The Haliaeetus leucocephalus -- bald eagle -- is taking a liking to Jefferson National Forest in eastern West Virginia.
Volunteer observers at the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory -- an old fire tower -- counted 195 bald eagles migrating in the last three months. That beats a record of 137 set just three years ago.
That's a far cry from the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s; sightings never topped nine from 1974 to 1994.
This year, 11 were sighted in a single day.
The ban on DDT strengthened eagle eggshells, reducing chick mortality. Once faced with extirpation in the Lower 48 states, federal officials removed the bald eagle from the endangered species list in 1998 and the threatened list in 2007.
But the bald eagle remains protected under a 1940 federal law. The bird of prey is fittingly not only the national bird but the national animal.
Long may she fly.
Augustus Pollack is moving, even though he died 107 years ago. Officials in Wheeling are moving a statue dedicated to the founder of Crown Stogies, which became West Virginia's largest cigar maker.
But that is not what makes his memorial special.
The monument shows Pollack shaking hands with a worker.
"Erected by trade union members of United States in memory of Augustus Pollack whose business life and actions always in sympathy with organized labor," the inscription on the monument reads.