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October 8, 2015 For a few years, now, it has been possible for many to believe the assault on affordable electricity rates — the attack on coal, oil and natural gas — affected only those working in the coal mines,... more »»

Help Needed

October 7, 2015 Nothing creates a sense of security and wellbeing quite like knowing that at the end of the day, there will be a roof over one’s head — a home, waiting. more »»


October 6, 2015 When former President Bill Clinton spoke to a gathering of West Virginia Democrats in Charleston over the weekend, he did so with the full knowledge that he was speaking to an ever-shrinking group o... more »»

4-H Week

October 5, 2015 Wood County’s 4-H club is marking 100 years of working to “make the best better,” in addition to this week’s National 4-H Week celebration of “Growing with 4-H. more »»


October 4, 2015 Today begins the 75th National Newspaper Week, and this year’s theme is “Power of the Press. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 3, 2015 UP: To Gihon Elementary School, in Wood County, and Evans Elementary School, in Jackson County, for being named 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. more »»

Mine Safety

October 2, 2015 West Virginia coal mines, fighting for their lives, had better not be giving the federal government any excuses to crack down on them. more »»


October 1, 2015 At first glance, the celebration of a birthday for a 52-year-old children’s literary character might not seem particularly noteworth. more »»


September 30, 2015 Extraction industry companies continue to try to keep their ducks in a row in order to satisfy ever-increasing demands from the federal governmen. more »»

Helping Hand

September 29, 2015 School administrators are turned one way after the other when it comes to doing what is right for the kids in their charge during the school day. more »»


September 28, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»


September 27, 2015 Make-A-Wish operates under the idea that “wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.” It is that simple. more »»

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September 26, 2015 UP: To those participating in this morning’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk, to raise money and awareness in the fight against depression and suicide. more »»


September 25, 2015 A Painesville, Ohio, man is receiving much acclaim for his poke at Common Core, in which he pretended to write out a check to his child’s school using what he said was Common Core mat. more »»


September 24, 2015 It may have come as a shock to the folks at Volkswagen, but when federal officials and the California Air Resources Board needed help tracking down an environmental cheater, they turned to the best... more »»


September 23, 2015 West Virginia’s obesity rate is one of the highest in the nation. more »»


September 22, 2015 Students in several West Virginia counties, including Wirt County, are getting an opportunity to prepare for their educations beyond high school in way that should yield important results for our... more »»


September 21, 2015 Jobless numbers for August were released last week. Once again, West Virginia has the highest rate of unemployment in the country — and that rate went up, from 7.5 percent in July to 7. more »»

Feed the Kids

September 20, 2015 “If we don’t start something, we’re costing the county money. It’s costing the county money not to be a part of it. more »»

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September 19, 2015 UP: To Jackson County, for being named a quarterfinalist in the America’s Best Communities competitio. more »»



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