An editorial from The Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Let’s be honest. There are plenty of reasons to feel discouraged about the current state of affairs in West Virginia.
The state’s unemployment rate is 6.4 percent, almost the highest in the nation. Lawmakers struggled to pass a balanced budget, leaving the state in limbo as we were heading into the final weeks of the fiscal year. Operations at coal mines, once the backbone of a thriving industry, have been idled, leaving men and women out of work.
But there is at least one positive trend occurring, and it’s happening right here at home.
Marion County’s population is on the rise…