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March 23, 2014 It is a common complaint that kids simply do not understand the long-term consequences of their actions in the instant-gratification, tweet-this, post-that world they live in. more »»

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March 23, 2014 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and The Marietta Times both started printing newspapers in the later part of the 1800s. By 1900 both newspapers were dailies. more »»

MOV Chamber looks to Facebook presence

March 23, 2014 “Like Us on Facebook” — you see or hear this on almost all advertising messages these days. And to like someone, it’s really as simple as clicking a thumbs up. more »»

Shakespearean ‘Star Wars’ series continues

March 23, 2014 Ian Doescher continues to rewrite the Star Wars saga in the manner of a William Shakespeare play in “William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Bac. more »»

UM Women retreat slated

March 23, 2014 Tosha Peters on March 20 celebrated her 21st birthday. She also graduates from college on May 1, majoring in Business Administration. Her grandfather, Rick Webb, is very proud of her. more »»

Church holds free community luncheon

March 23, 2014 The Beverly United Methodist Church is sponsoring a free community lunch Saturday, March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hal. more »»

‘Roadfood’ a travel guide

March 23, 2014 Planning a roadtrip? An updated 9th edition of “Roadfood” by Jane and Michael Stern has recently been released. more »»

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 »»



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