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A half-marathon on a treadmill

June 29, 2014 I am not a runner, but I’m going to try to play one, in August. Thus far, the longest distance I have attempted was a 10K last year, and, believe me, there was very little “running” involved. more »»

Shale oil production impacting oil imports

June 29, 2014 As Sunni radicals push toward Baghdad and threaten Iraq’s oil fields, crude prices are steadily climbing. Once again, turmoil in the Middle East is being felt in oil markets around the world. more »»

Kids deserve better than an education by the feds

June 29, 2014 Over the last several decades, the federal government brought its overwhelming power to bear and extorted control of public education from state/local school boards and parents. more »»

Honor roll announced

June 29, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were named to the honor roll for the fourth nine week grading period: Principal’s Roll — All A’s or E’s: First Grade — Jadyn Bell, Kyndal Buchanan, Katie... more »»

Enjoy summer kids’ books

June 29, 2014 Several new “I Can Read” books help budding readers develop skills! First is “Biscuit Loves the Library” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli with pictures by Pat Schories (ages 4 to 8, $16.99, HarperCollins. more »»

Celebrate Fourth safely

June 29, 2014 The plans of mice and men. Do they ever get changed when one least expects it? We had planned to return to the Catskills to enjoy the last few days of our vacation. more »»

Pollinators keep world green

June 29, 2014 Every year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates a week in June as National Pollinator Week. more »»

Legend of Black Kettle Crossing

June 29, 2014 The willows swept gently in the light summer breeze. Touching the cool waters of the stream, a bass caught its afternoon meal from her branches. more »»

Pennsville women meet

June 29, 2014 Pennsville United Methodist Women met on Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the church. Pledge to the flag was answered with seven members being present. Tita Martin gave prayer for the missionaries. more »»

Aquatic sports event coming to area

June 28, 2014 A knee injury won’t stop Clayton Suggs from participating in the Wake the World-West Virginia event in Vienna on July 28. more »»

Sir Eric Geddes had ties to local timber industry

June 28, 2014 The News is given the privilege of printing today an interesting letter received yesterday by George E. more »»

Who are the real extremists?

June 23, 2014 Some Democrat leaders were gloating recently, after U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in a primary election. more »»

Truth Seeker: Ghost shows not always what they seem

June 23, 2014 So many times we find ourselves late at night sitting on the couch flipping through the TV channels, hoping to find something interesting to watch. more »»

Cooking up a storm with WVU-P

June 22, 2014 A while back, I had an opportunity to tour the WVU-Parkersburg Culinary Academy facilities on Market Street. more »»

The next level of downtown volunteering

June 22, 2014 The last few weeks have been a hectic time for volunteers who help with events in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Women’s fiction for June

June 22, 2014 Laura Moore returns to Silver Creek with another sexy cowboy in “Once Tasted.” Mia seems to be the only woman in town who isn’t thrilled that town bad boy Reid Knowles is back. more »»

Look at aquatic life

June 22, 2014 In just a few weeks temperatures will get uncomfortably warm. A great source of thermal relief is a spring-fed stream where one can wallow on a hot summer day. more »»

Bermuda sloop part five: Gap in the sails

June 22, 2014 In my quest to create a Bermuda sloop in a series of tiny Xs on a piece of soft bread cloth, I managed to mess up my pattern. Messing up is not unusual for me. more »»

Food for friends

June 22, 2014 Some weeks are crazy and then some weeks are beyond crazy. We had to interrupt our two week stay in New York to return home for husband Norm’s mother’s birthday part. more »»

Shindig aims at youth homeless issue

June 21, 2014 I enjoyed last Saturday’s Shindig music festival at the Ohio River Rowing Club at 19th and Keever street. more »»



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