Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page
Not much to see here
If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:
Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud
The AP story:
MORGANTOWN (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a . . .
Next up for Trump -- fox to be put in charge of henhouse
From the Huffington Post:
The White House announced Saturday that Trump would be nominating David Zatezalo to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Zatezalo was previously the CEO of Rhino Resources, a Kentucky-based coal company.
Zatezalo grew up in Weirton and currently lives in Wheeling; Managing . . .
A look at two stories found on today's front pages: coverage of an Ogden bridal show and an area legislator working on . . . . (you'll never guess this one) legislation!
The biggest (words + pictures) story in the news sections of today's Wheeling papers was:
Happy Couples View Variety of Wedding Options at Newspapers' Bridal Show
Of course, it's the area Ogden papers' bridal show. The article includes plugs for the participating businesses (I'm sure that was part of the deal) and the . . .
Ogden Newspapers' business plan
A lot of what I write about on this blog deals with Wheeling's newspapers' right-wing Republican agenda that permeates the paper beyond the editorial page where it belongs. To that end, I often analyze and document the non-editorial page stories they choose not to carry as well as those they do. While I seldom note their ineptitude on . . .
A look at a predictable editorial
This morning the Wheeling Intelligencer finally commented on last week’s CNBC analysis that ranked West Virginia as America’s worst state for business. The editorial, “Blame Game No Solution for W.Va.,” argues that instead of pointing fingers, as Governor Justice recently did in a press release, he should be providing “solutions or . . .
Today's News-Register editorial: Hillary's not president but she still needs to be investigated
From an editorial, "Investigate Clinton Ties to Russia, Too," in the afternoon Wheeling News-Register:
Take the big uranium deal a few years ago. It allowed Russia to gain control of about one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. The State Department - with Hillary Clinton at its head - cleared the . . .
Now the worst in America according to a study by CNBC
CNBC moves West Virginia to #1 in their annual survey of worst states for business
The feat was accomplished in just three years of business-friendly Republican legislative control. Here's the headline from CNBC:
In an economic death spiral: West Virginia is America's worst state for business in 2017
And here's the explanation: . . .