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Improved

June 24, 2016 West Virginia gets tossed around near the bottom of most rankings of states, in just about any subject area. But many of the factors measured in those reports are beyond our control. more »»

Volunteers

June 23, 2016 As happens so often here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, generosity overshadowed expectations this week when 300 volunteers took part in the United Way Day of Action. more »»

Gratitude

June 22, 2016 “He who showed mercy on” a stranger in need, the Good Samaritan, has been the inspiration for good works across the centuries. more »»

Dental Care

June 21, 2016 Even the most financially comfortable among us occasionally forgets that regularly scheduled checkup with the dentist, or tends to delay a visit for more unscheduled reasons. more »»

Rich History

June 20, 2016 When the — ahem — Reorganized Government of Virginia consented to the formation of a new state, in 1863, it did not take long for President Abraham Lincoln to agree that the admission of West... more »»

Needles

June 19, 2016 Among the problems that crop up in regions with growing substance abuse epidemics is the presence of needles and other drug paraphernalia in public places, like parks or along roads and sidewalks. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 18, 2016 UP: To Frontier High and Middle School students who took part in a program to build houses, distribute food, visit orphanages and learn about the lives of local children in Honduras. more »»

Unhealthy

June 17, 2016 Smoking, obesity, poverty, inactivity, poor access to quality health insurance and a high rate of premature deaths make Beckley the unhealthiest city in the country, according to 24/7 Wall Stree. more »»

Give Life

June 16, 2016 West Virginia has one of the lowest rates of registered organ donors in the country, yet there are 500 Mountain State residents awaiting an organ transplant that could save their lives right now. more »»

Pill Pushers

June 15, 2016 Pill pushers are not just shady guys on the streets — individual criminals. more »»

Insurance

June 14, 2016 West Virginia has made great strides in extricating itself from the “Judicial Hellhole” list where it was mired for so long. But there is still work to d. more »»

Development

June 13, 2016 Shale Crescent USA presented itself to the Mid-Ohio Valley last week, beginning a planned economic development drive that boasts 15 oil and natural gas industry partners, four state geological... more »»

Grow Up

June 12, 2016 Yesterday afternoon, West Virginia lawmakers returned to Charleston to take another crack at finalizing a budget for the state — and avoiding a government shutdown. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 11, 2016 UP: To Williamstown resident Tracy Reifer, a liver transplant recipient who is participating in the Transplant Games of America this weekend in Cleveland. more »»

Retraining

June 10, 2016 U.S. Department of Labor officials announced this week they are sending another $4.3 million in federal money to West Virginia for out-of-work miner. more »»

Debt-Free

June 9, 2016 As agencies across the state struggle to meet tighter budgets and brace for potential cuts in years to come, it is refreshing to see the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Authority approach debt-free... more »»

River Sweep

June 8, 2016 With all the talk about the quality of local water recently, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is looking for volunteers to help clean up a different problem. more »»

Retaliation

June 7, 2016 For the first time, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Inspector General has substantiated a report of reprisal against a female officer who reported a sexual assault. more »»

Kitty Care

June 6, 2016 As happens every year, local animal shelters are inundated with kittens and young cats as the population hits its annual boom. more »»

Compromise

June 5, 2016 West Virginia House and Senate leadership had better have lawmakers on a very short leash during the 10-day break they gave themselves after passing a budget they were almost certain would be vetoed... more »»

 
 
 

 

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