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W.Va. GOP now has its chance

December 1, 2014 Republican leaders in West Virginia have just two years to pull off something big — but not too big. They have to be careful not to bite off more than West Virginians want to chew. more »»

The joy of Christmas decorations

November 30, 2014 All right, everyone, NOW it is time to put up your Christmas decorations. I know, I know. Some of you have done it already. Some of you never took down last year’s. more »»

A stronger future for West Virginia

November 30, 2014 CHARLESTON—We now know that just over two weeks ago thousands of West Virginians went to the polls and strongly indicated a desire for state government to be operated differently than in past... more »»

Enjoy holiday season

November 30, 2014 This past week, we were saddened by the untimely passing of a special person in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel family, Jolene Craig. more »»

‘Perfect Pantry’ brings staple recipes

November 30, 2014 Geoffrey Zakarian (that “Chopped” judge according to my kids) shows how to use common ingredients in your pantry for delicious meals in “My Perfect Pantry. more »»

Do we need deer farms?

November 30, 2014 When hunters see a deer, they envision a big buck. Non-hunters are more likely to imagine a costly deer-vehicle collision or denuded backyard shrubs. more »»

Creating a purse - part 3: pockets

November 30, 2014 A pocket should not be such a troublesome thing. We find them incredibly convenient, especially on purses. more »»

Get in the holiday spirit with new books

November 30, 2014 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray writes an Amish romance with a hint of “Sound of Music” in “Snowfall. more »»

Students of month named at Beverly

November 30, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were chosen ‘Student of the Month’ for October and congratulated for showing their Cadet Pride in demonstrating monthly behavior expectations in the hallways... more »»

Water skier joins hubby in HOF

November 29, 2014 Jennifer Leachman LaPoint, a 1982 graduate of Parkersburg High School, has been selected to the Water Ski Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in Florida. more »»

Thanksgiving in valley brought thoughts of war

November 29, 2014 BY THE GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA, A PROCLAMATION The year that is drawing to a close (1865) has been one of signal and bountiful mercies. more »»

Thanks for what we have

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving is a particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. more »»

The fairy tale of Arthurdale

November 24, 2014 Run out of bedtime stories for the children? Let me help. There’s a wonderful fairy tale making the rounds, as it does occasionally. more »»

No excuse for highway litter

November 23, 2014 When a group of volunteers gathered to pick up trash along a stretch of Wood County road last weekend, we picked up the usual stuff — plastic bags, pop cans, plastic bottles, candy bar wrappers, and... more »»

Consider the cost of downtown

November 23, 2014 In a recent article I raised the issue of price versus value when considering buying local. more »»

‘End of the Year’ recipes to highlight the holidays

November 23, 2014 This week has been slightly less eventful than last week. Granddaughter Baylee did hurt her wrist at school and another trip was made to the ER. more »»

It’s time for residents to begin FeederWatch

November 23, 2014 Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s citizen science program sponsored by the Lab of Ornithology, has begun a new season. New volunteers are always welcome. FeederWatch project director Dr. more »»

Students of the month announced

November 23, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were chosen ‘Student of the Month’ for October and congratulated for showing their Cadet Pride in demonstrating monthly behavior expectations in the hallways... more »»

Thanksgiving potluck dinner set

November 23, 2014 Thanksgiving potluck dinner will be held noon, Sunday, Nov. 23, at Pennsville United Methodist Church in the fellowship room. more »»

Appalachian Artisan

November 23, 2014 As I discussed last week, one does not simply decide to make a new purse. Creation of the item is a massive undertaking, with planning and research going into each stage of the project. more »»



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