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Looking back at the week

May 15, 2016 Once in a while, a week goes by that is so scattered it can produce nothing but a bunch of passing thoughts, rather than a coherent column. more »»

Make use of local spring produce again

May 15, 2016 Have you planted your rice field yet? Here on the hilltop, it looks like that will be only crop that has any future, with all the “showers” that we have had as this is written! The grass is growing... more »»

Yay for spring, grilling out

May 15, 2016 When I think of spring I think of beautiful mornings with sunshine, flowers and trees blooming; however, this spring, we have had our share of rain and cool day. more »»

Several new books for women's fiction fans to enjoy

May 15, 2016 For those who like women’s fiction in historical eras or different cultures there are several new novels out with you in mind! First is Suzanne Woods Fisher’s latest book in her Amish series, The... more »»

Rose-breasted grosbeaks common this year

May 15, 2016 On April 27th a male rose-breasted grosbeak appeared on a feeder just outside my office window. more »»

Edwards sees marketplace revival

May 14, 2016 Marvin Edwards is enthused about the possibilities of turning the Point Park Marketplace into a destination spot in Parkersburg. more »»

Church source of pride for city

May 14, 2016 Handsome chandeliers for the Chapel of the Good Shepherd are of solid brass; being put in by C.C. more »»

Election law change deeply flawed

May 9, 2016 I have to wonder how we in the press managed to be so out-to-lunch when West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin changed the way judges at all levels are elected. more »»

'The Arrival,' a streaming movie review

May 9, 2016 I missed amidst the knee-high green grass and delicate red flowers, the woman wore a parka. It’s springtime, right? This patch of Eden is in the middle of Antarctica. more »»

Tell your mother you love her

May 8, 2016 My mom is the greatest. No, really, she is. If you don’t believe me or my sister, ask my niece and nephew, who call her Grammy. more »»

Show Mom you care with special recipes

May 8, 2016 Happy Mother’s Day. Moms, this is your special day that you don’t have to share with anyone or any event, so enjoy it. This is the day that your family should celebrate you and all you do for them. more »»

Mother is the sweetest name in the world

May 8, 2016 What an honor I have today to be able to wish all mothers “Happy Mother’s Day!” Today is your day because you are special and brought life into this world and you are responsible for them from day... more »»

Books for moms to enjoy for holiday

May 8, 2016 There’s plenty of modern women’s fiction for mom to enjoy this weekend! First is a story of a pastry chef starting completely over in her life in “Wedding Girl”?by Stacey Ballis. more »»

Across all bounds for moms

May 8, 2016 Bless you Mother Mary The anguish that you felt That awful day on Calvary Beneath the cross, you knelt. I recently wrote a story entitled “The Sunday Morning Bells of Savannah. more »»

New books for spring and summer

May 8, 2016 Publishers of nature-themed books seem to be in overdrive this spring. Here are some of the best: Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest by Julie Zickefoose (2016, $28. more »»

Get to know the Point Park Marketplace

May 8, 2016 As our Downtown PKB continues to grow and provide outreach to the community, we would like to highlight from time to time different businesses that make up our downtown. more »»

Beverly-Center monthly awards given

May 8, 2016 These students were named ‘Student of the Month’ in their Beverly-Center Elementary classroom for the month of April: Kindergarten — Kya Kehl and Ashton Schultheis; First Grade — Jude Laipply and... more »»

Vienna ranks high in state surveys

May 7, 2016 Vienna is one of the happiest and safest places in West Virginia, according to recent reports. more »»

WPA tackles Parkersburg projects

May 7, 2016 WPA flood work aids in crisis: Throws 700 workers and $31,000 in breach as city strives to meet flood emergency By admission of city and county officials perhaps no organization has been of greater... more »»

‘Civil War’ a Marvel landmark

May 5, 2016 Although only one hero’s name is in the title, “Captain America: Civil War,” in theaters tonight, will feature most of the Avengers, and the story it’s based on had an even wider scope. more »»



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