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BHJ awards tap into community spirit

October 30, 2014 The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission functions as the lead planning agency for the tri-county region because of citizens, some elected, some simply doing a civic duty. more »»

Be safe this Halloween

October 29, 2014 The annual trek of area ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses, will begin Wednesday evening and continue for the next few days across our region.. more »»

Support animal shelter levy

October 28, 2014 Brooke County residents are being asked to vote on a new five-year levy to support the operations of the Brooke County Animal Shelter as part of the upcoming election. more »»

Taking back our state university

October 27, 2014 “It's time to take our university back,” West Virginia University President E. Gorden Gee emphasized in a letter sent recently to the WVU community. Indeed it is. more »»

Bradlee a model for true journalists

October 26, 2014 The death of Ben Bradlee may not mean much to the millions of self-styled Internet journalists who think knowing one little factoid is enough to crow about. more »»

Reducing the pain of PEIA changes

October 25, 2014 No doubt many public employees and retirees in West Virginia will be upset with their government-provided health insurance next year. Cuts in benefits are virtually unavoidable. more »»

Make a difference

October 24, 2014 Saturday has been recognized as National Make A Difference Day; a day set aside to promote the idea that anyone — no matter their background — can do something to benefit their community. more »»

Changing minds concerning coal

October 23, 2014 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has a well-deserved reputation as a conciliator, eager and often able to make political opponents understand his positions and sometimes agree with them. more »»

Make good use of early voting

October 22, 2014 Election Day may officially be Nov. 4, but beginning today West Virginia residents can go ahead and cast their ballots as part of the early voting period offered throughout the Mountain State. more »»

Show support for school levy

October 21, 2014 When Brooke County voters cast their ballots as part of the upcoming election, they will be asked to consider a new levy which will provide funding for the construction of a new, consolidated middle... more »»

Keep libraries strong, support levy

October 20, 2014 Despite changes in interests and technology, our local libraries continue to provide a number of services for our residents, and our area is fortunate to have such a strong network of libraries... more »»

McKinley is the easy choice

October 19, 2014 Voters in our area of West Virginia, the First Congressional District, have had reason to be grateful for our good judgment in sending David McKinley to the House of Representatives. more »»

Capito will represent West Virginia well in U.S. Senate

October 18, 2014 West Virginians need a U.S. senator who will fight for us without regard to political interests. For years, Rep. Shelley Capito has been doing that for part of our state. more »»

Art show a tribute to local talent

October 17, 2014 Good teachers have the ability not only to help us learn, but to inspire us to reach for our dreams and go farther than we ever thought possibl. more »»

Expo is all about the ladies

October 16, 2014 An afternoon dedicated to the ladies of the Ohio Valley is planned for Sunday at the third-annual What a Woman Wants ... Head to Toe Expo, organized by our newspaper. more »»

Remember to drive safely near buses

October 15, 2014 Traffic safety is something we all need to keep in mind as we make our daily commutes between home, work and errands. more »»

McKinley’s jobs plan thoughtful

October 14, 2014 Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, lists as his top priority ensuring that West Virginia's economy is healthy. His approach to job creation is thoughtful and comprehensive. more »»

Keep the spirit of exploration alive

October 13, 2014 Since the beginning of time, humans have demonstrated the desire to explore, the drive to gain knowledge. Those traits are important to remember as we mark Columbus Day 2014. more »»

Be alert of deer while driving

October 12, 2014 The good news about deer-vehicle crashes in Jefferson County is that the number decreased by 30 percent from 2011 through 2013. more »»

Students are the focus at WVU

October 11, 2014 No doubt West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee's emphasis on serving students will be applauded by many Mountain State residents - and rightly s. more »»

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