Some thought on Ogden’s downsizing
Back in May of 2020, the local Ogden newspapers joined what was already a growing trend among daily newspapers across America, the elimination of at least one day of publishing each week. In Wheeling, that meant that the Saturday edition of the Intelligencer and the Sunday edition of the News-Register would be replaced by the Sunday . . .
Answer: a large picture of a tractor, a WVU press release, yet another Ohio editorial along with one admonishing us to take driving seriously, and a syndicated columnist on why Giorgia Meloni is not a fascist
Question: What's in the morning paper?
The front page
Half the page is taken up by a story with two pictures of the upcoming Oglebayfest. (A picture of a park tractor takes up a fourth of the page.)
Also on the front page is something from ”staff reports” that is actually a word-for-word PR release from West Virginia University detailing President E. Gordon Gee’s . . .
9/21/22: Another close look at the Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page
Irrelevant, lazy editorials
Editorial #1: “Reverse Economic Trend”
It's more Ohio crap: the editorial, “Reverse economic trend,” tells us that the poverty rate in Ohio is 12.7” and that it is “0.8% higher than the national rate.” The editorial (most likely from the Marietta Times) then tells us that “we need” to do . . .
The Monday Intelligencer: Another recycled editorial and Steven Allen Adams writes about a popular meme that he says doesn’t make West Virginians look good
The lazy Intelligencer once again demonstrates its disdain for its readership
Steven Allen Adams blames West Virginians for . . .
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?
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 . . .
Page 3 of the “Region” section in this weekend's Wheeling News-Register brings us an op-ed by Republican Delegate Mick Bates of Raleigh County:
W.Va. Deserves Commitment to Energy Independence
As I read the article, it seemed familiar, but I wasn’t sure why. Given the numerous examples of Ogden’s recycling, I . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer runs the same old Ohio editorial that it ran on March 7
I joked about it yesterday, but today’s paper runs yet another tired and meaningless Ohio editorial:
Improving Life Expectancy
This editorial appears to have originated in the Marietta Times five weeks ago:
Overcome life expectancy statistic; take care of yourself
If today's . . .