August 10, 2014 When I tell people that my family makes our own laundry detergent, I get all manner of funny looks in return. more »»
A tax by any other name...
August 4, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been ha. more »»
What is a Gay-Straight Alliance anyway?
August 3, 2014 Back in March, Parkersburg South High School came under scrutiny when news outlets across the country picked up a story about divisive social media posts made by one of its teachers and the... more »»
Remember downtown parking etiquette
August 3, 2014 A few days ago at the Blennerhassett Hotel we had a very busy night in our dining room and patio. It was one of those very pleasant nights and there was great entertainment playing. more »»
Some books for rest of summer
August 3, 2014 Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to relax on a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that have recently caught my eye. “The Last Appalachian Wolf” (2014) by Edwin D. more »»
An incident in Winchester
August 3, 2014 His hollow eyes were searching the shadows for a friend. An old stray dog tagged along. Two down on their luck trying to beat the night to find a good place to sleep. more »»
‘Putting up’ time approaches
August 3, 2014 WOW! August already. Our annual family reunion is today. It seems to be here sooner and sooner every year. We hope for a good turnout, but each year it seems to be less and less. more »»
Bermuda sloop part ten: Sloop sets sail
August 3, 2014 With only a small gap in the lower right-hand corner of the Bermuda sloop cross stitch, and a handful of missing stitches all of the same color throughout the piece, I set my mind on finishing the... more »»
Marilyn Plum is keeping busy
August 2, 2014 It has been a year since Marilyn Plum suffered a brain aneurysm and opened the Corner Cafe at a new location in Parkersburg. Plum said she feels “real good” and the Corner Cafe is doing well. more »»
Helping to preserve our past
August 2, 2014 Mastermind of the Little Kanawha colony; Master Spirit of the New County,” this was local historian and genealogist John House’s description of Col. Hugh Phelps. Phelps was the son-in-law of Capt. more »»
Youth vote not critical in W.Va.
July 28, 2014 You know the candidate who can sway younger voters wins the election, right? You know wrong if you’re in West Virginia. Convincing young people you’re God’s gift to politics is one thin. more »»
Security asleep on Brooklyn Bridge
July 27, 2014 More times than I want to count during the past week, I have heard others discussing recent news events, followed by a “what is happening in the world?” Jetliners shot from the sky, airports under... more »»