Last year, the West Virginia Jail Authority took steps to try to root out what officials called a culture of inappropriateness at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. The jail's administrator was replaced after a period of significant staff turnover and two abuse cases in late 2012 that led to the discipline of 11 correctional officers.
This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the May primary elections.
In order to uphold the law in a community, it is important to put out the effort to try to help better the community.
It appears that once again, abortion may be missing from the national debate in an election year. And Christian conservatives have a legitimate question for GOP candidates:
This is one in a series of columns written by candidate in May primary elections.
Smokey Bear has it right when he says "Only you can prevent forest fires." Unfortunately, not enough people seem to be listening to the iconic symbol for outdoors fire safety.
A few years ago, I clipped a newspaper article from of the New York Times about a college sophomore, Jeremy Gleick, whose goal was to learn something about a new subject every day. The article, "Renaissance Man," by Diana Kapp, seemed to promote a great concept.
Much has been said about Evan Jenkins and his decision to switch parties. I switched parties, too, and for good reason. When I saw the Democratic party leaders in Washington all lining up to support President Obama's War on Coal and a health care plan that hurts hard-working Americans, I felt uneasy.
As you sit down for lunch or dinner, take a guess at how many miles the food on your table traveled to reach your plate.
It's an unpopular topic: Gay people who want out of the gay life. Hardly anyone in the mainstream media wants to write about it. And yet, it's a reality.