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Pain of destroying books

July 31, 2016 A librarian in Martinsburg, W.Va., is drawing criticism from angry residents who claim she is, among other things, responsible for ordering the burning of thousands of books. more »»

Main dishes and casseroles to enjoy

July 31, 2016 Here are a few main dishes and casseroles for dinner tonight. more »»

Make something good to eat for family

July 31, 2016 This is the end of July already. School will be starting within the coming month. Labor Day will signal the end of summer and the start of the fall season. more »»

Kids books for the end of summer

July 31, 2016 Before we know it, school will be back in session! (Depending on where you live, it may only be a few weeks a way. more »»

Nesting slowing down but it's not over yet

July 31, 2016 Back in May my backyard pulsed with the songs of more than a dozen species of birds defending their newly established territories. Now mornings are quiet and still. more »»

'Range 15' receives local showing Aug. 16

July 31, 2016 Attention veterans, especially those serving in the Gulf War and beyond. more »»

Downtown PKB promotes new local calendar

July 31, 2016 As part of the What’s Next Wood County? initiative, the Community Calendar Committee is excited to announce that there will now be one online calendar for the Mid-Ohio Valley to house all local... more »»

Garden planned at Good Shepherd

July 30, 2016 A garden will be planted this summer at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in partnership with community organizations. Good Shepherd received a $2,695. more »»

Fair grounds mean big crowds

July 30, 2016 Fair grounds will be on south side; will be ready for fair next year Parkersburg is assured of having fair grounds completed and in operation next season. more »»

Do you have to go to college?

July 29, 2016 People who insist college is worth attending claim college graduates have higher employment rates, larger salaries and receive more work benefits than those who complete only high school. more »»

‘Star Trek’ goes beyond in comics

July 28, 2016 “Star Trek” comics have been around almost as long as Trek television shows and movies, occasionally bringing the crew of the USS Enterprise into contact — and conflict — with other pop culture icons. more »»

The strength of education

July 28, 2016 Articles published last week in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and other media outlets have highlighted that West Virginia’s colleges and universities are operating on lean bank accounts, and som... more »»

Joy in Alzheimer’s struggle

July 27, 2016 My wife has the “Big A” — Alzheimer’s — the scourge of the Baby Boomers (just because we are the current generation getting to that age — my grandmother had “hardening of the arteries” — pretty sure... more »»

WVUP has plan, but still seeking resources

July 26, 2016 Dear Friends, Since the West Virginia CTCS Board denied our request for a 15 percent increase in tuition, several people have called me wanting to know how this would affect our college’s financial... more »»

Did Comey learn from Hoover?

July 25, 2016 For decades, the late J. Edgar Hoover led a charmed life as director of the FBI. In some ways he was the most powerful man in Washington. more »»

Wake up call for W.Va.

July 25, 2016 Two full sessions and one special session have come and gone since the 2014 elections, and a lot has been accomplished in Charleston. Indeed, there is a lot left to do. more »»

'Sand Sharks,' a streaming movie review

July 25, 2016 Someone complimented kids who played trees and rocks in a school play. Now we can watch those full-grown children follow misguided encouragement into “acting” career. more »»

Community pulls together

July 24, 2016 A group of women who work together at a local bank was one of many such groups making trips to flood-stricken regions of West Virginia over the past few weekends. more »»

Our future and climate change

July 24, 2016 Throughout human history our Earth’s atmosphere has been in balance — until the last approximately 140 years. more »»

Summer is getting away

July 24, 2016 My heels are red and bruised! I have been dragging my feet and digging in my heels, trying to slow down the speed of this summer! It isn’t working! How can it be almost the end of July when this... more »»



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