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More than one way to cross a river

April 25, 2014 A strong case could be made that it was the rivers that first brought people to what is now Parkersburg and contributed greatly in its growth. The rivers were a good thin. more »»

GOP making gains in the state

April 21, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after all. They like good story lines — i.e. more »»

Looking for Gems of the Valley

April 20, 2014 I hope you all are having a wonderful Easter Sunday morning. The snow is behind us (right? RIGHT?!), and all the possibilities of Spring are ahead. more »»

Statewide issues to tackle

April 20, 2014 At a meeting last December with my fellow Chamber executives from across the State of West Virginia, we held a session on issues and challenges that face all business communities around our fine... more »»

Science-fiction, shapeshifters in books

April 20, 2014 Time travel, shapeshifters and chosen fighters are just a few stories in new books this week! A first novel explores time travel as an English lord gets “lost” in the future in Bee Ridgway’s “The... more »»

Story time slated

April 20, 2014 ‘Read to Me’ story time for children ages 2-6 is scheduled this Wednesday from 11 am to noon at the Beverly Public Library. This week’s topic is ‘Hyenas. more »»

Easter service scheduled

April 20, 2014 Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. today at Pennsville United Methodist Church. Breakfast following. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. more »»

Hummingbirds coming soon

April 20, 2014 One of the things I look forward to each spring is the northbound migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds. Until 1997, that meant waiting until one showed up at my feeder. more »»

Egg recipes for Easter

April 20, 2014 Happy Easter! For Christians, this is the most Holy day of the year. Since our country was conceived as a Christian nation that should include most folks. more »»

Home cooking with Neelys

April 20, 2014 Pat and Gina Neely bring Southern comfort food to home cooks in “Back Home With the Neelys. more »»

An American-made success story

April 19, 2014 Media outlets are filled with stories about failing businesses and workers losing their jobs. more »»

Colorful Easter finery marks Parkersburg celebrations

April 19, 2014 Easter Day: Perfect weather, with peace on Earth and good will toward men Yesterday was Easter Day — a day celebrated by the whole civilized world. more »»

Quest for the silk shirt: part three

April 18, 2014 Carving up several yards of $12. more »»

Politics become too personal

April 14, 2014 Many of those radical environmentalists and liberal politicans who have managed to scare us to death over global warming are too young to remember the bugaboo of just a few decades ago. more »»

City a bustling place in 1864

April 14, 2014 Think back 150 years ago to 1864, make it March. Your town is swamped with thousands of transient men in unifor. more »»

Being prepared key to a safe trek

April 13, 2014 As I said out loud the other day, I will probably get lost between my back door and car sometime soon, after chuckling a bit about an article reporting a group of Kentucky hikers who had managed to... more »»

Gun ownership brings safety responsibilities

April 13, 2014 There are more people in our country today who have firearms and ammunition than ever before in the history of our nation, and most do not have a clue on how to use either safely. more »»

Downtown requires quality government

April 13, 2014 Last week I attended a meeting in Charleston about how things were going for our Downtown PKB program. more »»

Large variety in women’s fiction

April 13, 2014 There’s a variety in women’s fiction this week! First is an 1813 romance of spies and adventure in Stefanie Sloane’s “The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match. more »»

Beverly-Center announces honors

April 13, 2014 These students were named to the honor roll at Beverly-Center Elementary School for the third nine weeks grading period: Kindergarten Super Skills — Peyton Bell, Tyce Beardsley, Cain Campbell,... more »»



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