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Opinion

Having COVID-19 blues

Columnists

Here we are almost through the month of July and I was hoping that as we continued through the rest of summer and into the fall I wouldn’t be writing as much about COVID-19, but here we are. By July 9, West Virginia’s active COVID-19 case number dropped below 1,000 for the first time ...

Consequences

Editorials

Folks who have been keeping an eye on the consequences for those found guilty of crimes during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection now have some idea how those rioters will be treated by the courts. Monday, Judge Randolph Moss sentenced a Florida man to 8 months in prison for breaching the U.S. ...

Celebration set for Rosie the Riveters

Letters to the Editor

Dear pastors, choir directors, choir members, church members or members of the community at large, On Labor Day, Sept. 6 from noon until 1 p.m. there will be a celebration for Rosie the Riveters (Those women who were employed in the home front doing any type of defense work during World War ...

School Masks

Editorials

Unless something changes (and given the nature of this pandemic, it is entirely possible it will), West Virginia officials say there is no reason to impose statewide mask mandates on the state’s K-12 schools, colleges and universities for the fall. “I think we’ve made phenomenal ...

Official: Tire recycling events much needed

Letters to the Editor

My name is Clark Martin and I am chairman of the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority. I am writing to you concerning the tire recycling project which has been put on by REAP for many years now. REAP is apart of DEP. It was halted in 2020 due to the pandemic. There are a smattering of ...

Olympics

Editorials

Beginning Friday, billions of eyes will turn toward Tokyo as the 2020 Summer Olympics finally begin. That we have been able to come this close to the opening ceremonies is a medal-worthy accomplishment. Delayed last year because of COVID-19, the Olympics are moving forward, even though the ...