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The Wheeling Alternative

The Wheeling area just lost another independent source of journalism

Ogden Newspapers buys the Washington Observer-Reporter

The Observer-Reporter reported yesterday:

The Observer Publishing Co. (OPC) announced it has signed a letter of agreement to sell its assets to Ogden Newspapers.

OPC publishes the daily Observer-Reporter, the weekly Almanac and numerous monthly and special . . .

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September 13, 2018

West Virginians will see two senatorial debates

What about debates between congressional candidates – how about McKinley/Fershee?

Not likely

Reporter Jake Zuckerman examined the possibility of congressional debates in West Virginia on the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail and found a lack of interest by Republican candidates statewide. Here is what he said about WV’s 1st District:

In the 1st District, West Virginia University law . . .

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September 09, 2018

Saturday morning Intelligencer front-page headline: “W.Va. Leaders Support Kavanaugh”

What would you expect from Republicans who think Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins are qualified to be WV Supreme Court justices?

I had two reactions to Ogden political reporter Steven Allen Adams’s front page article:

  1. Over half of the article comes from quotes from WV Republican legislative leaders Mitch Carmichael and Roger Hanshaw who both support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Who cares what the state’s Republican leaders think? Do they get a vote? . . .

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September 08, 2018

News on West Virginia’s senatorial race

The debates: candidates Morrisey and Manchin will meet twice

You may have already seen this but the first debate is October 14 in Wheeling and the second will be November 1 in the MetroNews studios in Morgantown. It appears that Hoppy Kercheval will moderate the Morgantown debate, but I could not find a moderator listed for the . . .

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September 07, 2018

Forget market forces, it’s still Obama’s fault

Yes, it’s another Intelligencer editorial on coal

First Energy recently announced that the W.H. Sammis Power Plant in Jefferson County will close in 2022. Of course, this becomes an excuse for yet another Intelligencer editorial promoting coal-fired power plants while at the same time blaming the former Obama administration.

Why will the plant be closing? The editorial tells us:

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September 04, 2018

The Associated Press map our local Ogden papers did not want us to see

Not when we have editorials cheering the Trump administration's rollback of pollution controls

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The Associated Press has published an article and map detailing the EPA analysis of the health effects of President Trump's rollback of Obama's EPA standards. Here's their conclusion:

An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under Trump’s plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama . . .

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September 04, 2018

It’s good to be home so I can read a real newspaper!

Away for most of the week, yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register reminded me of what was missing from my daily media diet

Quiz time

See if you can spot which of following is the largest headline on the front page of the Sunday News-Register. (The rest of the headlines come from the local news section of The Onion, the online satirical newspaper.)

  • Man Wishes There Was Some Sort Of Sign He Could Put On His House To Let Visitors Know He Has . . .

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September 03, 2018

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