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May 21, 2015 West Virginia has some work to do to catch up with the rest of the country in most educational categorie. more »»

Drug Abuse

May 20, 2015 Among the frightening revelations during the 2015 Substance Abuse Town Hall meeting hosted by the Substance Abuse Committee of the Healthy Community Coalition this week was the response to a... more »»


May 19, 2015 It is a sign of the reality we must all accept that institutions such as Camden Clark Medical Center are conducting training sessions for dealing with an “active shooter” or other violent intruder,... more »»


May 18, 2015 Events across the Mid-Ohio Valley last week reminded us all how important it is for communities to rally behind their own who are fighting cancer, or rebuilding their lives after winning the fight,... more »»

Nursing Care

May 17, 2015 When faced with the difficult decisions of finding the best place for an aging, perhaps ailing, loved one to live, many people find themselves considering nursing homes as some of the options. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 16, 2015 UP: To Emerson Elementary School Principal Penny Coleman who earned the honor of Principal of the Year from the West Virginia Parent-Teacher association, in addition to receiving similar recognition... more »»

Slow Down

May 15, 2015 “Click it or Ticket,” “Don’t Text & Drive,” “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” for years law enforcement has been trying to get our attention when it comes to the many ways in which drivers risk thei... more »»


May 14, 2015 This week, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law a couple of bills meant to promote tourism in the Mountain State. more »»

Police Week

May 13, 2015 National Police Week gives us the opportunity each year to remember the service given to our communities by members of law enforcement. more »»


May 12, 2015 Federal efforts against the coal industry and affordable electricity are having an effect that has caught the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcemen... more »»


May 11, 2015 Lawmakers in West Virginia will not have very long to celebrate their success in balancing the budget for the fiscal year that will end June 30. more »»


May 10, 2015 “In my mind, it’s not a battle for either side, worth fighting,” said City Attorney Joe Santer, regarding the audit for which Parkersburg City Council allocated funds, and Mayor Bob Newell vetoed... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 9, 2015 UP: To officials at Parkersburg High School, whose quick actions not only put out a fire in an elevator shaft and kept it from spreading, but also quickly tracked down two juvenile suspects who are... more »»

Cleanup Day

May 8, 2015 Many in the Mid-Ohio Valley have spent recent weekends doing some spring cleaning in their own homes. Tomorrow will present an opportunity to do some freshening up across the streets of Parkersburg. more »»

Red Flags

May 7, 2015 Wood County Airport Authority President Bill Richardson was correct to focus on the positive when he commended Silver Airways for its improved performance in recent weeks. more »»


May 6, 2015 Local kids have, for many years, been able to participate in a program that yields benefits for them — and the rest of us. The annual Samuel R. more »»


May 5, 2015 As spring starts to feel a little more like summer, excitement is building for another season at the Point Park Marketplace, where there are still opportunities for local farmers and artisans to... more »»


May 4, 2015 For many of us, talk of drug abuse in Appalachia conjures images of meth labs and oxycontin bottles. more »»

Public Health

May 3, 2015 During a meeting of the state’s new Public Health Impact Task Force last week, officials were looking for a way to redefine the mission of “public health in West Virginia.” But as Dr. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 2, 2015 To Pope Francis, who said last week the disparity in earnings between men and women is “pure scandal,” as he asked “Why is it a given that women must earn less than men? No! They have the same right... more »»



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