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June 27, 2015 UP: To the Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp volunteers who spent four days prepping and painting homes in the Parkersburg are. more »»


June 26, 2015 Bravo, to the combined efforts of contractor Carl Kelly Paving and city officials who have decided to get a head start on paving projects throughout Parkersburg. more »»

Brain Drain

June 25, 2015 At Camp Pocahontas, on the other side of our state, young people from all over the country are participating right now in the 2015 National Youth Science Camp, for a few weeks of science, technology... more »»


June 24, 2015 Economists are telling us West Virginia is not yet in an economic recession, but the numbers are not comforting. more »»


June 23, 2015 Ohio lawmakers have some catching up to do if they are to follow the lead of those in West Virginia who have made the Mountain State among the strictest in the nation in dealing with drunk drivers. more »»


June 22, 2015 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have issued a call for help. more »»


June 21, 2015 Congratulations are in order for new Mayor Jimmy Colombo, as he was able to garner seven of a possible eight votes from Parkersburg City Council members last week to fill the remaining 18 months of... more »»

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June 20, 2015 UP: To all the fathers we will celebrate on Sunda. more »»

Drug Abuse

June 19, 2015 Montani semper liberi — Mountaineers are always free, or, at least, that is what we tell ourselves. more »»

Bad Call

June 18, 2015 Ohio missed out on an enormous financial opportunity when a proposed tax increase on oil and natural gas drilling companies did not make the cut for the state’s two-year budget. Though Gov. more »»

Gun Safety

June 17, 2015 While the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms, it does not guarantee the right to do so irresponsibly. more »»

River Sweep

June 16, 2015 From Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., next week, groups of volunteers will be cleaning up the banks of the Ohio River, and its tributaries, as part of the annual Ohio River Swee. more »»

Budget Cuts

June 15, 2015 Budget cuts are felt in a variety of ways, but their effects are not always measurable in a way that hits home quite like the results of a one-day snapshot of domestic violence services did in West... more »»

Flag Day

June 14, 2015 Today is one of those holidays many Americans give only a passing thought when they are reminded it is both Flag Day and the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Arm. more »»

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June 13, 2015 DOWN: To the confusion resulting from the use of methods that are not normal procedure, which means it is possible Parkersburg city government could be short nearly $1 million compared with what was... more »»

ATV Safety

June 12, 2015 West Virginians have a reputation for a bit of a reckless nature, which has led joke-makers in other parts of the country to suggest a Mountaineer’s last words are likely to be “Hey, y’all, watch... more »»

BOE Agenda

June 11, 2015 When Wood County Board of Education President John Marlow objects to an addendum the administration included with copies of the regular agenda to a meeting, one might expect he would then exercise... more »»


June 10, 2015 Wood County’s Democratic Party Executive Committee has a difficult task on its hands. On Thursday, members must choose three candidates from which Parkersburg City Council will choose our new mayo. more »»


June 9, 2015 American Electric Power’s Muskingum River Plant is winding down, and as it does, the consequences of the war on coal and affordable electricity are more visible than the folks in Washington, D.C. more »»


June 8, 2015 West Virginia public schools do not always compare well with those in other states, when ranked based on one piece of data or anothe. more »»



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