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Former nurse plans St. Joseph's picnic

July 29, 2015 Carolyn Cunningham loved working as a nurse for 48 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg. Cunningham has been putting together the first St. more »»

Court's coal stance unrealistic

July 27, 2015 A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled recently that, in effect, it’s not what the law states in plain English that matter. more »»

'Hunger doesn't take a vacation'

July 27, 2015 Those in our community who face hunger aren’t always who you think they are. Hunger can affect anyone, at any stage of life. more »»

A look back at John Wayne's 'The Shootist'

July 27, 2015 John Wayne and Lauren Bacall starred in the dramatic western, “The Shootist,” the Duke’s last movie. more »»

Distraction, disaster related

July 26, 2015 Oh, the perils of distraction. There is a reason “distraction” and “disaster” are such similar words, I think. Disasters, of course, come in varying degrees. more »»

Politics and religion

July 26, 2015 Lately, many discussions have revolved around politics. They’re sometimes intense and on rare instances, they culminate in frustratio. more »»

W.Va., nation need statesmanship

July 26, 2015 “Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. more »»

Division, complacency dangerous for U.S.

July 26, 2015 Communism failed because it could not feed the people. more »»

Make use of summer produce now

July 26, 2015 Today is a great day. One of my granddaughters, Jessica, is getting married today. From the plans, and all the work, it will be a beautiful ceremony and a joyful time. more »»

Kids books for late summer reading

July 26, 2015 It’s kids’ books week! For young kids who might be afraid of the dark is “Night Animals” by Gianna Marino. Skunk goes to see Possum, who is hiding in his home from the night animals. more »»

Chili cookoff still accepting entries

July 26, 2015 You know you want to do this! Several weeks ago the MOV Chamber started talking up our annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookof. more »»

Mammals on my mind while in New Mexico

July 26, 2015 While vacationing in New Mexico recently, I observed some chipmunks at the top of Sandia Peak in Albuquerque. I knew they couldn’t be eastern chipmunks, but I had no idea what species they might b. more »»

Beverly-Center honors several first graders at assembly

July 26, 2015 Several Beverly-Center first graders received awards from their teachers at the school’s end-of-the-year awards assembly. In Mrs. more »»

Embree picnic slated

July 26, 2015 Annual Embree Picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Embree Park. Cracker Jacks, Ice cream and Lemonade. Races and games. Current and past residents of Penn Township. more »»

Kicks for Kids to light up city

July 25, 2015 Downtown Parkersburg will be filled with runners and walkers tonight who are raising money to buy shoes for children. more »»

Entrepreneur offers park, refreshment, prize fights

July 25, 2015 You are invited Gusty Fries has provided a place long needed. more »»

Send crooked politicians to jail

July 20, 2015 Crooked politicians are found in every state. But it’s a safe bet that West Virginia, if not No. 1, is in the Corrupt Government Hall of Fame. more »»

Patience rewarded after uneventful visits

July 20, 2015 There always comes a time when things tend to slow down when searching for evidence in the paranormal world. more »»

Taking children for hikes

July 19, 2015 There’s nothing quite like a good walk in the woods — incidentally, there’s also nothing quite like the book “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson —but, for a little soul-searching, exercise, fresh... more »»

There is no 'I' in team for downtown area

July 19, 2015 In my last article, I spent some time sharing with you the mission and vision of Downtown PKB and how we plan to “tackle” the task of revitalizing our downtown. more »»



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