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Today’s Wheeling “newspapers” donate almost 1300 words to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s reelection campaign

It's the least they could do for an Ogden favorite

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The Ogden Newspaper effort

It’s easily the largest article in either of today’s paper. The front-page story

Sen. Capito Urges Support For Senate Police Reform Bill

is by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and it . . .

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June 18, 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

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear”

Hey Intelligencer, whatever happened to Bob Murray and Murray Energy?

Local newspaper readers: if you haven’t noticed, Murray Energy and its CEO have virtually disappeared from the pages of Ogden's Ohio Valley “newspapers.” So far in 2020, the Wheeling papers have carried only three news articles about Murray Energy. (For comparison, this is my sixth blog post about the company this year.)

For our . . .

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May 16, 2020

More “baseball on the cheap”

Representative McKinley and now Senator Capito are concerned about the future of minor league baseball. What about Bob Nutting and the Wheeling Intelligencer?

From The Hill:

Congress and MLB are barreling toward a showdown over the league’s plans to eliminate 42 minor league franchises across the country ahead of the 2021 season.

The league insists the plan is needed to improve the finances of minor league baseball and conditions for developing players. But MLB is facing . . .

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February 28, 2020

Team David: Congressman McKinley and the Wheeling News-Register launch his reelection campaign

Today’s paper carries the congressman’s op-ed bragging about all the accomplishments that “we” (he and his office staff) were able to accomplish

Ogden’s efforts to re-elect local congressman David McKinley began today as the News-Register published McKinley’s first op-ed of the new year:

Behind the Headlines, Things Got Done in Washington

McKinley tells us early on:

Behind all of the blaring national headlines, there were notable bipartisan . . .

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January 19, 2020

“We are obliged to no individual” unless their last name is McKinley

Our local Ogden papers ignore the latest news on the continuing Bransfield scandal

On Sunday evening, the Washington Post published another report in its continuing investigation of the Bransfield scandal. (See previous post.) This article examined the controversies surrounding the Diocese of West Virginia’s sale of the former bishop’s home in Wheeling. The article appeared in the Post’s Monday edition. Additionally, the . . .

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January 01, 2020

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