About Us

We’re different, and we are creating a different kind of news – with a different format, different content and different avenues of expression that, not only, includes our own, original news and content, but music, poetry, cartoons, art, photography, literature and opinion from our readers and contributors. We consider humor an art form of its own, so if you have a funny story, please send it to us to publish! If you don’t send it to us, we’ll create it ourselves, and we may not be as funny as you.  And, let’s face it, in these times, we all need to laugh more, care more and think more.  We hope to accomplish all those goals with help from our contributors. We want to encourage and showcase artistic and written expression as we cover news from the region, nation and world that may go unnoticed by other media sources. We strive to be balanced and opened to all opinions and perspectives, inclusive in our practices and preaching, and offer our readers a vibrant, interesting and thought provoking read… and, hopefully, you’ll laugh a couple of times, too.

In rural America, in divided communities, we are struggling with difficult debates and sorting out truth from lies. Our hope is to offer a newspaper reflecting human life, sharing truths, and finding ways into the future.

We are Associate Members of the West Virginia Press Association and the Associated Press.

Thom Keely – Publisher

Thom Keely lives in Buckhannon with his wife K Almond. He is the keeper of Thom’s meadow. He has been a sailor, a preacher, a chaplain, and a retiree. He left retirement to become co-owner of Appalachian Views From the 2nd Story Press.

Edwina Howard-Jack – Publisher

Edwina Howard-Jack, a life-long resident of Upshur County, WV, is an educator with over twenty years of experience, currently, teaching English, Journalism, and Dual Credit Courses at Buckhannon-Upshur High School and Pierpont University. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in English and a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. She is the mother of two grown children and lives in Buckhannon with her three rescue dogs.