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No surprise here: Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits Oglebay Park and gets two-days-worth of front-page Ogden coverage

Up for re-election, West Virginia’s Republican senator gets added to an article about Oglebay’s finances and then gets a free pass on unemployment benefits/stimulus package legislation

Monday’s article by staff writer Joselyn King is titled

Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito Checks In On PPP Spending at Oglebay

Despite the article’s title, most of the article is about the financial condition of the park; the material on the Capito visit looks like it was a late add-on to give Capito some additional . . .

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September 02, 2020

The title on today’s syndicated column by George F. Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” (with afternoon Capito update)

The columnist is a regular on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page, but will local readers see this column?

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George F. Will is a conservative columnist who is regularly featured locally in the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today’s recently-posted column by Will is about Republicans who have uncritically allowed the President to do as he pleases:

The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes . . .

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June 02, 2020

Reading the last (actual) Sunday Wheeling News-Register

The News-Register announced on its front page that, following in the footsteps of other Ogden newspapers, today will be last time readers will receive their Sunday paper on Sunday. Henceforth, local readers will receive it on Saturday even though it will be called the Sunday News-Register. (Yeah, I know.) Additionally, the Monday . . .

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May 24, 2020

The Saturday Intelligencer “covers” the coronavirus

The front page

The front-page story with the biggest headline is a feature article (with two pictures) about how a West Virginia native is dealing with the virus in Japan. Reporter Jennifer Compston-Strough talked to Joe Hindman, a New Martinsville WV native, who has lived with his family in Japan for 16 years.

Given the . . .

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March 07, 2020

Now that the Trump Administration has become “the swamp,” Ogden Newspapers have gone silent

The top-of-the-page headline featured this morning in major national newspapers was yesterday’s pardons by President Trump. Typical was the Washington Post’s:

Trump grants clemency to high profile names

Similarly, here is the AP story that made it into 2,300 news sources:

11 big and not-so-big names . . .

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February 19, 2020

No bias here -- so please keep moving (with afternoon update)

Our morning “newspaper” continues its efforts to re-elect Senator Capito

Headlines are important. Frequently, it’s all that readers read.

Here’s the headline from The West Virginia Press Association:

U.S. Senators Capito, Manchin announce more than $7 Million in EDA Grants

From WDTV:

Senators Manchin and Capito announce more than $7.9 million for workforce and . . .

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November 12, 2019

A question about charter schools for West Virginia Republicans and our local Ogden "newspapers"

If you really do believe that charter schools will improve educational outcomes in WV, why are the important discussions held behind closed doors?

Who was invited to last week’s WV Department of Education meeting on charter schools?

In a front-page article in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, reporter Joselyn King tells us about a state meeting held last Wednesday in Parkersburg:

“WVDOE Starts Charter School Policy Discussions

King explains:

. . .

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September 10, 2019

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