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‘Cooperatives’ may take over for RESAs

April 17, 2017 Public school systems throughout West Virginia may have to do without regional education service agencies in the future. more »»

Help counties that help themselves

April 4, 2017 State officials eager to improve highways and other infrastructure throughout West Virginia should remember that every little bit help. more »»

Oversight is needed for Boards of Ed.

April 4, 2017 Clearly, West Virginia Board of Education members have made serious mistakes on several issues during the past few years. more »»

Looking ahead to the next adventure

March 17, 2017 It is with mixed emotions I begin to write this, my last editorial for The Chronicl. more »»

Amphitheater will be asset to county

March 10, 2017 Plans that are in the works to build an amphitheater at Sam Michael’s Park cannot come to fruition soon enoug. more »»

Ambulance fee cut a poor idea

March 3, 2017 While the majority of the voting members of the County Commission many have good intentions, their decision this week to lower the county ambulance fee will not bode well for safety services in... more »»

A step in the right direction

February 24, 2017 A meeting this week facilitated by Pat Blanc, assistant superintendent of Cirriculum and Instruction, at Jefferson High School was the first step in opening communication with parents regarding the... more »»

Higher taxes and more for tourism

February 17, 2017 I have read, several times, the Governor’s State of the State address. In it, I?find many recommendations for tax increases. more »»

There’s nothing like a good book

February 10, 2017 Books—I love them! I read every day—and I don't mean on an electronic device. Not to knock things like Kindles and Ipads, but I personally have to turn the pages. more »»

High school classes need in person teachers

February 3, 2017 I was pleased to read that some parents addressed the Board of Education this week with regard to the online AP?classes currently in place at Jefferson High. more »»

March for Life: A specific reason

January 27, 2017 Today marks the 44th annual March for Life--a march that has a specific reason to exist and has continued, growing more and more with each passing yea. more »»

It’s time to take a break

January 20, 2017 As I write this editorial, it is Wednesday before the upcoming innauguration of our 45th President. To say that it will be a controversial day is to say the sky is blue. more »»

Lessons in diplomacy needed

January 16, 2017 The old saying that “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” is one that can definitely be applied to politician. more »»

No words can describe

January 6, 2017 As we start the new year, it is often a time of reflection and resolutions. This year, for our community, it is also a year of remembering a man who gave so much to this area in so many way. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2016 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

Timing is wrong for redistricting

December 16, 2016 The Jefferson County Board of Education is focused on redistricting several hundred students to best meet space needs of the county. We are the first to agree that redistricting is a necessary evil. more »»

The Final Curtain

December 9, 2016 This week we are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and columnist Jim Whippl. more »»

The dreadful days of shopping

December 2, 2016 At this time of year, especially, it is essential to provide a positive customer service experience. more »»

Change comes one person at a time

November 25, 2016 Pondering what to write about this Thanksgiving holiday, I?find myself in a quandry how our nation has become filled with those who speak so ill of one another--haters who, in hating an ideal, turn... more »»

Have ears to listen to the teens

November 18, 2016 I was proud, once again, to serve assist at the Chamber of Commerce High School Business Symposium this week. Kudos to the Chamber for offering this opportunity to our high school students. more »»



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