We can build it, but will they come?
August 24, 2016 “If you build it, he will come!” These familiar words from the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” were the basis of protagonist Ray Kinsella building a baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. more »»
Feds already ban discrimination
August 23, 2016 It is being said that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people lack protection against job and housing discrimination in West Virginia. It isn’t true. more »»
Flash Mob at Kump Education Center
August 20, 2016 Kump Education Center invites the public to participate in a Flash Mob at high noon today in the middle of the Open Studio Tour 2016 sponsored by the Randolph County Community Arts Center. more »»
From Russia with love?
August 20, 2016 Lost in the debate over so-called Russian hackers and the Democratic National Committee is the actual situation in the Ukraine and Eastern European policy in general. more »»
The Fair, football and fun on tap
August 20, 2016 Hello from Barbour County, where school is back in swing. Just a reminder to be on the lookout for those big yellow buses and obey their lights and signs. They are carrying our future. more »»
August 20, 2016 HELVETIA — Between the torrid heat and the swift pace in which we usually move, summer has its own stresses that take a toll on energy and nerve. more »»
Going to the chapel
August 20, 2016 Oh my goodness, y’all! I can’t believe the day is finally here. My baby sister is getting married! I honestly cannot believe this day has finally come. more »»
Our world isn’t such a bad place
August 19, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s emails and Donald Trump’s talk-from-the-hip style were not on the minds of members of one family in Belmont, Ohio, on Friday morning. What they were thinking about was their pet dog. more »»
Job creation urgent in W.Va.
August 16, 2016 Talk about job creation is common among politicians. But here in West Virginia, there is a particular urgency about the issue. We’re in deep trouble and it’s likely to get wors. more »»
Making the Mouse today’s educator
August 13, 2016 It used to be that describing an endeavor as a Mickey Mouse operation meant it wasn’t very good. Putting Mickey to work in Ohio County public schools might be a good thing, however. more »»
Scientific method demonstrated
August 13, 2016 Elkins High School physics teacher Ryan Urban was a wonderful wizard with lots of tricks to amaze preteens from the YMCA Day Camp. more »»
‘United we stand, divided we fall’
August 13, 2016 The following article is taken from a message preached at the wedding celebration of Dan and Stephanie Leigh Pyle-Rhodes at Grace United Church of Christ in Shippensburg, Pa. Oct. 24, 2015. more »»
Olympics bring out best in spirit
August 13, 2016 I have been waiting for the Olympics for months! For me, the anticipation began after the West Virginia Region III High School Swim Meet took place back in February. more »»
What about Trump in Ohio?
August 9, 2016 Ohioans and Pennsylvanians can expect to see a lot of Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, between now and Nov. 8. more »»
Hillary’s old rules
August 6, 2016 Confederate President Jefferson Davis, frustrated by what he saw as state governments protecting their authority at the expense of the War efforts, lamented that if the South lost it was because it... more »»
August 6, 2016 Hello from Barbour County where the countdown is on until school starts again! School in Barbour County starts Aug. 15. more »»
Back From Bolivia: She Made It!
August 6, 2016 Well, y’all, the entire Ware family is back in our house and slowly getting back to “normal.” I’m not sure we have a real definition of that; our life doesn’t ever seem to have a normalcy. more »»
Family memory of first radio is wonderful
August 6, 2016 Quite a few years ago, a very dear friend and longtime fellow church-goer, Russ Himes, shared a story with me about my Dad’s family. I was fascinated and completely surprised at what Russ told m. more »»