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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 »»

Groups working to restore cemetery

September 20, 2014 Several Wood County groups are working together to raise money for the restoration of the historic Riverview Cemetery in the 1300 block of Juliana Street in Parkersburg. more »»

Mussels a strong part of area's past

September 20, 2014 Another industry — that of dredging Ohio River for mussels has been located; beds with fine quality of shell have been found in stream Wheeling, W.Va. more »»

Miners will decide themselves

September 15, 2014 Years ago when our area still was dotted with coal mines and had thousands of active miners, some of them went out on a wildcat strike. more »»

Anchorage provides FAQ session with ghost

September 15, 2014 With Halloween only a month and a half away people are already trying to find things to do for the season. more »»

The day that changed everyone

September 14, 2014 On Sept. 10, 2001, I worked a night shift. I was, therefore, still asleep at 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11 when the first plane flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. more »»

Bike lanes good idea for downtown

September 14, 2014 At the risk of repeating myself, I think we need to discuss the idea of bicycling in downtown Parkersburg in a little more depth. more »»

Amish life, small towns explored in books

September 14, 2014 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray releases “Joyful,” in her “Return to Sugarcreek” series. more »»

Winter kills or does it?

September 14, 2014 Last winter many readers wrote to ask how wildlife could survive the frigid polar vortices. more »»



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