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The wrong message for Iran

August 10, 2015 If it was not clear previously that President Barack Obama is an incredibly astute politician but a disaster of a diplomat, it certainly is now. more »»

Bond over common fears

August 9, 2015 Have you ever tried to dog-sit for a creature bigger than you are? Last week’s adventures included just such a difficulty for me. more »»

Football is better than politics

August 9, 2015 Those that know me know that I follow politics like many follow sports. more »»

West Virginia needs to take advantage of natural resources

August 9, 2015 The development of Marcellus and Utica shales may well be the financial savior for West Virginia. more »»

Are you ready for a new school year?

August 9, 2015 School starts in some of our local schools in eleven days. more »»

Chamber seeking nominations

August 9, 2015 Each year at the MOV Chamber Annual Dinner, we recognize ten area businesses and individuals for their accomplishments over the past year in the following categories: 1. New Business of the Year 2. more »»

Humorous books bring laughs

August 9, 2015 Enjoy some humorous summer reading! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and daughter Francesca Serritella team up again for a book of essays in “Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?” The... more »»

Homemade wedding sign — part two: ceremony sign

August 9, 2015 The quest to create the sign for my upcoming October wedding has advanced rather quickly. more »»

'Invisible' snakes are out in nature

August 9, 2015 While mowing the yard, I always watch the grass ahead of me because I’d never forgive myself if I ran over and killed a box turtle. more »»

Third graders awarded

August 9, 2015 These Beverly-Center Elementary School third graders received various awards at the school’s 2015 End-of-the-Year awards assembly. In Mrs. more »»

Miracle of the Onyx

August 9, 2015 The winter wind was swift and bitter. It penetrated the weathered boards of the old barn. He worked by lantern light. more »»

Homecoming Time

August 9, 2015 I read in the newspaper today, Homecoming in downtown Parkersburg is almost here. Every third weekend in August, We’ll meet and greet old and new friends from far and near. more »»

Country club celebrates renovation

August 8, 2015 West Virginia’s oldest country club has a new look. more »»

Rivers center of attention in city

August 8, 2015 The following are excerpts from an undated issue of “The Waterman’s Journal,” written by James V. Swift. Mr. Swift had requested information about who built early steamboats in this area. more »»

Kasich can do well in the cities

August 3, 2015 The candidate who captures the big-city vote will be our next president. more »»

Rarely a win-win situation

August 2, 2015 Economics is a funny thing. It is very rare for a set of circumstances to result in a win-win. Usually, someone is losing. more »»

Learn to discern bias

August 2, 2015 These days there is a great deal of discussion about biased and unbiased news. Personally, I am convinced that, by its nature, all news is biased. more »»

Use up produce in jams and jellies

August 2, 2015 Last weekend was one for the memory books. On the way to our granddaughter’s wedding in South Carolina, we took a very short detour to the Latta Plantation above Charlott. more »»

New Amish book releases

August 2, 2015 There are several new Amish book releases to enjoy on a late summer day! A young Amish woman finds out her father was keeping secrets that will change her life in Amy Lillard’s “Lorie’s Hear. more »»

Homemade wedding sign, part one: a base coat

August 2, 2015 By GRETCHEN RICHARDS By now, it is no secret to readers of my column that I am getting married in a couple of months. more »»



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