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Stay warm with recipes

February 2, 2014 I am all for setting records, but the records the temperatures set this past week are for the birds! And even the birds didn’t like them. It is pretty bad when the Ohio Valley is colder than Alask. more »»

Wellness center readies new location

February 1, 2014 Dr. Callie Rader is looking forward to operating her Parkersburg business out of a building she owns. more »»

Protection not EPA's middle name

January 27, 2014 Perhaps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ought to worry less about shutting down every coal-fired power plant in the country and more about safeguarding Americans against toxic tap wate. more »»

Civil War: John Morgan's foolish raid

January 26, 2014 This column covers an historic event from July 1863. So, your 150 columnist is six months late in covering an interesting event affecting Parkersburg. more »»

Chamber Business Expo planned for March 3

January 26, 2014 It probably goes without saying that customers take many forms. more »»

Books to entertain kids on snowy days

January 26, 2014 It’s kids’ books week! Little Golden Book recently released two new titles, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” with illustrations by Sheilah Beckett an “How to Be a Pirate” by Sue Fliess with... more »»

Spelling bee held

January 26, 2014 Fort Frye Junior High School and Beverly-Center Elementary Schools both held their school-level spelling bees on Wednesday, January 15. more »»

A cold January to remember

January 26, 2014 This will be a January to remember. It’s not quite as bad as the Blizzard of 1950, but only we older folks remember that. more »»

Healthy weeknight dishes to enjoy

January 26, 2014 Ellie Krieger recently released a new cookbook that will get a healthy dinner to the table in 30 minutes or less with “Weeknight Wonders. more »»

Boggs performs on 'Ellen' show

January 25, 2014 Jumping rope on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Burbank, Calif., was a dream-come-true for Tori Boggs of Vienna. more »»

Spending balloons in Charleston

January 20, 2014 If you’ve been following the West Virginia budget news lately, you may be expecting a period of austerity in state government. Don’t hold your breath. State spending is about to explode. Gov. more »»

Why renovate old buildings?

January 19, 2014 There’s a joke we tell about operating a historic hotel. “What’s the difference between an old hotel and a historic one? About 100 bucks a night. more »»

Pennsville Methodist to hold potluck

January 19, 2014 Penn Modern Mothers OCCL will meet with Cindy Wilson with co-hostess; Pam Montgomery on Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., Program Yoga with Connie King. more »»

Cold weather continues

January 19, 2014 It is amazing how quickly the days start to be longer. It shouldn’t be any surprise since it has been doing that from the beginning of earth. more »»

Free community lunch offered

January 19, 2014 A free community lunch is being served Saturday, January 25 from 11:30-1:00 at the Beverly United Methodist Church. The menu will include soup, sandwiches, dessert, and a beverage. more »»

Murder mysteries abound for winter reading

January 19, 2014 A woman raised Amish returns to her small town to open and bed and breakfast and finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation in Emma Miller’s “Plain Murde. more »»

Taking dogs to a second chance

January 18, 2014 Dr. John Lee flies dogs to a better life. Lee, a Marietta anesthesiologist, is a pilot who transports unwanted dogs to loving homes. more »»

Controlling flood insurance rates

January 14, 2014 For too many homeowners in West Virginia, flood insurance rates are rising faster than floodwaters in a rainstorm. more »»

Capito can’t be stereotyped

January 13, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito has a big ace up her sleeve going into the race to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller. It is simply that Democrats will be unable to portray her as a hardline conservative. more »»

Delegates to launch small business committee

January 12, 2014 Conservative numbers estimate nearly 95 percent of the businesses in West Virginia are classified as small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration definition of employing less tha... more »»



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