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State should not take step backward

August 22, 2016 Talk about job creation is common among politicians. But here in West Virginia, there is a particular urgency about the issue. We’re in deep trouble and it’s likely to get wors. more »»

'Cheyenne,' another classic TV western

August 22, 2016 Big Clint Walker starred as Cheyenne Bodie. Bodie, all 6-foot-6 of him, roamed the West just after the Civil War, doing an assortment of jobs as he went. more »»

'Zoombies,' one man's streaming movie review

August 22, 2016 I turned it off. I was with a friend, who encouraged me to turn it back on. I did. Then I turned it off again. “Sharknado” isn’t tongue and cheek, it’s yelling at you! The same is true with “Zoombies. more »»

Recipe contest deadline near

August 21, 2016 Yard sale season may be wrapping up, but there was one more organization requesting donated items for a sale last week, and I needed to go through my kitchen. more »»

Pro-jobs, pro-economy legislature

August 21, 2016 For the first time in over 80 years the West Virginia legislature has a majority of Republicans. more »»

Delicious desserts for summertime

August 21, 2016 Here are some delicious desserts to enjoy before summer ends! *** Orange Sherbet Cake 1 box orange cake mix 1 small box orange jello 1 cup water 1/2 cup oil 2 eggs Mix all ingredients. more »»

Use up or 'put up' produce

August 21, 2016 August is on the way to be history. The days are definitely getting shorter. more »»

Mystery, romance in several new books

August 21, 2016 There are some new mystery books out now and a new fantasy romance as well. more »»

It’s back to school time at 'The Fort'

August 21, 2016 School begins this Thursday, August 25, for students in the Fort Frye School District. Beverly-Center’s website offers two reminders to returning students and their families. more »»

Celebrate 100 years of U.S. National Parks

August 21, 2016 In 2009 documentary filmmaker Ken Burns celebrated the National Park Service. In a PBS television series, he called our National Parks, “America’s Best Idea. more »»

Open to more than members

August 21, 2016 If you read this column every other week, you most likely know that the Chamber of Commerce puts on a lot of events for its members — it’s our mission. more »»

McCarthy thankful for transplant

August 20, 2016 Greg McCarthy wants to spread a message of hope and faith. Faith can get a person through the darkest of times, McCarthy said. more »»

Cemetery suffers decades of neglect

August 20, 2016 Tavenner Cemetery is one of Parkersburg’s most historic burying grounds. Originally part of lands owned by Capt. more »»

Back to school advice

August 19, 2016 School really is what you make of it. more »»

Amazon brings back big blue hero 'The Tick'

August 18, 2016 Friday brings back a classic comedic superhero and the most compelling reason so far for me to subscribe to Amazon Prime. more »»

Trump may be own worst enemy

August 15, 2016 Ohioans and Pennsylvanians can expect to see a lot of Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, between now and Nov. 8. more »»

Mothman mystery remains

August 15, 2016 Most people when they hear of Point Pleasant, W.Va., think of the collapse of the Silver Bridge. more »»

'Project Almanac,' a streaming movie review

August 15, 2016 M.I.T. M.I.T. M.I.T. Is that annoying you? Buckle up for “Project Almanac.” At first, I thought this was a documentary covering a year’s worth of “Project Runway. more »»

Journalism’s bright future

August 14, 2016 Last weekend, newspaper people from all over the Mountain State gathered for the annual West Virginia Press Association convention. more »»

Cameron High School’s wildflower meadow

August 14, 2016 When Cameron, West Virginia’s new high school opened in 2012, it was touted as a state of the art facility, perhaps the best in the state. It was truly a big deal in this small rural community. more »»

Book Review: Some new Amish reads

August 14, 2016 Jennifer Beckstrand continues her Honeybee Sisters series with “A Bee in Her Bonne. more »»


Bingo August 27, 2016

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Catholic football team will hold a Pampered Chef bingo from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 27 at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, 532 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg.Doors will open at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Crusader football tea. more »

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