The Wheeling Alternative

Answer: A three-year-old editorial, an op-ed that hasn’t changed much in ten years, and the thoughts of a self-righteous Ohio legislator

Question: What can I find on today’s Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page?

The editorial

Today’s only Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Freedom Is Key To Independence,” has made the rounds of at least twenty Ogden’s newspapers since 2019. The editorial is cliched and predictable; my hunch is that few readers actually made it all the way through this long, by Ogden standards, editorial. It does take up lots . . .

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July 04, 2022

Former WV Republican Delegate Derrick Evans: “A good person . . . caught up in a moment”?!

Yeah, right

From an AP report in the Wheeling Intelligencer on June 23:

Ex-West Virginia Lawmaker Sentenced to 3 Months for Role in Capitol Riot

It begins:

A former West Virginia lawmaker who livestreamed himself on Facebook storming the U.S. Capitol and cheering on what he described as a “revolution” was . . .

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July 01, 2022

Two guests discuss yesterday’s January 6 hearing on WV Metro News (with 7/1 update)

This listener did not learn much

This morning, two of the segments on WV Metro’s “Talkline” featured guests who discussed yesterday’s January 6 hearing.

Guy Lewis: no balance and little disclosure

Here’s the clip:

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June 29, 2022

What’s happening at Ogden Newspapers?

Problems continue to pile-up at the Aspen Times

Robert Nutting’s Wheeling-based Ogden Newspapers obtained the Aspen Times at the end of November as part of its purchase of Swift Communications. (I wrote about it here.) Since then, the paper has had problems and recently, Colorado College journalism professor Corey Hutchins wrote about some of them:

Six months after Ogden . . .

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June 27, 2022

Two members of WV’s public education hierarchy now “adamantly oppose” the state’s voucher program

Where were they when the legislation was passed in 2021?

Reporter Ryan Quinn, in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, explains:

West Virginia’s Board of Education president and the state schools superintendent are asking a judge to block the state’s upcoming nonpublic school vouchers program.

It’s an exceedingly rare public break between the state’s top public education officials and . . .

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June 24, 2022

West Virginia’s senators react to today’s abortion decision


Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision

From his congressional website:

“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to . . .

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June 24, 2022

Senator Capito on the January 6 hearings and the gas tax

Has Senator Capito learned anything from the January 6 hearings?

Last Friday, WVVA reported:

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) shared her thoughts on the House of Representatives’ first three January 6th Select Committee hearings on Friday.

“I think we’re learning things that we hadn’t heard,” said Capito.

. . .

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June 21, 2022


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