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Today's Wheeling News-Register takes the “news” out of “newspaper”

Nothing on yesterday’s important school personnel vote but today’s front page did cover events from last Tuesday

Here was the top story on this morning’s WV MetroNews site:

Education workers give union leaders work action “authorization” in statewide vote

And at the top of the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

'It feels like deja vu'

With the subheadline:

One year after . . .

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February 10, 2019

A quick look at Sunday's Wheeling News-Register

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On the front page

Biggest story by headline and picture-size is

Plans Made For The New Year

The sub-headline tells us:

Many Residents of the Ohio Valley are Making Resolutions for 2019

Really? This article looks like one of those local news satires found at The Onion.

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December 30, 2018

Am I losing a country?

Trump comes to Wheeling

Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump

Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:

Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .

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October 03, 2018

It’s good to be home so I can read a real newspaper!

Away for most of the week, yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register reminded me of what was missing from my daily media diet

Quiz time

See if you can spot which of following is the largest headline on the front page of the Sunday News-Register. (The rest of the headlines come from the local news section of The Onion, the online satirical newspaper.)

  • Man Wishes There Was Some Sort Of Sign He Could Put On His House To Let Visitors Know He Has . . .

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September 03, 2018

Reading the Sunday News-Register

Less news than last Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register (is that possible?) and another lack of disclosure

Were there any reporters working yesterday?

With no coverage of a local protest march against the president’s immigration policy, today’s “news” section tests the bottom on news coverage established just last Sunday. This Sunday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register has only six pages of news vs. last week’s which had eight. With . . .

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July 01, 2018

Is there any “news” in Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register?

Ogden's "newspapers on the cheap" business plan appears to have left us with a new low in actual news

If you think news should be current and important, don’t bother with the front section of today’s Wheeling News-Register (called with unintended irony, the “news” section). For the most part, the eight-page section includes dated PR releases, rewritten old articles, lots of near life-size pictures, and huge ads – but very little news.

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June 24, 2018

Hey, wasn't there an important meeting of world leaders yesterday?

Yes, and the Wheeling News-Register managed to find room for 1/3 of the AP report on page 4!

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Rather than cover the G-7 meeting of world leaders, the Wheeling News-Register had more important stories to cover on its front page. By the size of its headline, the biggest story of the day was the Strawberry Festival in Martins Ferry:

A Berry Blast From The Past in Martins Ferry

Next to it was:

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June 10, 2018

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