Rick SteelhammerRecreation Reporter

As a long-time general assignment reporter, Rick Steelhammer has produced stories in all 55 West Virginia counties, traveling the state by foot, car, train, railroad speeder car, rail-mounted bike, ATV, raft, mountain bike, kayak, canoe, towboat, jetboat, airboat, inner tube, skis, snowmobile, snowshoes, zipline and rappel line to generate feature stories and cover news events. He also writes a humor column for the Sunday Gazette-Mail and is the author of "West Virginia Curiosities," "It Happened in West Virginia" and "The Ultimate Book of West Virginia Lists." He is a graduate of Antioch College and the past president and current vice president of the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality's board of directors.

Rick Steelhammer
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Recent Articles and Columns

Ecuadorans choose Charleston for commercial pilot training
Rick Steelhammer: Taking a crack at ‘Tom Swifties’
Retired teacher documents WV’s water-powered mills
Yeager, WV Air Guard to celebrate 70th anniversary with air show this fall
Rick Steelhammer: Bill and Jim’s excellent literary adventure taking shape
New River Gorge trails hosting group dog walks
Buckskin Council seeks support for summer camp’s scholarship fund
Rick Steelhammer: Swamp draining on hold as Trump team members visit WV
Retired DuPont engineer named national volunteer of the year
April temperatures warmest on record in four West Virginia cities
Rick Steelhammer: We’ll have fun, fun, fun ’til the pollsters take our porch swings away
Downtown Parkersburg federal building up for bid in GSA online auction
Omnibus spending bill includes $14 million for restoring Yeager safety zone
Park Service cliff rescue training program returns to its WV birthplace
Rick Steelhammer: Making statements with denim — the fabric of our lives
Toilets leave WV park superintendent flush with enthusiasm
Trail authority says it supports veto, new ATV systems in WV
American testing move to regional jets for flights to, from Yeager
Idea of being without bears gives Pocahontas sanctuary owner paws
Rick Steelhammer: Here’s hoping NY’s population drain clogs ours
WV DNR seeks public’s help in tracking state’s rattlesnake range
Yeager Airport seeks $14 million for new safety-overrun plan
Statue part of Jackson County history
US entry into World War I was no surprise to those in Charleston
Rick Steelhammer: Some tales of two like-named cities