Demand drives Thanksgiving bargain blitzes

As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized.R...

November 25th, 2015 |  


Conquering the mountain in increments

Conquering the mountain in increments

An Ohio farm girl’s 1895 ride over a mountain is a metaphor for why we’re thankful for being Americans.In a letter back home to her parent...

November 25th, 2015 |  


Sights unseen right before your eyes

Sights unseen right before your eyes

The full moon hung low over the island like a crystal ball ready for my hands to wrap around.It was midnight and I was alone on the beach. The outline...

November 24th, 2015 |  



W.Va. committed to combatting substance abuse

W.Va. committed to combatting substance abuse

Since becoming governor, I’ve made helping those struggling with substance abuse one of my top priorities, and I’m proud of the progress w...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Get covered, rural America!

Get covered, rural America!

I love living and working in rural West Virginia. The open spaces, the feeling of community, and the strong agricultural heritage and values are just ...

November 24th, 2015 |  


ISIS and changing the game

ISIS and changing the game

Even some of my favorite doves are advocating a mixed military response to ISIS.I can’t agree. The history of our violent response to terrorism ...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


Newspapers inform readers about best deals on Black Friday, every day

Newspapers inform readers about best deals on Black Friday, every day

The infamous day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza — affectionately dubbed “Black Friday” — is always a major event for newspa...

November 20th, 2015 |  


A Great Dane to be alive

A Great Dane to be alive

She was running toward us, as best as she could.Her large ears flopped with each hurried step, briefly covering her eyes and obscuring her view, and h...

November 20th, 2015 |  


The president is wrong on refugee issue

The president is wrong on refugee issue

We are aware of the terrorist tragedy that occurred in Paris last Friday, in which 129 people were either blown up or shot to death and 350 more injur...

November 19th, 2015 |  


‘Love your neighbor’ takes effort, sincerity

‘Love your neighbor’ takes effort, sincerity

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately, in a lot of places, about the needs of refugees, and the manner in which a loving nation should treat...

November 19th, 2015 |