Opinion

By December 5, 2013 Read More →

Parents warned to keep tabs on youngsters online

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Thank Heaven someone finally noticed something was wrong when a 52-year-old Charleston man made multiple trips to Sardis, Ohio, to pick up a 14-year-old girl – then took her back across the Ohio River to a New Martinsville motel, where the the pair had […]

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By December 5, 2013 Read More →

W.Va. residents should brace for budget cuts

An excerpt from an editorial in the Dominion Post: “MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — …It would appear that mid-year cuts are probably imminent. This bodes ill for a range of state functions, including road repair and mine inspections, and scores of other fundamental services…” Click here for the paper’s e-edition. 

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By December 4, 2013 Read More →

W.Va. officials faulted for demise of broadband proposal

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — It should have come as no surprise that federal officials are not going along with a proposal to spend $2.5 million for another high-speed Internet project in West Virginia. Mismanagement of other broadband initiatives left little reason for confidence in this one. West Virginia already has burned […]

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By December 3, 2013 Read More →

Cross this off your gift list for children

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — If you’re still shopping for the children on your Christmas list, we have a suggestion: Cross off pellet guns that look like real firearms. They are not toys. Pellet and BB guns can be good gifts for teenagers and adults. But some are so […]

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By December 3, 2013 Read More →

Daily Mail website has new domain name

A blog post by Brad McElhinny, editor and publisher of the Charleston Daily Mail:   If you have visited the Charleston Daily Mail’s website recently, you might have noticed a shift. Those who visit www.dailymail.com, which has been established as the newspaper’s domain name since 1996, are quickly and automatically shifted to www.dailymailwv.com. That’s going […]

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Hooked on the daily paper, humbled by readers
By December 2, 2013 Read More →

Hooked on the daily paper, humbled by readers

A column by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph’s Bill Archer: BLUEFIELD,  W.Va. — I was on kind of a tight leash a week ago on Wednesday when I drove down to Iaeger to cover a visit by Bill Thien, national commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Thien was visiting VFW Post 1144 in Iaeger. Going […]

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By December 1, 2013 Read More →

Should Black Friday start on Thanksgiving?

A column by Misty Poe , managing editor of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont:   FAIRMONT, W.Va. — George Takei, once just a character actor on a hokey 1960s television show, has found a new life as a social media guru. A very unlikely one. With nearly 6 million followers on Facebook alone, his […]

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By November 29, 2013 Read More →

Law Enforcement Ruling Appropriate

From an editorial in The Intelligencer /Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Why law enforcement agencies sometimes withhold information about internal investigations is a mystery to us. One would think police and sheriff’s departments would be eager to expose the few bad apples in their midst – and assure the public they have been dealt with. […]

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By November 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Column: Newspapers energize the holiday shopping marketplace

By Don Smith Executive Director West Virginia Press Association West Virginians know Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie, the Macy’s parade and football. Those are traditions. There is another tradition many West Virginians count on each Thanksgiving: finding the community newspaper “stuffed” with sales fliers and coupons. The Friday after Thanksgiving kicks off […]

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By November 27, 2013 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch encouraged by alternative to lockup for DUI cases

Excerpts from an editorial in the Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: “HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — … A test group of offenders have been issued the new SOBERLINK device, which com­bines cellphone and GPS technology with a hand-held Breathalyzer. Officers with the Sheriff’s Alternative Sentencing Division can place a call to the offender at any time of day, requiring […]

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