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Senate race should be tough fight

November 30, 2015 Look for the West Virginia state Senate race between Democrat incumbent Jack Yost and Republican challenger Ryan Weld to be a knock-down, drag-out battle. more »»

Series of seasonal mishaps

November 29, 2015 I’m having one of those weeks. Maybe we all are. And the turkey-induced haze from taking part in three different Thanksgiving dinners is not helping m. more »»

Common Core saga should be winding down

November 29, 2015 In case you are not aware, a chart was prepared last year by the West Virginia Department of Education that compared the pre- “Common Core State Standards (CCSS)” used by West Virginia with the... more »»

Christmas or holiday themed books hit the shelves

November 29, 2015 It’s the time of year when Christmas or holiday themed books start popping up. Here are a few new good ones in the Amish genre. more »»

A winter scarf: part seven — a makeshift yarn bowl

November 29, 2015 By the time people get around to finishing a basket-weave knitted scarf, they become pretty good at the concept of changing over from knit to pur. more »»

Community parade set

November 29, 2015 The annual Beverly-Waterford Christmas parade is tonight, forming at 4:30 p.m. at Waterford High School and stepping off at 5:50 p.m. more »»

Gearing up to the Christmas Season

November 29, 2015 Well, how was your Thanksgiving? Ate too much? Did you shop ‘til you dropped on Black Friday? Well, I have to be honest with you — as much as I love to shop, and having four family businesses and... more »»

Making meals 'From Scratch'

November 29, 2015 Alana Chernila offers a cookbook of making more “from scratch” in “The Homemade Kitchen. more »»

Recent books for the holidays

November 29, 2015 As the holidays approach, here are some books I recommend for any nature-lover on your gift list. more »»

Get ready for holiday season

November 29, 2015 In two days, we will be entering the last month of 2015. Get a cup of tea, or coffee, and sit down for a few minutes of evaluating your plans you had for this yea. more »»

Hill devoted to health initiative

November 28, 2015 The Rev. Janice Hill of Parkersburg is trying to improve the health of West Virginians. more »»

Thanksgiving in Parkersburg

November 28, 2015 Thanksgiving: A traditional holiday without a history In every home in America, preparations are under way for observance of Thanksgiving Day. more »»

Moderate thinkers unfashionable

November 23, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s strategy in running for president seems to be that there’s a silent majority of Americans ready for a thoughtful, compassionate conservativ. more »»

A look back at television's 'The Virginian'

November 23, 2015 One of the most popular westerns ever on television was the 90-minute-long adventures of “The Virginian.” This long-running drama was the first 90-minute western series ever attempted on T. more »»

We must help refugees

November 22, 2015 In four days, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, a day on which we are reminded how grateful we should be for our blessings, and a day which traces its roots to Puritans celebrating after making... more »»

Say 'no more' to Common Core

November 22, 2015 The aim of the public schools is to produce good citizens who are capable of self-government, with little legal restraint. more »»

Thoughts regarding peace

November 22, 2015 Peace, the elusive angel of utopia ... more »»

Downtown PKB partners for Small Business Saturday

November 22, 2015 Shoppers are being asked to make a big difference to small businesses by spending at least one day supporting their local communities. Small Business Saturday takes place Nov. 28. more »»

Be thankful — It's Thanksgiving

November 22, 2015 Thanksgiving week. more »»

Give Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving everyone

November 22, 2015 It seems like we just celebrated Thanksgiving and here we our shopping for turkeys again. When I was young, older people would always tell me how fast the years go b. more »»

New young adult books good for all ages

November 22, 2015 Just because it is marketed as a young adult book, doesn’t mean it won’t thrill adults too! These new young adult books prove that to be the case! First is a thrill ride of a science fiction book,... more »»


St. Marys Christmas Concert December 1, 2015

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Concert Band will present its Christmas concert — the last concert of the season — at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the St. Marys Marina in St. Marys.The concert is free to the public with holiday refreshments provided by the band. more »

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