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Spring is finally here, really

March 23, 2014 Back from a restful week in the Catskills! The gathering of friends from other places is always a great way to relax and recharge for the coming month. more »»

Taking secrecy personally

March 17, 2014 While we were discussing one of the problems we at the newspaper sometimes have in obtaining public records, another journalist advised me, “Don’t take it personally. more »»

Worrying about Big Brother’s reach

March 16, 2014 Last weekend, we ran a story in which a reporter spoke to a family of Russian natives now living in Marietta. more »»

The state of well-being called West Virginia

March 16, 2014 According to a Gallup poll, West Virginia residents had the lowest well-being score in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row. more »»

Bicycle trails are good for downtown

March 16, 2014 It is good to hear the recent discussion about the development of bicycle trails in Parkersburg and Wood County. more »»

Community invited to Lenten services

March 16, 2014 Members of the Beverly-Waterford and surrounding communities are invited to weekly Lenten services sponsored by the Beverly-Waterford Ministerial Association. more »»

Magicians, nurses solve crimes in novels

March 16, 2014 A magician wanting to make it big in Las Vegas finds himself the prime suspect in a murder in “The Amazing Harvey” by Don Passman. more »»

Modern Mothers to meet Monday

March 16, 2014 Penn Modern Mothers OCCL will meet Monday, at the home of Terri Best at 7:30 p.m. Co-hostess —Cindy Wilson. Program —Educating Cultural Growth. Kelly Hardman will talk on Australi. more »»

A Look at the Nuclear Age

March 16, 2014 A weary stranger travels On a journey all alone At evenings end to rest his head In a barren field of stone His sackcloth garments tattered Soot beneath his eyes A mushroom cloud behind him In angr... more »»

‘My Usual Table’ looks at life, food

March 16, 2014 A love affair and a life lived amongst restaurants is celebrated in Colman Andrews’ “My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants. more »»

Food for celebrating on St. Patty’s Day

March 16, 2014 Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone is Irish on that day. It was always a special holiday in our family. This year, it is bittersweet to think of past celebrations. more »»

Guild seeks help with 'Shrek' costs

March 15, 2014 Shrek is putting a crimp in the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s budget. The guild needs donations to pay for costuming costs associated with “Shrek The Musical,” set to open May 2 at the local theate. more »»

Debt owed to wounded warriors

March 10, 2014 Somewhere in Afghanistan a couple of years ago, a young American on patrol with a platoon of other U.S. Army troops was looking forward to the end of his tour of dut. more »»

Spring forward (hopefully) to spring

March 9, 2014 Did you remember to move your clocks forward one hour before going to bed last night? Daylight saving time began at 2 a.m. today, with a spring forward that probably cost most of us an hour of slee. more »»

The Power of Partnerships

March 9, 2014 The Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce prides itself on its direct connection with our education system. A strong education system enables business to recruit and keep key employees. more »»

Free income tax help available to residents

March 9, 2014 The Beverly Public Library is offering income tax help through the AARP Tax-Aide Assistance Program, which is free to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention given to those age 60... more »»

Solving the turmoils of romance in today’s society

March 9, 2014 Kimberly Kincaid brings a story of woman’s spontaneous road trip that leads to romance in “Turn Up the Heat. more »»

Plan an estate that avoids large taxes

March 9, 2014 Although it’s a problem many of us would like to have, owning property worth more than a certain amount at death means that your estate will be taxed—at a rate of 40 percent. more »»

Recipes for Lent

March 9, 2014 Remember before Christmas when we sang “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow?” I think we overdid it. Even for someone who loves snow, this is getting a little ridiculou. more »»

Book aims for lighter meals

March 9, 2014 #1 New York Times bestselling author Bobby Deen introduces a new cookbook of 120 recipes under 350 calories taking 30 minutes or less in “Bobby Deen’s Everyday Eats. more »»



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