Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer lead editorial begins by asking:
Does Weirton need to double the capacity of its water treatment plant and triple that of the sewage treatment facility?
To answer the question: I don’t care. Perhaps if I lived in Weirton, this might be an important question. I don’t and there is nothing in the long, detailed editorial that suggests why anyone in Wheeling area should care – it’s strictly about Weirton. (For those readers outside the area, Weirton is 29.4 miles away from Wheeling and served by its own Ogden paper which explains where this editorial came from.) It’s simply more editorial filler.
On the next page (right above the PR release from the American Academy of Dermatology on tattoos), the paper features a “Healthy Ways” column by Carrie White, a WVU professor and yoga instructor, who periodically writes a fitness column for the paper. Back in March, I wrote about one of her previous “Healthy Ways” columns in which she plagiarized a significant portion of her column. Today’s column is titled “Balancing Balance Training” and includes the following:
Core stabilization exercises are easy to do. You can start with the simple exercises you learn here. You don’t need any equipment for these exercises, and you don’t need much space. You can do them almost anywhere, several times each day, to start increasing your core stability.
It's more important that you do core stabilization activities well than that you do a lot of them. For this reason, it's a good idea to have a physical therapist or exercise physiologist with training in core stabilization check to be sure you have learned to use the right muscles and breathe normally while you do the exercises. Then he or she can help you learn more challenging core stabilization exercises.
I found these two paragraphs exactly as White wrote them at the top of the page at Bon Secours and Frank’s Senior Fitness. The column, like the earlier March column, contains plagiarized material but that doesn’t apparently matter to the Intelligencer – it takes up space.