The new mayor of Moundsville, Sara Wood-Shaw, has a background from around the world she hopes will help her rebuild her hometown. Wood-Shaw worked in
One of the joys of running this site is corresponding with people from Moundsville and all over West Virginia. One of them, 83-year-old Bill Leadmon of Dublin, VA, wrote me with an interesting tale of meeting President Kennedy in 1963. I’m reprinting Bill’s account because I enjoy his brush with history, and the spirit of an age where politics were kinder and gentler, and more fun.
In the Ohio Valley, relationships matter. And while Lady Gaga is not from the Ohio Valley, her grandparents Ronnie and Paul were from the Wheeling,
Veronica “Ronnie” Bissett, a child of the Ohio Valley, and grandmother of pop superstar Lady Gaga, died last week at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV.
In the 2012 Oscar-nominated Broken Circle Breakdown, Didier, a shaggy Belgian banjoist, gives a loving sermon about the romantic immigrant America bluegrass music is said
This summer, I attended a conference of spiritually-minded writers and artists at a convent near Baltimore, organized by the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the