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Local Columns

Making Matters Worse

Just when it seems the West Virginia Department of Human Services and the Governor’s Office can’t handle the situation surrounding the death of 14-year-old Boone County girl Kyneddi Miller any worse, something happens that makes me shake my head. I’m no lawyer, but to paraphrase comedian ...

Take Time To Show Appreciation for Dad on Father’s Day

Is it Father’s Day again? It seems like it was Mother’s Day just a few weeks ago. I know Father’s Day does not get as much notice as Mother’s Day but it is a holiday! Maybe it’s just in my mind. Father’s Day is the day my kids when they were young used to ask me for money to buy me ...

Marshall Memo: A West Virginia Day Scavenger Hunt; and Events

The Mound Museum and Marshall County Public Library will sponsor a Scavenger Hunt on West Virginia Day —Thursday, June 20. Those who plan to participate will need to pick up their map from the Mound that will show the places to visit. Once there, read the sign for the information to answer ...

Don’t Blame Homeschooling for Tragedy in Boone County

The recent tragedy of Kyneddi Miller in Boone County is a heartbreaking and grievous tragedy that should never have occurred. It is imperative to identify the true causes of this failure, rectify them if possible, and demand accountability. Sadly, instead of taking responsibility for the ...

Celebrating Year 7

We are now in June, which means I’m beginning my seventh year as your state government reporter in Charleston. And it continues to be a fun, wild ride. I remain thankful to Ogden Newspapers and its many daily and weekly newspapers here in West Virginia and bordering states that run my news ...

Marshall Memo: Glass Show, Outer Space and Personnel Changes

Several matters dealing with the Marshall County Board of Education were approved at the board’s recent meeting. They were: - Personnel Resignations: Megan Pontus, Advisor, National Technical Society at John Marshall High School. August Hanson, assistant Golf Coach at JMHS. Neil ...