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Staying Local

March 25, 2014 The recent order by the U.S. Department of Transportation continuing flights from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport to Cleveland through June 14 was certainly good news. more »»


March 24, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members have an important task ahead of them, as they begin the work of replacing Superintendent Pat Law, who intends to retire when his contract ends June 30. more »»

Lessons Unlearned

March 23, 2014 Officials and security contractors in New York City appear to have, again, forgotten the lessons we were all supposed to learn in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 22, 2014 DOWN: To Russell T. Farr, 50, and wife Angela J. Farr, 32, for their alleged treatment of his developmentally disabled brother and sister. more »»

Line of Defense

March 21, 2014 During the past five weeks, some 20 Parkersburg homes have been burglarized. more »»

Hurtful Words

March 20, 2014 Many who are upset that Parkersburg South High School science teacher David Foggin has been suspended over comments posted on his Facebook page are using the First Amendment as part of their argument. more »»


March 19, 2014 U.S. Labor Department figures showed Ohio ranked second in the country last month in terms of the raw number of jobs gained, 16,700. That is great news at first look. more »»

Peace of Mind

March 18, 2014 Autonomy is important for most residents of the Mountain State. We would rather make decisions for ourselves than put important choices in the hands of attorneys, hospitals or even relatives. more »»

Fire Season

March 17, 2014 When West Virginia’s spring forest fire season began March 1, most residents probably were more concerned about keeping wood in the stove than any burning of outside brush piles. more »»

A Food Desert

March 16, 2014 According to federal statistics, West Virginia produces less than 10 percent of the food its residents consume — and more than half of what is produced here comes from the poultry industry. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 15, 2014 UP: To Wood County Habitat for Humanity’s 68th home dedication, which was held on March 9. more »»


March 14, 2014 In the weeks following the Jan. 9 chemical leak into the Elk River, the West Virginia Poison Center in Charleston was a busy place. more »»

Peace of Mind

March 13, 2014 Children, parents, coaches and anyone who might be part of Marietta Recreational Soccer League events are a little safer because of a donation by Camden Clark Medical Center this week. more »»

Public Safety

March 12, 2014 It was a miracle no one was killed when a gas pipeline near Sissonville ruptured in December 201. more »»

Destination City

March 11, 2014 Last week, representatives from several Midwest motorcoach companies were in Parkersburg to visit the area’s tourist locations for possible inclusion during the upcoming tour season. more »»


March 10, 2014 Vienna City Council members find themselves in a bit of a quandary over the idea of creating a position for a development director versus balancing the budget. more »»


March 9, 2014 Alpha Natural Resources is about to have to shell out a record $27. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 8, 2014 UP: To grants totaling more than $400,000 for maintenance projects on the North Bend Rail Trail. more »»

Bad Gamble

March 7, 2014 Wood County Commissioners Wayne Dunn and Steve Gainer might want to consider: If the county will not enforce its ordinance regulating the placement of video lottery establishments, why have such... more »»

Giving Blood

March 6, 2014 This winter has hit the Mid-Ohio Valley hard. Everywhere can be heard grumbles of “This is the worst winter in 20 years!” and “I’m so sick of the snow. more »»



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