Tuesday, September 28, 2021

In mid-1995, this part of West Virginia was a finalist as Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, as it was then called, looked for a place to build a vehicle assembly factory. We lost out when Toyota chose a site at Princeton, Indiana, north of Evansville, instead.

Monday, September 27, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Cliches carry many hazards extending beyond the one most visible, their lack of originality. Some cliches are a product of corrosion, their constant use rendering banal that which once was profound.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021

You can’t avoid it. Look at your phone, iPad, computer, TV or newspaper even for a minute and bad news screams at you. We’re inundated with weather disasters, ICU crises and deaths, armed conflicts, political fights, racial strife, addiction and an endless list of things that cause worry and woe.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Last week, the nation marked the sorrowful 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Americans who were then school aged or older remember precisely where they were and their emotions as death and destruction engulfed innocent people in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Penn…

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hard work and resilience are woven into the fabric of West Virginia. It’s in our blood. Our muscle and our mountains powered our nation through an industrial revolution, two world wars and an information revolution.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Vermont still ranks as the No. 1 best state in the nation for handling the coronavirus pandemic and the disease it spawns, COVID-19, touting its low rate of 42 virus deaths per 100,000 population. Florida and South Dakota seem tied for the worst, both with an average of 205 virus deaths per …

Monday, September 13, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021

They say Socrates was the most influential philosopher in the history of mankind. In fact, I recently read that modern-day students of philosophy are taught that there was everything before Socrates and then everything after. And how did Socrates’s hometown of Athens repay him for his great …

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021

Some events are of such importance that they define how America lives for a generation or more. That list includes Black Friday, Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, man walking on the moon, Kent State, the Challenger explosion and most recently, Sept. 11, 2001, condensed into shorthand …

The town of Gilbert in Mingo County and the town of Man in Logan County have benefited from ATV trails there. Where coal trucks once dominated state roads through those communities, ATVs are now a common sight. Lodging and food service businesses have sprung up to service the thousands of in…

On Aug. 13, 1917, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) chartered Local Union No. 317 in the city of Huntington. When the 17 charter members of Local 317 organized themselves on that humid Monday evening over a century ago, I’m sure they never imagined that over 100 year…

Thursday, September 09, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, we remember what we lost, as individuals, as communities and as Americans. For the Huntington and Marshall University community, the loss was personal. Dr. Paul Ambrose was among the 189 lives lost when American Airlines Flight 77 was taken over by …

In the past few weeks, Americans and much of the world were riveted by shocking news and photos of the American military arranging the friends and family exodus from Afghanistan. As I watched glimpses of Taliban soldiers, many not old enough to be alive on Sept. 11, 2001, varied thoughts cam…

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Conduct at a special call meeting of Huntington City Council on July 22, 2021, has raised questions regarding rules of operation during meetings. Specifically, there were cellphone messages sent and received by some council members for the purpose of influencing the vote for the choice of wh…

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

My gallant therapy dog Cooper, a Shepherd-Husky mix, and yours truly have been helping one another grow older ever since we adopted him from a Chesapeake, Ohio, couple who’d fished him and his sister out of a creek. Ungallant human types had pitched the 12-week-old pups into that creek to dr…

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