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Asking questions is always best

June 1, 2014 I was a spelling bee kid. Oh, not at the level of River Elementary School eighth-grader Peyton Hall, but I did make it into the top 10 in my region onc. more »»

Working to start a new business?

June 1, 2014 I truly admire someone who can take their life's passion and make a living from it. Those who know me for more than 15 minutes know I love tennis. I love playing it and I love watching it. more »»

Fort Frye Art Show winners named

June 1, 2014 The Fort Frye High School art department held its annual art show May 15 in the school’s small gym. Receiving “Best of Show” was Abigail Medina for her Encaustic entitled “Peacock. more »»

Women’s fiction for summer time

June 1, 2014 Several new books are available to throw in a bag for a great read on vacation! The matchmaking Amish couple is back in “Huckleberry Summer” by Jennifer Beckstrand. more »»

Caterpillars, birds and trees dependent

June 1, 2014 I recently heard a lecture by Jim McCormac, a biologist with the Ohio DNR. He argued that caterpillars, forest birds, and trees were dependent upon each other for survival. more »»

Ladies Auxiliary to meet

June 1, 2014 Penn VFD Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Embree Park. Penn Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the township hall. Public is welcome to attend. more »»

Bermuda sloop part two: Preparing the cloth

June 1, 2014 Anyone who crafts for any amount of time will agree that there are two types of crafts: those where the set up takes longer than the crafting, and those where the crafting time takes longer than the... more »»

Welcoming June, summer

June 1, 2014 Welcome to June; month of graduations and weddings. There could be volumes written about brides, grooms and weddings. more »»

Grant to allow for free art classes

May 31, 2014 Wood County teacher Heather Royer has received a grant for a program she hopes will build relationships in Parkersburg. more »»

Volcano home to lively characters

May 31, 2014 Late J.L. Showalter was hero of romantic adventure during the war It is not generally known that John L. more »»

That forgotten legion

May 26, 2014 Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. more »»

Capito is still the favorite

May 26, 2014 U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito received 72,359 votes in the primary election. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant garnered 101,663 votes. more »»

Fighting cancer with every step

May 25, 2014 My niece can’t pronounce my name. I won’t tell you all what she calls me, because if anyone else — with the possible exception of her younger brother — called me that, I would ... more »»

Downtown needs sponsors

May 25, 2014 Last week I had the opportunity to attend the National Main Streets Conference in downtown Detroit, a city with plenty of deep problems, but working hard to survive. more »»

Mysteries for long weekend

May 25, 2014 #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris starts a new series with “Midnight Crossroad. more »»

Brown-headed cowbirds are lousy parents

May 25, 2014 When I walked to my office this morning, I noticed a female brown-headed cowbird perched high atop the tallest tree in the yard. For 10 minutes she surveyed the surrounding area. more »»

Keeper of the curve

May 25, 2014 His mind raced. It raced as fast as the high performance engine that purred beneath the expensive sports car. more »»

Plan a summer break in the backyard

May 25, 2014 The last week of May already. I hope you are taking advantage of each and every day of this spring season. It is hard to really enjoy spring when that old cold air keeps sneaking into our regio. more »»

It’s time to plant the tomatoes

May 25, 2014 PARKERSBURG — We all remember the commercial “Time to Make the Donuts.” Well, it is “Time to Plant the tomatoes. more »»

Bermuda sloop part 1, definitions

May 25, 2014 Until now, readers have been following my efforts in creating a shirt made from silk. But when I tied off the final strings of that last week, I found myself needing to move on to a different project. more »»



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