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We need to be a more questioning society

February 5, 2016 Perhaps it is the job I hold; perhaps it was due to my parents instilling me with an inquisitive nature—who know? But for whatever the reason, I question things. more »»

Did anyone really believe it wasn't going to snow?

February 1, 2016 The weather forecasters blasted us all with constant updates on the huge amounts of snow that were to be dumped on our area by Storm Jonas. more »»

Where to draw the line on cold-weather delays

January 22, 2016 As we are finally getting some cold weather, well—frigid weather—the yearly discussion on whether to call a school delay for cold once again comes up. more »»

Don't let another year go by without...

January 8, 2016 There are so many endings to the sentence that run through my mind and I'm sure through yours. more »»

If you don't have a heart for customer service—don't work in that field

January 8, 2016 As an avid shopper, I constantly evaluate those who work in the customer service industry. I have recently begun a part time job in retail as well, so I see customer service from both sides. more »»

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

December 28, 2015 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

Abundance leads to expectation

December 18, 2015 In preparation for the holiday season, I, like most, have been busy shopping, heading to parties and even helping host some events. more »»

Be sure of the truth before you vote

December 11, 2015 As we are just a day away from the special election on the School Levy issue, it is a sad truth that both sides of the issue: supporters and opposition, have done an injustice to the citizens of... more »»

How to choose which donation

December 4, 2015 There are so many who are seeking donations at this time of year, whether it be food, Christmas gifts, money or any combination of those and more. more »»

Reach out this holiday season

November 27, 2015 A beautiful tribute to a friend is included in our Letters to the Editor today from local resident Mike Austi. more »»

We need to be a thankful people

November 20, 2015 As we watch our televisions daily we see horrific stories of devastation—both from nature and manmade. more »»

Auditor's training was a real eye-opener

November 6, 2015 As a member of several boards, and as a newspaper reporter, I found it extremely valuable to attend the training provided by the West Virginia State Auditor's office last week on everything from... more »»

Clinton lacked honesty and integrity

October 30, 2015 The Congressional hearings this past week involving the Benghazi incident were a travesty. more »»

Jefferson handling education cuts responsibly

October 16, 2015 Even prior to the announcement of cuts in education across the board by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Jefferson County began addressing more conservative spending and implementing cost-saving measure. more »»

Job applications should not be so tedious

October 9, 2015 Having teenagers in my home, it was bound to happen that at least one would want to work at a job—to earn money for “stuff. more »»

Celebrating National Newspaper Week

October 2, 2015 The upcoming week is dedicated to newspapers as the industry and the country celebrate National Newspaper Week. more »»

Something for everyone and then some

September 18, 2015 No one in town or the county, for that matter, should voice the proverbial teenage words, “I'm bored!” during the upcoming weekend. more »»

A day we must remember

September 11, 2015 Today, Sept. 11, marks an anniversary many wish we had never seen and certainly not one we wish to celebrat. more »»

Don't simply complain; be part of the process

September 4, 2015 Over the nearly 20 years that I have been working in this industry and have been out covering decision-makers, I have seen over and over again where members of a community get up in arms after a... more »»

Focus on support of levy, not additional spending

August 28, 2015 The decision of the Jefferson County Board of Education, and subsequently the Jefferson County Commission, to seek a special election in December for the school levy puts the focus on the wrong... more »»



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