Purchase a misuse of taxpayer money
There is no way such a small lot, the small store site plus small parking lot and not really in the business center and on a street where many businesses have either closed or moved to 3rd Avenue, is worth $765,000. The purchase of the 4th Avenue property by Marshall University was made with state money, not Marshall's, so apparently the price was "right" as well as unimportant. That the lot will be used as a parking lot in the foreseeable future and does not adjoin Marshall property was also apparently unimportant.
When it comes to fire safety and risks, Ohio is no more dangerous than any other part of the country.
While West Virginia and Kentucky residents have an above average risk of dying in a fire, Ohio almost exactly matches the national average, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration.
A breakfast program with roots in Cabell County Schools will have a starring role in a promotional video for a national initiative encouraging children to eat healthier foods and exercise.
Republicans' and neocons' latest assault on President Obama appears to be that he is either unpatriotic or "does not love America."
City not using our tax dollars wisely
Common sense is the key to effective decision making. This is true when it comes to the West Virginia Next Generation Standards. These standards guide the work of teachers as they help our children learn and thrive and prepare them for college and careers.
West Virginia lawmakers are moving toward taking a step back in public safety, and the reason for doing so isn't all that clear other than to further gain favor of the gun lobby.
With more than a quarter of the children in West Virginia, Kentucky and some areas of Ohio living in poverty, it is not surprising that the demands on social workers are high.
Theater does not cater to elderly
Don't take an elderly parent to the theater at Pullman Square, unless you take an electric blanket. They won't turn the heat on in their theater unless you complain. Needed to wear a hat, scarf and gloves along with a coat. The manager needs to try and sit through a movie with no heat during the winter.
Civilized nations around the world are mourning the loss of 21 Egyptian Christians, ruthlessly murdered last week by the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.