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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...

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,...

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

November 28, 2017

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer   Get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with the Hilltop Players’ production of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, beginning on Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and running again Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Dec. 10 at...

Lady Toppers prepare to hit the hardwood for new season

November 8, 2017

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager   The Lady Hilltoppers will see a notable change to its bench this upcoming season as Hall of Fame coach, Lynn Ullom, decided to step down as head coach after 26 seasons. However, with four returning starters and a stellar recruiting class, newly hired head...

Unseasonably warm weather raises concern 

Unseasonably warm weather raises concern 

March 21, 2017

By Meredith Garner, Contributing Writer The birds are singing, the air is crisp, and the sun is warm as it begins to smile over the peak of the mountains. Spring has now officially arrived, but it feels as if spring had arrived earlier as the hilltop reached 70-degree temperatures throughout the mon...

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 »...

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