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Americans Deserve Access to Better Drinking Water

It may be safe to assume that since drinking water is regulated, it is safe for consumption. After all, there are EPA standards for chemicals in tap water; except West Virginia’s water quality is notoriously poor. Chemical plants along the Ohio Valley, such as DuPont, have polluted the Ohio ...

West Virginia’s Population Crisis

West Virginia has been on a concerning downward trend regarding population over the last decade. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, West Virginia lost 3.3% of its population since 2010; this was the greatest percentage of population loss out of every state in the nation. This resulted in the ...

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat of a drum as the ...

Editorial – May 19

Gone are days of unlocked doors and unsupervised kids roving the neighborhood. America is in an era of mistrust. Setting on your porch draws suspicion from your neighbors. Cameras are everywhere, security systems fit for penitentiaries adorn our homes. Taking a late evening ride can get you ...

Letters to the Editor | VIEW ALL

Letter to the Editor – Steven Thomas

Dear Editor, Although I have officially entered the race as a pre-candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates District Six, I want to start on a positive note by giving credit where credit is due. Representative Dave Kelly, current holder of that seat, did a fantastic job of helping to ...

Letter to the Editor – Garry Mokry

Dear Editor: With Memorial Day and Flag Day approaching, I would like to contribute the following thoughts and observations. As a youngster, growing up in Sistersville in the ‘50s, we learned to honor and respect our national ensign. We saw our American flag displayed - correctly - ...

The Voice of the People – Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, A second meeting of patriots who wish to advocate for constitutional rights and greater local control is planned for Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. This time it will take place in the Sistersville Public Library. Concerned members of the community are welcome, and any questions can ...

Letter to the Editor: The Voice of the People

The door has opened After being asked to help put on a town hall style meeting held at the Fort in Sistersville on April 22nd, organized by Alex King and Khara Wren, I am encouraged that people in this district are more than willing to speak up and voice their concerns now that they feel they ...