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Symposium highlights uniqueness at D&E

March 22, 2016 It seems especially fitting that the spiritual reflection and reaffirmation of Holy Week comes just when the natural world too is being renewed with the change of season. more »»

Two states may hold key

March 22, 2016 Donald Trump is going to come close to winning enough delegates in primary elections to claim the Republican nomination for president before the party holds its July convention in Clevelan. more »»

Thinking outside the box is key

March 19, 2016 What a valuable trait for an educator to have! How great is it that Principal “Bob” Wilmoth and the entire Buckhannon-Upshur High School Business Department have oodles of “outside the box” thinking... more »»

Turnout low for DNR meeting

March 19, 2016 The attendance among anglers and hunters at the Elkins Regulations Meeting on Tuesday was the lowest I have ever seen. more »»

Policy ends cronyism

March 19, 2016 West Virginia taxpayers deserve transparency, competitive bidding and millions of dollars in cost savings, all of which my administration delivered with its implementation of an outside counsel... more »»

Irish blarney boosts learning

March 19, 2016 Poetry offers children a creative way to sharpen their skills in phonemic awareness and fluency. more »»

GOP is divided, arrogant and naive

March 19, 2016 Sanctimony among Republican elites concerning Donald Trump’s candidacy highlights the deepening divisions in the GOP. more »»

Craft show slated Sunday

March 19, 2016 Hello and happy spring from Barbour County! I sure have been enjoying this weather! Philip Barbour Athletic Boosters will be having their second annual Craft and Vendor Show this weekend on Sunday a... more »»

Wings of the morning

March 19, 2016 His name was Johan Conrad Goldtman. Born in Gundheim, Germany, in 1653, he died in Canada in 1711, and he was my eighth great-grandfather. more »»

How to cut the state budget

March 18, 2016 West Virginia’s state Department of Education has 566 employees overseeing public schools. That’s more than 10 for each county school system in the state. more »»

Teaching appreciation

March 17, 2016 “Rock ‘n’ roll appreciation” isn’t a class I expect my daughter’s elementary school to offer. I get it. more »»

Practicing hometown journalism

March 15, 2016 Many people who work in “the media” don’t understand the real boots on the ground are worn by the folks who put out weekly newspapers in small towns throughout the country. more »»

The right prescription

March 15, 2016 The drug problem in West Virginia is complex with many moving parts and seemingly few concrete solutions. more »»

Kicking the can again?

March 11, 2016 West Virginia legislators now know, if they didn’t previously, what it means to be between a rock and a hard place. Here’s the context: • Our state is broke. more »»

Year-round school a plus

March 10, 2016 My younger self would kill me for saying it, but I’m in favor of year-round schooling. I know it’s possible I may be assaulted by a gangs of schoolchildren, but I’m sticking to my guns. more »»

Revenue causing concern

March 8, 2016 If you think West Virginia’s fiscal problems are bad now, just wait ‘til next year. They could be worse if legislators accept the revenue assumptions in Gov. more »»

Revamped advising program working

March 7, 2016 Today is the first day of spring break for students and faculty, and it looks like spring too may come a bit early this year as well. more »»

Thankfully, spring is finally on its way

March 5, 2016 Hello from Barbour County, where the countdown is on ’til spring! I see new signs every day that we are drawing closer! Last week, I went out the door early one morning, and heard the lovely sound o... more »»

Let’s fight substance abuse

March 5, 2016 Earlier this week, I was pleased to announce the latest round of funding to establish new and expand existing substance abuse treatment services in West Virginia. On Monday, Feb. more »»

Cell phones or running water

March 5, 2016 How do modern people set priorities? Recently, I read that more people in the world today have cell phones than running water. more »»



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