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Good preparation leads to better winter safety

February 11, 2019

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer  Winter is that special season each year. Winter contains the freezing cold temperatures, treacherous traveling conditions, and enough flannels to please Bob Vila. Listed below are my five tips to keep yourself safe as you navigate your way through the Winter season. ...

Five essential items to keep in your vehicle this winter

December 21, 2018

By Macy Santicola, Editor According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, twenty-one percent of vehicle crashes between 2007-2016 were attributed to adverse weather conditions. A vehicle’s condition can affect its performance in bad weather, so drivers should take the time to make sure their ve...

Road conditions play key role in weather delays

March 7, 2018

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Every spring semester when it snows, students tend to wonder if a three-hour delay or cancellation is on the way. There are certain procedures behind the scenes that students don’t normally see before the call is made. Read More »...

How to handle cold weather, harsh road conditions

February 5, 2018

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer   Late in the spring semester, West Liberty students are blessed with some of the greatest weather of the year. The trips across the quad to all of the on-campus classes and events feels like a short walk. However, during the earliest parts of the spring semester,...

Tips for safe winter driving

Tips for safe winter driving

December 30, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer It’s probably a scene you’ve seen a hundred times before: you wake up in the morning, and the ground and road are covered in a blanket of snow. Depending on how old you were, you had one of two reactions. When you were young, you saw it as a full day of playi...

Preparation is key for power outages

Preparation is key for power outages

December 19, 2016

By Daniel Morgan, Editor The Ohio Valley just received its first big dose of winter weather to start out the season. Along with snow, sleet, and wind often comes power outages, and it is important to stay prepared. Read More »...

Remember: Keep your animals safe this winter

December 14, 2016

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager The first snowflakes and crisp winds of the winter season bring excitement to those getting in the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, these conditions can also be deadly to an important member of our family: our pets. Protecting our pets from the cold can be easy by simpl...

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