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Making sense of tragedy

August 30, 2015 I received texts throughout Wednesday morning asking if I had seen the video of two journalists being gunned down on live television. At first, I couldn’t watch. more »»

Vision, willpower are crucial

August 30, 2015 Since arriving in this community, much of my attention has been on the idea of redevelopment, and I’ve often said my vision always exceeds my checkbook. more »»

Natural gas development calls for improvements to Route 2

August 30, 2015 West Virginia is in the running for construction of the largest single economic investment project in the state’s history: an ethane cracker plant that would be constructed in Wood County just south... more »»

Shining more light on WVDE’s deception

August 30, 2015 The West Virginia Department of Education has said that after the school board adopted the standard in May 2010, and before the official release of the standards, the Department appointed teachers t... more »»

Point Park Concert Series wrapping up

August 30, 2015 With school back in session and football season in full swing, Downtown PKB will finish its 2015 Point Park Concert Series 8 p.m. Friday with the music of WANTED – The Bon Jovi Tribute Band. more »»

Getting ready for end of 2015

August 30, 2015 The end of August already. The summer is just about ready to depart, very few days left until the beauty of autumn starts to show up in our valley. more »»

Homemade wedding sign, part four: orange reception

August 30, 2015 Since my last column, I have decided where the ceremony for my wedding will take place. This is an important decision, as it gives me a definite direction for my ceremony sign to point now. more »»

Kids' books for age variety

August 30, 2015 It’s kids’ books week! A rainy day can turn into the perfect day for a party in “Lulu’s Party” by Kit Chase. Lulu wants to have friends over on a rainy day and asks Charlie and Oliver to come over. more »»

Fall migrations begin

August 30, 2015 Thanks to shorter days and chilly morning temperatures, curious naturalists know the transition from summer to fall has begun. Various fall migrations also provide evidence that autumn is coming. more »»

Students welcomed back

August 30, 2015 Beverly-Center Elementary students were welcomed back to school Wednesday, August 19 with a “Come and Get the Scoop” open hous. more »»

Locals work, travel far and wide

August 29, 2015 A trip to the mountains or beach is a usual summer vacation destination for many people. Two local families took their vacations a bit farther this summer. The Rev. more »»

Baseball provides excitement for area

August 29, 2015 Excerpts from the Parkersburg Daily State Journal of May 28, 1907, describe the first game at the “Y” field; Y.M.C.A. more »»

Zombies shuffle into spotlight

August 27, 2015 I don’t exactly “Fear the Walking Dead” — as the title of the spinoff series that debuted Sunday goes — but I do limit my intake. more »»

A political fix on the Internet

August 24, 2015 Mitt Romney came closer than you may think to winning the 2012 presidential election. more »»

Balancing the drug war

August 23, 2015 I have heard two things recently that made me stop and question the person speaking. First, I heard from Go. more »»

Think locally

August 23, 2015 Whenever I can, I believe in shopping locally. Statistics show that for every dollar spent in a local store, 45 cents stays local, as opposed to corporate chains where only 15 cents stay. more »»

Shining the spotlight on WVDE's deception

August 23, 2015 Following the failed attempt by the West Virginia Legislature during the 2015 legislative session to repeal and replace the Common Core State Standards, known in the Mountain State as Next Generatio... more »»

Make it shine all the time

August 23, 2015 The following statement will make some groan and make others wonder what in the world I’m up to, but it will make more sense as you read o. more »»

Wedding sign — part three: bright red paint, white sign

August 23, 2015 With the first word sketched out on the wooden arrow for my wedding, I needed to paint the text on the wood without making any large mistakes. more »»

Have some snacks with home from school kids

August 23, 2015 What a wonderful weekend for folks in our valley — parades, fairs, homecomings — and beautiful weather! The afternoons were a little warm, but the mornings cool and crisp, just like fall is supposed... more »»



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