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August 19, 2015 Two local residents are very lucky this week to have their life savings back in their hands after an incident that could have left them penniless. In fact, as Vienna Police Sgt. more »»


August 18, 2015 Representatives of the oil and natural gas industries in West Virginia spoke last week to a group of reporters and editors gathered in Charlesto. more »»


August 17, 2015 West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano was right to resist the urge to celebrate news last week that Mountain State students’ scores on the new standardized test exceeded... more »»


August 16, 2015 With the arrival last week of results from the long-awaited review of Parkersburg’s city purchasing card program, residents must bear in mind two things: No instance of missing funds was mentioned i... more »»

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August 15, 2015 UP: To everyone participating in this morning’s News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two-Mile events. more »»


August 14, 2015 Attorneys general across the country who have been building a case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to bully coal-producing states are no doubt restraining themselves from... more »»

Mine Safety

August 13, 2015 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration officials have been busy this month, with five mining fatalities — three in the same day — in Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia. more »»


August 12, 2015 Members of the board of directors for Latrobe Street Mission are scrambling to come up with enough money and community support to keep the homeless shelter open. more »»

Smoking Ban

August 11, 2015 Ohio has made admirable progress in keeping workplaces free of cigar and cigarette smoke. Since 2006, the Smoke Free Workplace Act has banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces. more »»


August 10, 2015 Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. more »»

Drug Testing

August 9, 2015 Wood County Board of Education members have put out for public comment a policy for which parents and teachers alike should be fully on board. more »»

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August 8, 2015 UP: To new Vienna Police Department officers Gregory R. Britton and Zachary Schaad, who were sworn in this week. Schaad brings with him 4-year-old police dog Dar. more »»


August 7, 2015 A reminder for parents sending kids to schools in West Virginia this year: Get your children vaccinated. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is the law. more »»


August 6, 2015 Deadbeat parents in Ohio are facing another weapon in Ohio’s collections arsenal. more »»


August 5, 2015 President Barack Obama is dishonest and delusional. The Clean Power Plan he and his Environmental Protection Agency have developed is a targeted, illegal attack. more »»

Health Care

August 4, 2015 Last week, politicians and other officials marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and its offshoot, Medicaid. The term “celebrated” was thrown around a lot. more »»

Comp Costs

August 3, 2015 Privatization continues to yield benefits for the state of West Virginia as the governor reported last week another $43 million reduction in workers’ compensation premiums for Mountain State... more »»


August 2, 2015 Another piece of the Parkersburg City Government puzzle has fallen into place as the 7th District City Council vacancy left by Aaron Read’s anticipated overseas military deployment has been filled. more »»

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August 1, 2015 DOWN: To those responsible for break-ins and vandalism at Parkersburg High School. more »»

Day of Hope

July 31, 2015 Earlier this week, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed Sept. 13 will be a statewide “Day of Hope. more »»



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