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Blog Posts in January, 2017

Steve Novotney Says, "He's Headed to Houston"

A pro basketball player, that's what CJ Goodwin dreamed of becoming when attending The Linsly School. He didn't even play for Cadet Head Coach B.J. Depew until his senior season, and ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Once a Bishop, Always a Bishop"

People are still bothered by the consolidations that took place to form Wheeling Park High School. Until the mid-1970s the city of Wheeling possessed three public high schools, one in Warwood, one in ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "An Industry's Return"

There were no fewer than 20 abstractors sitting on hard chairs and working on plastic buffet tables on the second floor of the Ohio County Courthouse when I visited the Clerk's Office last week. ...
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Howard's Commentary - Has it Been Long Enough?

"Wait and see", many said to me about Donald Trump. "Give him time. He isn't even in office yet", they said. Well. He took the oath. Gave a dark and divisive speech and got to ...
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Snowshoe Resort Giveaway

The Watchdog is giving away a two-day trip for 4, to the Inn at Snowshoe Resort. The winner will also receive lift tickets for both days to get you up the slopes. For your chance to win this great ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Define Great"

So what does it actually mean? Great as in when? President-elect Donald Trump was born in 1946, when America was getting the post World War II started, and schools were constructed across the country, ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Gov. Justice and His First Session"

It's got a ring to it. "Governor Justice." He became the state's 36 th governor this week, and now he will have less than a month to develop his plan to fill that ginormous, $450 ...
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Howard's Commentary - Can Governor Justice's Big Ideas Turn Into Big Action and Get Big Results?

Although I wasn't there, thanks to the internet I watched both Jim Justice midnight oath at the Greenbrier chapel and his official swearing in on the state Capitol steps. The excitement and ...
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Howard's Commentary - Don't Live Within Your Means. Do Your Job.

Government should use business principles but it is not a business. The goal of private enterprise is to make money. The goal of government is to serve its citizens. As WV lawmakers and soon-to-be ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "The Oath Approaches"

OK, so I was sort of afraid this week to check "the real" Donald Trump's Twitter account while I watched President Barack Obama's "farewell speech" in Chicago Tuesday ...
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Howard's Commentary - Crystal Balling 2017 - Part 2

A steep learning curve, deepening budget crisis, and increased partisan divide will set the stage for West Virginia's government this year. As the Mountain State legislature becomes deeper red, ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "It's Called a Turn Signal"

Many sound like a grandfather clock ticking away time, but yes, there are quieter versions that barely make a sound after initiation. But the one constant is that blinking light, right there on the ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Part 2 - Hopes for 2017"

Just as my initial listing of hopes within Part 1 of this mini-series, Part 2 includes a few possibilities that are very much in reach if attempted. That's because, far too often, people compose ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Part 1 - Hopes for 2017"

It's a key year in Wheeling and I am certain the city's mayor and council members know it. "Key." "Big." "Huge." "Future factoring." Call it what you ...
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Howard's Commentary - Crystal Balling 2017 - Part 1

2016 was a fascinating year. And 2017 presents its own special challenges. A movement to youth and change in Wheeling as a new, social-media-savvy crop of council candidates swept into City Hall this ...
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