Mason County residents already pay enough taxes

Dear Editor,I recently read that the Mason County Commission has voted to place an operating levy on the November ballot to assist in funding Mason Co...

July 27th, 2016 |  


West Virginians work together to rebuild

West Virginians work together to rebuild

In the days and weeks following the floods that devastated parts of our state one month ago, it is inspiring to see West Virginians banding together t...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Best practices to reduce painkiller abuse

Best practices to reduce painkiller abuse

Fighting the drug epidemic and reversing its deadly consequences are some of the most important challenges we face in the Mountain State. That is why ...

July 25th, 2016 |  



Harlan Brooks Conley

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Harlan Brooks “Chick” Conley, 76, of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his residence. Funeral s...

July 25th, 2016 |  


In need of good old-fashioned face time

In need of good old-fashioned face time

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.There was a time when going to the grocery store was an all-day event that happened every fe...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Can America’s racial woes be fixed?

Can America’s racial woes be fixed?

Many of the columns I write face a conundrum; some of the newspapers they appear in carry them within a few days of me sending them in, while some do ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Preparation begins with information

Your parents were there for you when you were born. They’ve been with you through the most important achievements of your life. Now it’s y...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Dem convention must stir, renew interest in Clinton

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


God’s love is real, true

God’s love is real, true

I am often convicted that the key misunderstanding among Christians that produces qualities of apathy, confusion, legalism, and pride is in the matter...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Living in hope is important for Christians

Living in hope is important for Christians

There are many ways to describe what it takes to be a devout Christian, but perhaps one of the most succinct answers is supplied by the apostle Paul, ...

July 21st, 2016 |