21, 2011 He felt as though he was wandering in a place where he had never been before. The pain in his head and leg were gone. The rocky mountain side seemed far away, as if it never existed. more »»

Angel With One Wing (Part 3 of 4)

December 13, 2011 The light that surrounded Emma faded and in just a few moments the soft glow of the halo above her head was the only light Jimmy could see. more »»

Angel With One Wing (Part 2 of 4)

December 7, 2011 The night air in the Afghanistan Mountains had a cold touch of frost in it. Above the high barren hills the cloudless heavens allowed the heat of the day to slip skyward. more »»

Angel With One Wing

November 30, 2011 You first need to believe that angels really exist. You also must believe angels sometimes come from beyond the clouds and travel to earth when we need them. more »»

The House Slim Built

November 23, 2011 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a traditional holiday that brings family together to celebrate a time of thanks for the bounties of the past year. more »»

Hannibal Locks And Dam

November 16, 2011 The Ohio River is far from being the longest in the United States. In fact, there are 11 rivers that are longer in their course. The Mississippi length is 2,530 miles long. more »»



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