The lyrics of John Denver’s 1970s hit song “Country Roads, Take Me Home” wax poetically about traveling the scenic highways of Almost Heaven, West Virginia.  The song still is popular worldwide, and is the official, unofficial anthem of the State of West Virginia.

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One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about their actions. One of the ways they do this is through public notices – the informational notices that have been deemed to be of importance to local con…

This week, the House of Delegates reconvened for the start of the 2021 Legislative Session.  I’m excited to get to work and I’m honored to be able to represent the people of Ritchie and Pleasants Counties in the Legislature!  Due to COVID-19 the Session is operating much differently this yea…


Dear Readers:  Stuff happens.  And all too often in my life, it seems stuff happens to yours truly.  While you may or may not have a hankering to wade through the early paragraphs of this column, I urge you to slog through my musings this week, if you are to have any understanding at all of …


Memories.  Some good, some bittersweet, but all the while, at Christmas time we seem to gravitate to the loving recollections of growing up, family and friends, continuing traditions passed down through the generations and making new ones.