by John G. Miller
This and that:
- ROAD WOES: Those traveling about have been running into plenty of road construction. It seems that all summer rain must have road work behind schedule.
Traveling back from Morgantown the other evening, I ran into that "snarled" traffic around the Meadowbrook Mall and Clarksburg/Bridgeport exits on Interstate 79. I think they call it "snarled" traffic because it leaves us all snarling.
Actually, I am concerned that there isn't enough signage alerting motorists of the heavy traffic and delays. It seems to me that one of those big flashing signs telling people that this exit or that exit's closed a couple miles down the road would allow drivers to take another exit. Or at least get them to slow down and merge into unobstructed lanes sooner.
Also, it seems to me more lighting could be used to safeguard not only motorists but the crews working on the road.
Hey, just my two cents worth.
- FITTING END TO SUMMER: With the rainy summer we experienced this year, it seemed only fitting that Labor Day, the "unofficial" last day of summer, was much like many of the summer days area residents endured.
The forecast was for rain, but cloudy skies held off for much of the day. That is, until about 6 p.m. or so, when the area was pounded with heavy rain showers for at least 30 minutes.
I was out driving in it and couldn't believe the intensity or length of the heavy showers.
- LETTERS, LETTERS, LETTERS: We've been receiving a number of letters to the editor, many that we've been able to print.
Unfortunately, we receive several good letters a week that can't be published because the writers won't attach their names. Our policy is not to publish unsigned letters.
If you want to "name names" so to speak, or voice your concern on issues, you should be willing to have your name used.
Of course, we still accept and appreciate anonymous news tips and oftentimes use them to develop some of our best stories.
If you have an issue to address, send us a letter. If you have a story idea, give us a call or e-mail us. We're listening.
Managing editor John G. Miller can be reached at 304-626-1473 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.