The Wheeling Alternative

A look at West Virginia’s “Best Editorial Page” as The Wheeling Intelligencer celebrates an anniversary

August 24 and August 25 are probably the two most predictable days on this blogger’s calendar. I’m in my tenth year of blogging and often I write about Wheeling’s two Ogden newspapers, the Intelligencer and the News-Register. And while headlines and stories certainly change from day to day, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s August 24 editorial . . .

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August 25, 2023

Multiple looks at the WVU debacle

Off and on, I have been working on a longer post about how West Virginia's population (especially among its younger citizens) will continue to decline and the consequences it will have for the state. I'll get back to it, but for now, I'll note how WVU's president, E. Gordon Gee, has recently made a major contribution to that . . .

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August 22, 2023

A quick read of this weekend’s Wheeling News-Register opinion pages

Editorial: local Ohio counties “no longer have a voice”?

This may be the dumbest editorial I’ve read in the 9+ years of doing this blog. (And, trust me, that takes in a lot of lousy editorials.) Under the title, “Quick Look at Issue 1 Results,” the Wheeling News-Record tells us what the Ohio’s vote on Amendment 1 demonstrates:

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August 13, 2023

Can we vote for "none of the above"?

Updating the WV senate race with some serious commentary from the candidates!

Important questions from Governor Jim Justice at the top of his Twitter page:

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August 10, 2023

"Diverse?" Did a Trump lawyer recently use that word with “West Virginia” in the same sentence?

You may have heard that Trump’s lawyers want to see Donald Trump's case moved to West Virginia:

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August 08, 2023

For the most part, radio silence (with updates)

WV’s Trump Party and yesterday's indictment of Donald Trump

The Google dictionary defines “radio silence” as “absence of communication from a person or group from whom communication might have been expected.” If the quick responses by West Virginia’s Trump Party to Donald Trump’s previous indictment were a predictor, you would have thought that by now there would be numerous reactions to yesterday’s . . .

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August 02, 2023

Have they no shame?

This thoroughly debunked trash is what passes for news at WTRF in Wheeling

A screen shot of Wheeling WTRF’s website late this afternoon:

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Please note #5 under trending stories:

Biden’s Daughter alleges sexual abuse in diary

Here is the beginning of the story by WTRF’s Karen Compton:

(WTRF) Shocking sexual allegations are emerging from the reported diary of . . .

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August 01, 2023

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