Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Two major social realities evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics oppose are abortion on demand and gay marriage. From my conversations with acquaintances in both church groups locally, this is as true in West Virginia as anywhere else. Without those two issues, much of the religi…

Monday, September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — California, our national warning, shows how unchecked progressives inflict progress. They have placed on November ballots Proposition 16 to repeal the state constitution’s provision, enacted by referendum in 1996, forbidding racial preferences in public education, employment and…

Sunday, September 20, 2020

The planning process for a new Ohio River bridge has cleared its first hurdle, but there are a few more to go before dirt is turned or concrete is poured. And it could be 10 years before the first cars drive across the bridge.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Back in 1872 when Collis P. Huntington and others founded Ensign Car Works to build railroad cars and car parts, and in 1899 when Ensign merged with American Car and Foundry Co., the word “brownfield” had yet to come into widespread use, if it existed at all.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020

Have you visited the 9/11 memorial in Spring Hill Cemetery? There are three monuments dedicated to the sites where the planes were crashed. There is also a carillon that chimes on the hour and plays music on the half hour. The memorial was dedicated and erected by the family of Paul Ambrose,…

In reading Dave Peyton’s 1988 column about Grandma Peyton’s barn and Pet the cow, my mind floated back 80 years to 1940, a time when my family lived on a farm, had a barn and a cow named Pet.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Tuesday, September 08, 2020

What if our leaders in Charleston were advocates for our most vulnerable populations? What if we consciously elected leaders who have dedicated their lives to serving our community? Folks who live in House of Delegates District 17 have a chance to find out.

Wednesday of last week was an emotional roller coaster for me. Up to the heights of joy as my fellow member at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Ona, Kent Stutler, 67 and handicapped by a bad leg, was found not guilty of murder. Down to the lows of shock and grief as I learned that my fellow H-…

Monday, September 07, 2020
Sunday, September 06, 2020

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump frantically tries to frighten voters with the specter of “anarchists” and “looters” and planes full of black-clad “bad people” coming to menace your suburban neighborhood, take a trip down memory lane. Recall those desperate days of 2018, when the natio…

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s first grave test approaches, not silently on little cat’s feet but in the noisy stomping of totalitarians’ boots. In 2021, Taiwan might provide the most perilous U.S. moment since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

A familiar saying when a famous person dies is “the passing of an era.” In Dave Peyton’s case, that is partially true. The news business is changing, and Dave definitely was a man of his time and a man for his time.

I am concerned about schools starting back in-person next week in Cabell County. Recently we had a huge jump in new positive coronavirus tests, statewide, with our percentage positives of those tested at an alarmingly high rate. Cabell isn’t doing terribly, but our number of active cases is …

WASHINGTON — At the beginning of the summer, it seemed to many commentators as if the riots flaring across the country were beside the point. It’s obvious why people thought it was more important to talk about the death of George Floyd under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin than the …

Friday, September 04, 2020

With barely two months until Election Day, the U.S. faces a shortage of one critical resource: poll workers. Thanks to the threat of COVID-19, many of them — especially seniors — will likely stay home. Without sufficient staffing at polling stations, voters may have to wait for hours before …

The scourge has been unprecedented, abrupt and sweeping. Since February, our world has been dramatically altered. Yet change always brings opportunities as well as challenges, and we are a resilient people. Here are a few likely long-term macro impacts from the pandemic.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

It’s obvious: 2020 is one miserably stressful year. COVID-19, politics, racial issues, schools, the economy and more have us searching for positive activities that mesh well with a pandemic’s limitations. One such option is to join Marshall’s Lifelong Learning Program (LLP), now on Zoom, but…

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Around mid-afternoon Sunday, I drove down U.S. 52 to the Ohio side of the Greenup Locks and Dam for some camera time. I knew the sun would be against me, but I went anyway, as I had to get out of the house.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

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