The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally affected every single West Virginian, whether through the loss of a loved one, jobs disappearing, or getting sick themselves. The health and well-being of medical professionals in our community have also taken a significant toll, yet their struggle has…

I try each week to write something of interest that I hope readers of this column can relate to. Whether it’s history- or sports-related, I do strive to pen stories that appeal to my own interests, knowing, of course, that not everybody has the same interests as myself.

I credit Diane Mufson for starting the discussion in this paper about why people do not come to West Virginia. For too long our identity has been a dirty coal mining place, the Newcastle of America. West Virginia needs to realize that it is the Colorado of the East.

A careless distribution of opiates exhorted by numerous pharmaceutical companies especially in the late 1990s occurred in the United States, tragically impacting the lives of many Americans. The drug dealers contributing to this crisis were trusted professionals, multi-million-dollar industr…

This coming Memorial Day, May 31, is the 156th celebration of U.S. military fighters who lost their lives in wartime. Years ago the day was marked by parades and trips to the cemetery to lay flowers on graves. But how should those of us living now mark this day?

Perhaps it’s just the advent of springtime or the acknowledgment that the COVID-19 virus is behind me, but for the first time in a long while there is a feeling of optimism within my beleaguered soul. I finally can say, “There is hope for Logan County,” particularly the town of Logan.

A couple of years ago I taught a class in copy editing at Marshall University. One day I began our session by writing the word “atom” on the whiteboard. I asked my students what “atom” meant. Don’t tell me what an atom is, I said; tell me what the word “atom” means.

Last week’s release of state population counts from the 2020 census delivered the expected news: West Virginia will lose one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 election, Ohio will lose one and Kentucky will remain the same.

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2005: The March 30th edition of The Lincoln Journal reported: