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Butterflies on rebound?

September 21, 2014 The last few years have been tough on monarch butterflies. Roundup®, a widely used agricultural herbicide, kills the milkweed plants monarchs require for egg-laying. more »»

Land Reuse Agency a plan with a bad odor

September 21, 2014 Several local heavy hitters are lobbying the Parkersburg City Council to adopt a potentially large agency called a Land Reuse Agency, and to me the proposal has a bad odor to it. more »»

Beverly-Center welcomes new staff

September 21, 2014 Several ‘new faces’ have joined the staff at Beverly-Center Elementary School as the 2014-2015 school year begins. Kindergarten welcomes Mrs. Kirstie Saunders. Mrs. more »»

New mysteries available

September 21, 2014 Get caught up in some new mysteries! Now available in paperback is New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline’s “Accused.” Mary Dinunzio has just made partner in her law firm. more »»

Ready for holidays with cookies

September 21, 2014 As you read this, we will be traveling south to come home from a much needed two-week vacation. It is such a pleasure to go to Villa Roma in the Catskills since we feel it is almost our second home. more »»

Southern cooking gets ‘Super Fast’

September 21, 2014 Southern Living gets comfort food to the table in 20 minutes or less with “Super Fast Southern.” This book is made with busy families in mind to get dinner ready quick and with little fuss. more »»

Groups working to restore cemetery

September 20, 2014 Several Wood County groups are working together to raise money for the restoration of the historic Riverview Cemetery in the 1300 block of Juliana Street in Parkersburg. more »»

Mussels a strong part of area's past

September 20, 2014 Another industry — that of dredging Ohio River for mussels has been located; beds with fine quality of shell have been found in stream Wheeling, W.Va. more »»

Miners will decide themselves

September 15, 2014 Years ago when our area still was dotted with coal mines and had thousands of active miners, some of them went out on a wildcat strike. more »»

Anchorage provides FAQ session with ghost

September 15, 2014 With Halloween only a month and a half away people are already trying to find things to do for the season. more »»

The day that changed everyone

September 14, 2014 On Sept. 10, 2001, I worked a night shift. I was, therefore, still asleep at 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11 when the first plane flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. more »»

Bike lanes good idea for downtown

September 14, 2014 At the risk of repeating myself, I think we need to discuss the idea of bicycling in downtown Parkersburg in a little more depth. more »»

Amish life, small towns explored in books

September 14, 2014 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray releases “Joyful,” in her “Return to Sugarcreek” series. more »»

Winter kills or does it?

September 14, 2014 Last winter many readers wrote to ask how wildlife could survive the frigid polar vortices. more »»

Students of month are named

September 14, 2014 These Beverly-Center students started out the 2014-2015 school year on a high note by being named ‘Student of the Month’ for August: Kindergarten — Addison Steele and Hannah Weiker; First Grade —... more »»

Battered: The ugly truth

September 14, 2014 This is a story I wrote twenty years ago for the Cartersville Tribune in Cartersville, Georgia. It seems we have not progressed much in all those years. more »»

New Legacy Trio to perform at local church

September 14, 2014 New Legacy Trio will sing at the Pennsville United Methodist Church today at 11 a.m. Potluck to follow. All are welcome. Fred Blind had heart surgery on Thursday, Aug. more »»

Newlywed scroll, part two: a blank page

September 14, 2014 In last week’s column, I decided to use my skills in calligraphy and painting to create an illuminated scroll to celebrate the marriage of my cousin Eric Nesselrotte to his best friend, Holly... more »»

Cookie recipes to start the school year

September 14, 2014 Every once in awhile, it is enjoyable to take a road trip, all by one’s lonesome, to visit some of the places that were important in one’s childhood and that is what I did several weeks ago. more »»

‘Indulge’ with sweet treats

September 14, 2014 Kathy Wakile, one of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” recently teamed up with Miriam Harris to release “Indulge” a cookbook celebrating all thing sweet in bite-sized packages. more »»



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