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Common sense not so common now

October 3, 2014 It’s been said you can’t legislate common sense. But you certainly can enact legislation to ban its use. more »»

Exciting things are happening in W.Va.

September 30, 2014 While recently visiting the Heartland Intermodal Gateway that is under construction in Prichard, I noted that our state is making history in Wayne Count. more »»

Tennant’s flaky friends

September 30, 2014 With a single exception, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races in West Virginia are foregone conclusions, the experts with big money to spend seem to have decided. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W. more »»

That first RMD from your IRA

September 29, 2014 When you reach age 70½, the IRS instructs you to start making withdrawals from your Traditional IRA(s). These IRA withdrawals are also called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs. more »»

Mountain lion and the ‘cat dog’

September 27, 2014 Readers may or may not remember the Daily Grind from a few years ago, and my documenting accounts of “Lilly” the mountain lion. more »»

Election results are still uncertain

September 27, 2014 Perhaps the champagne should be placed on ice and the victory party prepared, but Republicans look anything but a sure thing in this fall’s election. more »»

Athletes aren’t the only abusers

September 26, 2014 Perhaps Ray Rice should consider a new career as a movie star or musician. Maybe he could convince Roger Goodell to manage hi. more »»

Tennant’s future in question

September 23, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»

Gauging financial well-being

September 22, 2014 How well off do you think you are financially? If your career or life takes an unexpected turn, would your finances hold up? What do you think will become of the money you’ve made and saved when you... more »»

Gilded Ages: What’s in a name?

September 20, 2014 For some time, sports teams have come under fire for mascots that some believe are racist, specifically toward American Indians. The most recent case is the Washington Redskin. more »»

Abuse now coming to the forefront

September 20, 2014 As we watched the news the past two weeks, we are horrified to see abuse on every hand in a very public wa. more »»

MSFF has something for everyone

September 20, 2014 The Mountain State Forest Festival is approaching fast. Driving through downtown, you can see all of the beautiful flags hung and blowing in the wind. more »»

Forest Festival’s wood-chopping event has a rich history

September 20, 2014 Thanks to David Hewitt we will have significant wood-chopping artifacts to display in the Kump Center’s 1930s Forest Festival Traditions Exhibit. more »»

Festival a time to make memories

September 20, 2014 The 78th Mountain State Forest Festival will kick off in just eight days, and officials are hard at work readying for the annual fete. more »»

GOP plays blame game

September 20, 2014 No better example of how the Republicans choose to play it is their reaction to President Barack Obama’s decision to take on ISIS. more »»

Keeping with tradition: Service to others one day at a time

September 20, 2014 Across the country, West Virginians are known for their true hospitality and live out the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor. more »»

Terrorists could hide in higher education

September 19, 2014 Put yourself in the shoes of an Islamic terrorist bent on killing Americans here in the homeland. Getting in is no problem, thanks to our porous borders. more »»

Vote suppressed by address change

September 18, 2014 Even though it may not be intentional, the West Virginia Legislature’s mandate to change addresses for E9-1-1 purposes may be a form of voter suppressio. more »»

GOP looking to win House

September 16, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fal. more »»

Debunking a few popular retirement, money myths

September 15, 2014 Generalizations about money and retirement linger. Some have been around for decades, and some new cliches have recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few. more »»



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