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Old 04-15-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Off topic but I personally will never bypass Cumberland on my way back to Wv- i love both D'Atris and Puccini pizza!
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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To a point, I think that the OP's comments have some truth to them. I travel around the state for work and it's evident that many areas will never develop beyond their current status or economically recover. It's just a fact of our state. We have many areas that have too many people who don't want to see things change or improve.

It is nice to travel to neighboring states and cities, like a few others have mentioned, but for me it's bitter sweet. Why? Because I see all of the amenities and benefits those areas have that we don't have in WV.

As others have mentioned, you get out of your area what you put in and I believe there is a lot of truth to that statement. However, if your area doesn't have a lot to offer, you can only get so much out of it. No matter how much you put into it. That reminds me of the saying, "The grass isn't always greener on the other side." That may be true, but when your side has less and less green every year, the green on the other side looks better and better.

Our state does have some wonderful things to do and places to visit. And for the most part, our fellow citizens are great to interact with most of the time. We just need to find ways, and the right people, to expand on those and to develop new opportunities. It just seems that we can't get out of our way to put the right people in the right seats to make that happen.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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It has some beauty but, the mining companies have practiced taking the tops off of mountains and dumping into the streams for profit. Lowering wages and benefits also makes living much more difficult.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
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It has some beauty but, the mining companies have practiced taking the tops off of mountains and dumping into the streams for profit. Lowering wages and benefits also makes living much more difficult.
Ah nice, a moronic post by someone who has nothing to do with the state.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:00 PM
 
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I recently stayed in West Virginia in Wheeling in a hotel right across from the Ohio River. I was a bit disappointed with the hotel for the price I was expecting a bit more luxury. This was one of the few times I kept a loaded handgun in my room but I felt it was necessary what with me staying in West Virginia and all.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Ah nice, a moronic post by someone who has nothing to do with the state.
But he (or she) is right....

We allowed ourselves to become far too dependent on a short-term (and now dying) industry.

We need new, innovative and 21st century industry to move this state forward.

The Eastern Panhandle gets it. Why? We have 0 coal under our feet. While the rest of the state was focused on mining, we had to fight for ourselves up here and create an economic environment that is now one of the most successful in the state and will continue to be so.

I have nothing against coal miners, the industry itself or investing some money into it. BUT, the reality is coal should not be relied upon as the primary industry of West Virginia's future.

I get crucified everytime I say this, so I'm ready. At the end of the day I prefer reality over fantasy.

Mentioned already, but if you ask me what is the #1 killer of WV? Mentality.

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Old 04-19-2019, 06:02 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I recently stayed in West Virginia in Wheeling in a hotel right across from the Ohio River. I was a bit disappointed with the hotel for the price I was expecting a bit more luxury. This was one of the few times I kept a loaded handgun in my room but I felt it was necessary what with me staying in West Virginia and all.
Very strange post, indeed.

I've lived in WV most of my 60+ years. I have stayed in hotels in Wheeling, including one on the Ohio River near the old suspension bridge. I've also stayed i hotels in many places in the state, from Martinsburg to Bluefield and I have never felt unsafe in a hotel anywhere. If I felt so unsafe that I would consider a gun necessary, I'd leave immediately.

I have no idea what you meant by this phrase: "what with me staying in West Virginia and all.what with me staying in West Virginia and all."
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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I recently stayed in West Virginia in Wheeling in a hotel right across from the Ohio River. I was a bit disappointed with the hotel for the price I was expecting a bit more luxury. This was one of the few times I kept a loaded handgun in my room but I felt it was necessary what with me staying in West Virginia and all.
Was your room on the 45th floor?
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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Very strange post, indeed.

I've lived in WV most of my 60+ years. I have stayed in hotels in Wheeling, including one on the Ohio River near the old suspension bridge. I've also stayed i hotels in many places in the state, from Martinsburg to Bluefield and I have never felt unsafe in a hotel anywhere. If I felt so unsafe that I would consider a gun necessary, I'd leave immediately.

I have no idea what you meant by this phrase: "what with me staying in West Virginia and all.what with me staying in West Virginia and all."
West Virginia can be very dangerous, depending on where you go.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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Was your room on the 45th floor?
Nope, 3rd floor.
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