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John Lee

January 31, 2016 It is difficult to measure the enormous good John Lee did for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Much of the credit for the vibrant theater we enjoy today falls to him. more »»

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January 30, 2016 UP: To Wood County Assessor Rich Shaffer, as he reflects on winding down a 25-year career in the assessor’s office. more »»


January 29, 2016 New America’s Education Policy Program study of children’s literacy across the country has determined West Virginia is doing better than just about anyone else at developing kids’ reading skills. more »»


January 28, 2016 Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo called on members of city council to respect each other “a little bit more,” as he outlined the state of the city this week. more »»


January 27, 2016 When voters approved a levy to fund a new south Parkersburg Library, it was a clear sign of what is still important to local residents — access for everyone to information, literature and programmin... more »»


January 26, 2016 During a visit to Parkersburg last week, U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. more »»

Health Crisis

January 25, 2016 For many, HIV is an urban diseases of the 1980s and ’90s. But the Centers for Disease Control says we need to adjust our thinkin. more »»

Federal Aid

January 24, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke during his State of the State address earlier this month of the potential for $140 million in National Disaster Resilience funding from the U.S. more »»

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January 23, 2016 UP: To Kraton Polymers, for leading the largest workplace giving campaign in the region covered by the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Snow Hazard

January 22, 2016 Cold weather, accompanied by ice and snow, can be more than an inconvenience — it can be dangerous. The dangers go far beyond frostbite or slips on ic. more »»


January 21, 2016 Parkersburg and Vienna city governments got a bit of good news this week, as reports from the state showed sales tax revenue over five months has already surpassed the amount lost through mandated... more »»


January 20, 2016 When students at Marietta Middle School returned Tuesday from their long weekend, they were greeted with positive messages attached to their lockers. more »»


January 19, 2016 When West Virginia University and Marshall University join forces on a project, good things can happen. more »»

King's Day

January 18, 2016 “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr.’s words are an inspiration to millions. more »»


January 17, 2016 Though it is a very politically convenient football to toss around, Common Core — and its relatives — should be the least of the worries of those lawmakers who truly have the best interests of West... more »»

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January 16, 2016 UP: To lawmakers who were well prepared for the start of the legislative session in West Virginia with a full slate of first-day bills. More than 400 bills were offered. more »»


January 15, 2016 Workplace freedom could be one of the more important pieces of legislation implemented during the current session of the Legislature in West Virginia. more »»


January 14, 2016 What a picture, painted by the Royal Bank of Scotland this week. RBS advised its clients to get out of the markets. Now. It suggested selling everything but high quality bonds. more »»


January 13, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has, after all, decided to at least appear to serve his own Democratic party by announcing he will appoint a Democrat to fill the seat of former state Sen. more »»

Drug Abuse

January 12, 2016 West Virginia’s Mine Safety Office says the number of coal miners in the state who failed a drug test last year was lower than in the previous year. Good news, right? Well, no. more »»



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