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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 »»

Prenatal Care

July 30, 2015 Ohio continues to suffer from a higher infant mortality rate than most of the rest of the country. According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, in 2013 there were 7. more »»


July 29, 2015 Parkersburg officials have been fairly generous in their attempt to get as many properties onto the vacant properties registry as possible. more »»

Living Wage

July 28, 2015 As conversation continues about West Virginia’s placement at the bottom of the unemployment rankings, perhaps we should be adding another idea to the mix: It is not that the Mountain State does not... more »»


July 27, 2015 Action from Gov. more »»


July 26, 2015 Recycling is good for the environment and the economy. It cuts down on what gets tossed into landfills, reduces pollution, saves resources and money, and even creates job. more »»

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July 25, 2015 UP: To shelter manager Scott Little and the volunteers and employees at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Dog Warden Kelly McGilton... more »»

John Kasich

July 24, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich has thrown his hat into a very crowded ring, nearly full to bursting with candidates for the Republican presidential nominatio. more »»


July 23, 2015 When storms slammed the Mid-Ohio Valley earlier this month, the kind-hearted community members who so often step in to help others did so once again, and quickly. more »»


July 22, 2015 Newly released numbers from the 2015 Kids Count Data Book should have West Virginians scrambling for solutions. more »»

Natural Gas

July 21, 2015 Those whose hopes have risen and fallen on the idea that a natural gas industry boom was this close to delivering a major boost to the Mid-Ohio Valley economy are likely beginning to ask themselves... more »»


July 20, 2015 While federal officials hem and haw about the labels that should be applied to the tragedy in Chattanooga, Ten. more »»


July 19, 2015 Congratulations to Eric Jiles, who has been chosen to take over the post of Parkersburg finance director beginning in Augus. more »»

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July 18, 2015 UP: To members of Parkersburg’s Urban Renewal Authority and Development Director Rickie Yeager for quickly finding a way to stop $170,000 in grant funding from returning to the U.S. more »»


July 17, 2015 There will be plenty of real calls for help during the coming days and weeks, as local residents try to clean up from storms and flooding that put Wood County in a state of emergency. more »»


July 16, 2015 When someone from out-of-town asks for a restaurant recommendation, do you point them toward one of the many locally owned establishments our region has to offer? The West Virginia Division of... more »»


July 15, 2015 As the stream in Mineral Wells spilled out of its banks Sunday, a driver found herself stranded by the rapidly rising water. more »»


July 13, 2015 Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and studied by the Tax Foundation, show money goes a little further in West Virginia and Ohio than it does in most of the rest of the country. more »»


July 12, 2015 West Virginians concerned about the future of education in our state have an opportunity — and an obligation, really — to do something about it, as the Department of Education and West Virginia... more »»



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