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I Know Why She Smiles

January 31, 2016 My sister and I had just returned from Mass. We were both just kids. Savannah is hot in August and I dreaded the long bus ride. more »»

City native creates music videos

January 30, 2016 Parkersburg native Tyler Murray continues his popularity on YouTube. more »»

Fire crews aim to keep city safe

January 30, 2016 Fire company We have been pleased to witness the interest which the members of the Fire Company attached to the engine have manifested at the several turnouts. more »»

Nowhere to go but up in W.Va.?

January 25, 2016 Many humans have a need to feel superior to at least some other people. more »»

Having a dog for safety

January 24, 2016 Chalk it up to frozen brain cells if you’d like, but this week, every time I sat down to write a column, I came up a little short. more »»

Resolve PEIA issues before more teachers leave

January 24, 2016 As the 2016 legislative session begins, I ask our citizens to rally around state workers and to ask their legislators to wholeheartedly support funding the $120 million Public Employees Insurance... more »»

Oh ... Christmas tree?

January 24, 2016 All right. ‘Fess up. more »»

Celebrating the playoffs season in style

January 24, 2016 With the below temperatures we are limited as to what we can do outside — not really much at all. more »»

Buggies and bonnet stories draw in readers

January 24, 2016 One historical and one modern times Amish story out now follows two women’s journeys. more »»

Cardinals gather in a snowstorm

January 24, 2016 By the time you read this, there’s a good chance the ground will be covered by a blanket of fresh snow. At least that’s what the meteorologists are predicting. more »»

Townsend honored to be a Rosie

January 23, 2016 Dorothy Townsend of Parkersburg will have her story told as part of the West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project. more »»

Stay warm by fire and enjoy sweet treats

January 23, 2016 This past week has given us a real taste of winter — from a holiday weekend to a chilly weekend. As this is written, the forecast is for more snow than is presently here and not quite so cold. more »»

City deals with water pump woes

January 23, 2016 Remembering the old pump Almost every school boy recollects the old Pump upon the corner of Court and Juliana streets, opposite Mr. more »»

Agent Carter steps out of shadows

January 21, 2016 Star turns in “Captain America: The First Avenger” and ABC’s “Agent Carter” has turned Peggy Carter into a bigger movie and TV star than she ever was in the comics. more »»

Unions are on our side

January 19, 2016 You may have recently seen articles about “Workplace Freedom.” Don’t be fooled. This is not some new law. It is a smoke-screen for the Right-to-Work law. The Right-to-Work law is unnecessar. more »»

Budget concerns to loom in W.Va.

January 18, 2016 West Virginia legislators have to fill a $353 million hole in the state budget, but there’s good/bad news about that: They may be part of the way there, even before going into session next week. more »»

An arrival and a winter warning

January 18, 2016 After months of mild weather, frigid winter temperatures and snow arrived this week. But days are already getting longer, new winged visitors are arriving, and spring will return in just nine weeks. more »»

'Wanted Dead or Alive' is a classic TV western

January 18, 2016 The “Wanted Dead or Alive” television series produced one of the biggest superstars to ever emerge from TV to motion picture stardom. That man, of course, was the late Steve McQueen. more »»

Closed amusement park is still attracting visitors

January 18, 2016 As adults I am sure we all can remember when we were kids jumping in our parents’ car to take a trip. Our destination for the day was to have fun at the fair or amusement park. more »»

Nation making progress

January 17, 2016 A few years ago, there was a series of commercials featuring celebrities who encouraged us to “celebrate different. more »»



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