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Little Kanawha vital to transportation, commerce

October 4, 2014 Little Kanawha navigation Dawson & Maurice, the contractors, are pushing forward the work of erecting Lock and Dam No.1 on the Little Kanawha Navigation Improvement at Shacktown. more »»

Tennant’s prospects dim

September 29, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»

Loud, hospitable WVU fans

September 28, 2014 With West Virginia University’s football team having the weekend off, I still have time to squeeze in a mention of the atmosphere at last weekend’s Oklahoma game—a night game in Morgantown. more »»

Downtown solutions come from everyone

September 28, 2014 A few days ago a young woman stopped by the Blennerhassett Hotel and asks to speak with me concerning a downtown parking issue. more »»

Several new books for teens

September 28, 2014 It’s kids’ books week! The Alien in my Pocket series releases two more books “Radio Active” and “On Impact” by Nate Ball with illustrations by Macky Pamintuan. more »»

Oaks, acorns food source for wildlife

September 28, 2014 The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new. Early on we learned that even super abundant renewable resources can be depleted. more »»

Bible study, birthday party held

September 28, 2014 Bible Study was held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Pennsville United Methodist Church. There was a birthday party for Rita Martin on Sunday, Sept. more »»

The newlywed scroll: part three, pencil marks

September 28, 2014 Over the past two weeks, my column has contained a lot of information about the planning stages of a scroll. more »»

Bullying program in place at school

September 28, 2014 The Anti-Harassment, Intimidation Bullying Plan - also known as AHIB - was established at Fort Frye Local Schools over the summer and was put into full implementation for the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

Wisdom of an old country farmer

September 28, 2014 “You’s a welcome to try,” he told the city slicker. “Plenty afore your time have tried and there she sits, still untouched,” he warned. You could see the tarnished copper gleam in the sun. more »»

Texas Roadhouse expands

September 27, 2014 Chris Carlson has been able to turn around the situation at Texas Roadhouse in Parkersburg since becoming the restaurant’s managing partner five years ago. The steak restaurant at 2306 Ohio Av. more »»

Looking at dairy industry

September 27, 2014 Interesting Exhibition Geo. Dana & Son, of Belpre, Ohio, will make an exhibition of plowing by steam, with a gang of six large plows and steam engine attached, on or about the 18th of Ma. more »»

Challenge for GOP is money

September 22, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fal. more »»

Joy, fear when choosing a college

September 21, 2014 Last week I attended a recruitment event for West Virginia University, at the invitation of some folks who were kind enough to think I might be helpful in that regard. more »»

Butterflies on rebound?

September 21, 2014 The last few years have been tough on monarch butterflies. Roundup®, a widely used agricultural herbicide, kills the milkweed plants monarchs require for egg-laying. more »»

Land Reuse Agency a plan with a bad odor

September 21, 2014 Several local heavy hitters are lobbying the Parkersburg City Council to adopt a potentially large agency called a Land Reuse Agency, and to me the proposal has a bad odor to it. more »»

Beverly-Center welcomes new staff

September 21, 2014 Several ‘new faces’ have joined the staff at Beverly-Center Elementary School as the 2014-2015 school year begins. Kindergarten welcomes Mrs. Kirstie Saunders. Mrs. more »»

New mysteries available

September 21, 2014 Get caught up in some new mysteries! Now available in paperback is New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline’s “Accused.” Mary Dinunzio has just made partner in her law firm. more »»

Ready for holidays with cookies

September 21, 2014 As you read this, we will be traveling south to come home from a much needed two-week vacation. It is such a pleasure to go to Villa Roma in the Catskills since we feel it is almost our second home. more »»

Southern cooking gets ‘Super Fast’

September 21, 2014 Southern Living gets comfort food to the table in 20 minutes or less with “Super Fast Southern.” This book is made with busy families in mind to get dinner ready quick and with little fuss. more »»



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