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Breaking: Bethesda, Ohio police chief resigns

Bethesda (pop. 1,246) again knocks Trump/Cohen off the front page

Yesterday, the Village of Bethesda's police chief, Eric Smith, resigned. (Smith was being investigated for allegedly misusing state computer data.) The story was the 2nd most important on this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer front page. The most important story was the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese's releasing the names of accused . . .

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November 30, 2018

Trump doubts that he will win the Nobel Peace Prize

WV politicians search for new awards to bolster president’s ego and endear themselves with Trump’s West Virginia base

President Trump apparently has concluded that he will not win the Nobel Peace Prize. According to People:

On Wednesday, Trump, 72, revealed that he does not think he will be honored with the prestigious . . .

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November 29, 2018

Quick takes on today’s Wheeling “newspapers”

Is Donald Trump no longer president?

Yesterday and earlier today, other news sources told us that the president may have signaled a willingness to talk to the Chinese about trade, may have gotten information on Mueller’s questioning of Paul Manafort, criticized the Federal Reserve and General Motors, questioned the study on climate . . .

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November 28, 2018

From today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial: “This is not a political issue”

It never is when Republicans are at fault*

I seldom comment upon local editorials about Ohio politics. (Ogden editorials about West Virginia politics are usually more than enough to keep me busy.) A sentence in the editorial, “Probe Charter School Fiasco,” caught my attention, however, and I couldn’t let it go by without some research and comments.

The editorial is about a . . .

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November 27, 2018

Today’s Wheeling News-Register features 1500 words on a Republican House of Delegates incumbent from WV’s Eastern Panhandle who lost by 12%. For those of us who live in WV’s Northern Panhandle, how is this news?

Answer: it’s Shelley Moore Capito’s nephew!

Ogden political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and the News-Register have outdone themselves with one of the longest front-page stories this year and it’s about a non-local candidate who lost by over 800 votes earlier this month. (The article looks to be a shoo-in for the “Worst News Article of the Year Award” -- especially with two-time . . .

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November 25, 2018

Today's top story at major U.S. newspapers is a new government study on climate change

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer ignored it (Updated 11/25)

Nationally:

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The opening paragraph from the widely-used Associated Press story:

As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming. The White House . . .

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November 24, 2018

"Black Friday" for the Intelligencer

A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"

News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither

Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .

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November 23, 2018

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