Yesterday’s Wheeling papers told us that “West Virginia Governor’s Companies Get Millions in Coronavirus Loans” (with evening update)
Neither mentioned, however, that our local congressman’s company also received from $350,000 to one million dollars from that same PPP program
Tuesday’s local “newspapers” both featured a front-page Associated Press article about the money that Governor Jim Justice’s companies received from the federal government's coronavirus aid package:
Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family businesses received at least $11.1 million from a federal rescue package . . .
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 . . .
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?
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .