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Suspense novels to keep the guessing

May 22, 2016 Get some new suspense and mystery for your spring and summer reading! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline tells a story of genetics and donors in “Most Wanted” (St. Martins, $27.99. more »»

17-year periodical cicada has returned

May 22, 2016 It’s not often insects make news, but for weeks I’ve been hearing and reading about the imminent emergence of 17-year periodical cicadas. more »»

Sycamore Station

May 22, 2016 The scarecrow moved. In fact, he was doing a dance of sorts. Half running across the young field of corn, he fell several time. more »»

Art show winners named

May 22, 2016 The Fort Frye High School Art Department held its annual student art show Thursday, May 12 in the high school’s small gym. Students in Ms. more »»

Money being raised to help students

May 21, 2016 What began nearly 10 years ago as a small golf tournament has grown into an effort to raise $100,000 annually to help Parkersburg High School student. more »»

Parkersburg’s gold rush

May 21, 2016 Want to go to Alaska: Senator Camden deluged with applications Senator Camden is not going to Alaska to dig gold. more »»

Trump-Kasich could be a winner

May 16, 2016 Don’t hold it against Ohio Gov. John Kasich that so many in the national media pundit class have suggested he’d be a good running mate for Donald Trum. more »»

Not everyone left Fort Boreman Park

May 16, 2016 A good location to seek for the unknown can be hard to find at times. Some are not willing to allow people on their property, or the cost that some locations charge is to high to attend. more »»

Shibori Dyeing: Part one — experimentation

May 16, 2016 For me, crafting is so much fun because it gives me an excuse to constantly learn new skills and put them to the test. more »»

Value of a good night's sleep

May 16, 2016 I tossed and turned all night unable to fall asleep. First, it was too hot, then too cold. Never finding the just right for a solid slumber. My mind raced heavy with worries and woe. more »»

A classic western series: 'Rawhide'

May 16, 2016 “Rawhide” was the story of the great cattle drives to the railheads at Kansas City, Mo. more »»

Looking back at the week

May 15, 2016 Once in a while, a week goes by that is so scattered it can produce nothing but a bunch of passing thoughts, rather than a coherent column. more »»

Make use of local spring produce again

May 15, 2016 Have you planted your rice field yet? Here on the hilltop, it looks like that will be only crop that has any future, with all the “showers” that we have had as this is written! The grass is growing... more »»

Yay for spring, grilling out

May 15, 2016 When I think of spring I think of beautiful mornings with sunshine, flowers and trees blooming; however, this spring, we have had our share of rain and cool day. more »»

Several new books for women's fiction fans to enjoy

May 15, 2016 For those who like women’s fiction in historical eras or different cultures there are several new novels out with you in mind! First is Suzanne Woods Fisher’s latest book in her Amish series, The... more »»

Rose-breasted grosbeaks common this year

May 15, 2016 On April 27th a male rose-breasted grosbeak appeared on a feeder just outside my office window. more »»

Edwards sees marketplace revival

May 14, 2016 Marvin Edwards is enthused about the possibilities of turning the Point Park Marketplace into a destination spot in Parkersburg. more »»

Church source of pride for city

May 14, 2016 Handsome chandeliers for the Chapel of the Good Shepherd are of solid brass; being put in by C.C. more »»

Election law change deeply flawed

May 9, 2016 I have to wonder how we in the press managed to be so out-to-lunch when West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin changed the way judges at all levels are elected. more »»

'The Arrival,' a streaming movie review

May 9, 2016 I missed amidst the knee-high green grass and delicate red flowers, the woman wore a parka. It’s springtime, right? This patch of Eden is in the middle of Antarctica. more »»



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