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Rick Phillips battling illness

January 10, 2015 Rick Phillips is battling a serious illness with the same determination and tenacity he exhibited as a standout football player at Parkersburg High School and West Virginia University. more »»

Parkersburg hotels lure travelers with amenities

January 10, 2015 Parkersburg House. — Situated at the termination of the North Western Turnpike, on the bank of the Ohio River and within a few yards of the Steamboat Landing at Parkersburg, Va. more »»

'Unbroken' is a powerful story

January 5, 2015 We’re talking about the wrong movie. Especially now, as many of us struggle to stay in the spirit of Christmas, we ought to be standing in line to see “Unbroken. more »»

Getting to work for West Virginia

January 4, 2015 In 10 days, lawmakers in West Virginia will have an opportunity to begin something extraordinar. more »»

Downtown New Year’s resolutions

January 4, 2015 A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions about now and I’m guessing some are already broken or forgotten within the first few day. more »»

Creating a purse — part six: interior walls

January 4, 2015 By GRETCHEN RICHARDS When making something as multi-faceted as a purse, a lot of the pieces require repeatedly using the same techniques. more »»

On making feeders selective to birds

January 4, 2015 If you’re bothered by pigeons, crows, or starlings at your feeders, I have three solutions. The no-cost answer is to simply welcome all birds to your backyard. more »»

Romance, failing marriage in books

January 4, 2015 An Amish woman must decide if she’s going to hope her first love returns or move on in Amy Lillard’s “Courting Emily. more »»

Beverly students of December named

January 4, 2015 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were chosen Student of the Month for December: Kindergarten — Tannar Lewis and L J Merew; First Grade — Johnathan Carpenter and Lucas Kirkpatrick; Second... more »»

Twelfth Night recipes ready for party

January 4, 2015 A New Year — another chance for us to think about a new beginning. more »»

Working to restore Riverview Cemetery

January 3, 2015 Judy Smith believes that those buried at Riverview Cemetery in Parkersburg and their descendants deserve a well-kept and attractive resting place. more »»

Corner at Market, Seventh sees big changes

January 3, 2015 In 1858 the Methodist Episcopal Church South was built on an elevation at the corner of Seventh and Market streets in what was then “upper Parkersburg. more »»

Oh, the Inhumanity!

January 1, 2015 Actor Vin Diesel is already a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having voiced fan-favorite Groot’s rather limited dialogue in “Guardians of the Galax. more »»

Protecting abused, neglected kids

December 29, 2014 Children being abused or neglected severely in their own homes need to be taken out of there — immediately. more »»

Challenges of Christmas shopping

December 28, 2014 A few random thoughts from the past week: Christmas shopping is hard. more »»

A look back at best books of the year

December 28, 2014 It’s time to take a look back at the best books of 2014! * Romance: “A Girl Walks Into a Bar” and “Girl Walks Into a Wedding” by Helena S. Paige (William Morrow, $1. more »»

Odds and ends from outdoors writer

December 28, 2014 A recent column on binoculars mentioned that ten-power or stronger optics can be difficult to hold steady and that’s why I prefer eight-power binoculars. more »»

Accounting day at Beverly-Center

December 28, 2014 Sixth grade students at Beverly-Center made big spending, saving, and budgeting decisions during a special lesson taught by Certified Public Accountant Mrs. more »»

Enjoy post-Christmas festivities at home

December 28, 2014 Are you still relaxing and enjoying the calmness of the post Christmas Day festivities? If you are a teenager and received money for a gift, you are probably worn out from shopping at the “after... more »»

Herd alumni recall Stephen Kopp

December 27, 2014 Marshall University alumni from the Mid-Ohio Valley remember President Stephen Kopp as being a caring person, someone who was accessible to students and spearheaded the construction and renovation o... more »»



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