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A time for soul-searching

June 28, 2015 A glance through last week’s top news stories provided a lot of food for thought — and soul-searching. more »»

The Committee is off to a rocky start

June 28, 2015 I read with interest the June 20 News and Sentinel article concerning the citizen group called the Committee. more »»

Say goodbye to June, hello July

June 28, 2015 June is getting ready to go out the door. Half the year will be over by Wednesday. In six months, Christmas Day will be over and we will be waiting for the New Year. more »»

Start grilling with new cookbook

June 28, 2015 Host of Travel Channel’s “American Grilled” David Guas releases a cookbook perfect for summer in “Grill Nation. more »»

Kids' books for summer reading

June 28, 2015 Its kids’ books week! For young kids, there are a couple of new board books out. First is “Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus” by James Dean (HarperFestival, $6.99, ages newborn to 4. more »»

A tin mansion

June 28, 2015 There was a saying around the little southern town. If you were bad, you went to hell and if you were real bad, you went to work at the creosote plant. more »»

Beverly-Center award winners recognized

June 28, 2015 These Beverly-Center first, second, and third graders were honored by school principal Megan Miller at the school’s end of the year awards ceremony for achievements they earned throughout the year. more »»

Township trustees to meet on Wednesday

June 28, 2015 Penn township trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the township building. Open to the publi. more »»

Weaving table runner: part 12 — Hand washing

June 28, 2015 Last week, I took the weaving project off the loom. As I unrolled the piece onto the floor of my living room, I got the first look at my wor. more »»

Faith in humanity restored

June 27, 2015 Road rage and rudeness are common occurrences these days. Neighbors don’t talk to each other. People snarl instead of smile. People are shot and killed in church. more »»

Odds and ends from the past

June 27, 2015 Editor’s note: An astute reader examined last week’s photograph of members of the Traffic Department, and said he believes some of the cars pictured are 1955 or 1956 models, which would contradict... more »»

Howard is no lame duck

June 25, 2015 Before Iron Man, Spider-Man, the X-Men and even Blade, the first Marvel character to anchor a would-be blockbuster film was... Howard the Duck. more »»

Competition for tax revenue stiff

June 22, 2015 How many board of education members and county commissioners do you suppose have called their local legislators already, with just four words: “Don’t even think it?” My guess would be dozens. more »»

Killing 'Jaws' won’t help

June 21, 2015 It’s just the sort of luck I have that, as I plan a short beach vacation, shark bites start to make national news. I have a few phobias, but sharks are not among them. more »»

Downtown needs our involvement

June 21, 2015 This will be the last article I write about downtown Parkersburg and its needs. more »»

Celebrate dads with dessert

June 21, 2015 Happy Father’s Day! I hope you have been properly honored today as a good father should be. It is a big responsibility being a father. more »»

Icebox cakes for summer

June 21, 2015 Summer is the perfect time for an ice box cake, a cake that uses cookies, whipped cream and pudding, and then transforms overnight in the refrigerator. more »»

Books to take with you on vacation

June 21, 2015 There’s still time to grab a book and head out on vacation! For mystery fans, a new book in the New York Times bestselling series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown starring Mary Minor “Harry”... more »»

Pennsville VFD to meet Monday at fire house

June 21, 2015 Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Jue 22 at the fire house. The Church of Christ will be holding a Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 1. more »»

Everyone's favorite turtle

June 21, 2015 Everyone loves box turtles. They are wild, colorful, and familiar. But nature is unkind to them. Box turtles reproduce slowly, so it’s difficult for populations to grow. more »»



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