West Virginia might be the most misunderstood state in the union. How can outsiders, and its own people, understand it better? The best answer, of
Moundsville’s New Millennial Mayor Has Global Experience and Shares Cell Number
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
You Met JFK While in College in West Virginia and Then Nobody Believed You
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.
Ohio River Valley Residents Remember Their Neighbor Grandma Gaga as ‘Sweetie Pie’ and ‘Classy, Fun Lady’
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, Child of the Ohio Valley and Lady Gaga’s West Virginia Grandma, Dies in 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.
The Most American Instrument
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