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Columns by Chuck Clegg

A Year in a Bottle with the Health Department Part 2

In this week’s story we look at the effects of the pandemic not on the health aspect of the virus, but the social difficulty’s it created in the community. The pandemic caused many businesses to either shut down or greatly restrict their operations. Many food establishments either closed or ...

A Year in A Bottle with the Health Department

In my series of articles I have asked three individuals about their thoughts on the year 2020. The first, a school administrator. Secondly, the mayor of the community of Hundred. And the third, is a member of the state government, a House of Delegate member. Each of them had differing views of ...

A Year in a Bottle: David Pethtel

Before I began this series I pondered who I would ask for their views on the last year. I wanted people whose lives gave them a front row seat to many of the problems face by their communities, family and in their personal lives. And those whose careers gave them little or no choice but to step ...

Through the Lens: Vintage Boat Racing Returns

The image accompanying my story is Earls Yost’s depiction of the 1950s and 60s when our community welcomed dozens of hydroplanes to run on the Ohio River. I used the still illustration to accompany my story in hopes it would preview this weekend’s events. Thousands of spectators are ...

A Year in a Bottle With Ed Toman

The community member I have chosen for this week’s story is Mr. Ed Toman. If you have met Ed, you quickly realize he is a man of large stature with a friendly nature. He offers his friendship with a warm smile, pleasant disposition and a firm handshake. I learned during my interview with Ed ...

Through the Lens: A Year in a Bottle

In recent weeks I have begun to hear a collective sigh of relief around our country. The once impossible thought that we, not only as communities, or even the world, would experience an event so consuming, it will now become a painful chapter in future history books. The evening news cast for ...

Through the Lens: One Snip Star

I have always had a fascination with our nation’s history. Especially when it involves the stories of individuals that helped to build our great country. The American history books are filled with story’s of our early leader’s struggles to build a new country with rights for it ...

Through the Lens: Cheaters

When you hear the word “cheater,” what comes to mind? The kid that sat next to you in math class and copied your test answers. Your doctor tells you to cut back on food and lose weight? Then you order a double cheeseburger, fries with gravy plus a diet drink to comply with your doctor’s ...

Through the Lens: Welcome Back Mother Nature

We are in that time of the year when Mother Nature has awakened from the long winter. She greets us each day with new colors for the warm season to come. I have always enjoyed this time of year, as trees and woodlands that have been barren of color, return with greens, yellows and all the ...

Through the Lens: Chant of the Auctioneer

Over forty years ago I met a young man who could put the energizer bunny to shame. I’ll bet he woke up laughing and talking wanting to take on the day with a heart full of joy. That was a long time ago and he now has grown into a man. And still, he is energetic and always has a smile when I ...