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What Makes the World Go Round?

Have you ever wondered what makes the world go around and around? Some people say it is money, some say it is laughter, and others say it is love. Paul Anka said in a song, “Love makes the world go round and around. Love makes the world go round. As much as I would still like to believe love ...

The Times They Are a Changing

It is impossible to find words that adequately convey how fundamentally the world changed on a sunny morning 19 years ago September 11, 2001. However, many of us will never forget precisely where we were the moment we heard about the events unfolding in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. ...

Labor Day: A Day to Honor the Working Men and Women

According to history compiled by the U.S. Labor Department, credit for Labor Day belongs to Peter J. McGuire, a member of the carpenters union in New York and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, who championed a parade to “show the strength of the trade and labor ...

Good Police Officers Are Hard to Find and Harder to Keep

Seems it’s harder to find them today than anytime in the past. It’s a hot topic at nearly every local city council meeting. The question is how can small towns find good reliable Police Officers and retain them? The subject haunts small communities more often than most people realize. ...

Take No Chances

While our local communities have mostly been safe havens from the rest of the world, we must realize things have changed drastically in the past 60 years. The days of leaving your windows up and doors unlocked no longer exist. Keeping a loaded weapon in your home and locking the doors to the ...

Making The Right Choices

Common sense most often lets one know when it's time to give up. Paden City just had an election, and it was clear the residents wanted a new Mayor.That's a strong indication the people were displeased. Citizen complaints have been many, varying from lack of clean water, unkept properties, ...

Take Extra Precaution in Hot Weather

As hot weather takes hold, people need to take a step back from their busy lives to remember one important thing: Never leave children or pets alone in unattended vehicles.That seems like common sense, but sadly it happens all to often with deadly consequences. In 2019, it is estimated 52 ...

Hail to Summer!

Every season of the year has it's special features, blossoms in spring, autumn colors in fall, the magic of Jack Frost in Winter and the azure skies of summer. However, summer, which begins its tour of the Northern Hemisphere on June 21, also features the full blooming of our national curse-the ...

Don’t Blame the Kids

During a press briefing on July 6, Governor Jim Justice signed an order making face masks and coverings mandatory in indoor public places where social distancing requirements cannot be met. The order went into effect beginning at midnight on July 7, and remains in effect at this point in ...