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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 »»

Live music energizes local couple

September 13, 2014 Jerry and Ruby Ruppel of Parkersburg are among the most avid fans of live music in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Fish tales fill river-loving communities

September 13, 2014 The rivers, the Ohio and Little Kanawha offered many opportunities to the counties through which they flowed. In addition to offering swimming, fishing was another great benefit. more »»

Here’s where the money goes

September 8, 2014 Where’d all the money go? If you spent part of the weekend paying bills, that question may enter your mind. I may be able to help with a partial answer: Washington. more »»

Vague words won’t stop killers

September 7, 2014 Last week, the Islamic State killed another American journalist. more »»

Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff update

September 7, 2014 Just over four weeks from today, we will be having an awesome time at Point Park for the fourth Annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Oct. 11 from noon-3 p.m. more »»

Students reminded of bus safety

September 7, 2014 Beverly-Center students started their school year off with an assembly, led by bus driver Janet Barth, to remind them of how to wait for and ride the school bus safely. more »»

The bell tolls for passenger pigeons

September 7, 2014 One hundred years ago, on September 1st, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo. “Martha” was reported to have been at least 17 years old. more »»



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