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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 19, 2014 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

It is better to give than to receive

December 12, 2014 We have all been given this one line advice over the years and there is no time that it is more true than at Christmas! It warms the heart to see so many who are stepping up and giving unselfishly... more »»

In all things give thanks

December 5, 2014 'Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.' (1 Thessalonians 5:18). more »»

Fact checking is good before speaking

November 28, 2014 The title to this week's editorial can be applied each and every day about so many things. Today I apply it to a statement that was put out in a letter to the editor in another publication. more »»

Schools need to step up for students

November 21, 2014 After attending the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Business Symposium last week with dozens of local high schoolers, some of my personal thoughts on our high schools were confirmed. more »»

Our appreciation extends throughout the year

November 14, 2014 As we celebrated Veteran's Day Tuesday, we made an effort to give thanks and recognition to the Veterans who have served in all branches of our militar. more »»

Can we just play nice for awhile?

November 7, 2014 Now that the election is over, I have that fleeting wishful thought that we could all get along and just be nice to each other for a little while. I am not optimistic; only hopeful. more »»

Safety is good but mandatory...not so much

October 31, 2014 I saw a recent news blurb about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issuing a proposed rule requiring all new light vehicles — including cars, SUVs, trucks and vans — to have... more »»

Once again Shepherdstown rallies

October 24, 2014 The sadness felt throughout our community over the past week has, at times, been so overpowering that it is hard to imagine how to overcome it. more »»

It can happen to you

October 17, 2014 As this editorial is written, there are plans for an informational meeting on the use of synthetic drugs to be held tonight (Wednesday) at Washington High School. more »»

WV DoH should invest in reflective paint

October 10, 2014 Driving Route 230 this week, after it has just been paved, I found it extremely difficult to see the roadway at night in the rai. more »»

McDonald a role model and inspiration

October 3, 2014 It was with joy I read that Dewey McDonald has been activated to Indianapolis Colts' roste. more »»

Can I please talk to a person?

September 29, 2014 There is nearly nothing worse than dialing the phone and being “greeted” by a computerized voice. more »»

Athletic officials need to rethink flow at field

September 22, 2014 Jefferson High School held their first home football game of the season Friday evening. The players did a fantastic job defeating Hampshire County 51 to . more »»

Common Core creating a problem

September 12, 2014 As a parent of a freshman at Jefferson High School (as well as a sophomore), I did my parental duty and attended “Meet the Teacher” night last week. more »»

Why not try behavior modification?

August 29, 2014 In reading much of the “research” that has been released in the past week or so on the issue of starting school later for teenagers, I find I am just not fully convinced we should all change... more »»

Some behavior is never acceptable

August 22, 2014 At The Chronicle don't often weigh in on the national issues; however, the activity in Ferguson is brought home to us daily by the news media. And some things just can't go without commen. more »»

We are losing hands-on memories

August 15, 2014 In celebrating my son's birth month on my Facebook page, I have changed my profile picture each day to show a different photograph. more »»

Great season, Cannons!

August 11, 2014 What an awesome win for the Charles Town Cannons Tuesday night as they closed out their home field play at Jefferson High's Sager Fiel. more »»

The same state but worlds apart

July 25, 2014 Having traveled last week to Huntington with a side trip to New River Gorge, I was enlightened by seeing the southern part of West Virginia through the eyes of my 15-year-old daughter. more »»



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