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Rail connections big business for area

June 14, 2014 Building the “Cradle”: What those car-trucks are for — local paper’s wild guess A number of car trucks have been shipped here and conveyed to the incline of the L.K.R.R. more »»

Dems hope to outspend Jenkins

June 9, 2014 It didn’t take long for outside cash to come flooding into West Virginia in support of a candidate for Congress. What at first seems surprising is the beneficiary — Rep. more »»

A drug-free future in W.Va.

June 8, 2014 One of the persistent complaints from young people beginning to contemplate their economic futures is that there are simply no jobs available to keep them in West Virginia. more »»

Why people enjoy Taste of Parkersburg

June 8, 2014 Last weekend a large crowd squeezed into a little downtown park and surrounding space next to the Blennerhassett Hotel for the ninth annual Taste of Parkersburg. more »»

Everyone should have estate plan in place

June 8, 2014 Many think that since they are not “rich,” they do not need to have an estate plan. more »»

Summer programs kick off

June 8, 2014 The Summer Feeding Program sponsored by Washington/Morgan Community Action begins Monday at the playground beside the Beverly Pool on Fifth Street in Beverly. more »»

Grapevines aggressive, but not deadly to plants

June 8, 2014 A few weeks ago my wife, Linda, made a special request. “Would you buy me a chain saw,” she asked. When I asked why, Linda said she had to cut down the grapevines in the woods. “They’re everywher. more »»

Mysteries for vacation

June 8, 2014 There are several new mysteries to take along to vacation! A young journalist lands her first job that could land her in the path of a murderer in “Scene of the Climb” by Kate Dyer-Seeley. more »»

Food giveaway to be held Monday

June 8, 2014 Food giveaway will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ. Taxable items will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday at Pennsville United Methodist Church. more »»

Get good use out of strawberry crop

June 8, 2014 It is after June 1— is your garden planted? Husband Norm kept saying that was when a garden should be planted. I think that was just to delay my plans. more »»

Bermuda sloop part three: the first stitches

June 8, 2014 After a great amount of effort went into finding the center of the soft bread cloth fabric I am using for this cross stitch, along with a certain amount of math to determine where the upper-most... more »»

Cyndie Wade’s tough decision

June 7, 2014 Cyndie Wade said it was a difficult decision—one she cried over—to resign this year as president of the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. more »»

Picnic grounds, siege guns grace Fort Boreman

June 7, 2014 Fort Boreman: Picnic grounds being readied It is expected that the picnic grounds on the heights of Fort Boreman will be ready to be thrown open to the pleasure seeking public about the first of June. more »»

Veterans deserve more from us

June 2, 2014 As I watched military veterans participating in the annual Torch Relay recently, I had to wonder how many of them, having done their duty for us, have found us shirking our duty to the. more »»

Asking questions is always best

June 1, 2014 I was a spelling bee kid. Oh, not at the level of River Elementary School eighth-grader Peyton Hall, but I did make it into the top 10 in my region onc. more »»

Working to start a new business?

June 1, 2014 I truly admire someone who can take their life's passion and make a living from it. Those who know me for more than 15 minutes know I love tennis. I love playing it and I love watching it. more »»

Fort Frye Art Show winners named

June 1, 2014 The Fort Frye High School art department held its annual art show May 15 in the school’s small gym. Receiving “Best of Show” was Abigail Medina for her Encaustic entitled “Peacock. more »»

Women’s fiction for summer time

June 1, 2014 Several new books are available to throw in a bag for a great read on vacation! The matchmaking Amish couple is back in “Huckleberry Summer” by Jennifer Beckstrand. more »»

Caterpillars, birds and trees dependent

June 1, 2014 I recently heard a lecture by Jim McCormac, a biologist with the Ohio DNR. He argued that caterpillars, forest birds, and trees were dependent upon each other for survival. more »»

Ladies Auxiliary to meet

June 1, 2014 Penn VFD Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Embree Park. Penn Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the township hall. Public is welcome to attend. more »»



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