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Sak Pak

March 10, 2015 Students at Mineral Wells Elementary School — 130 of them, in fact — are being cared for by their community in a way that extends beyond traditional school hours. more »»

Police Training

March 9, 2015 Ohio lawmakers should pay close attention to the findings of an advisory group created by Attorney General Mike DeWine to examine possible changes to the way the state trains police officers. more »»

True Threats

March 8, 2015 Naysayers are criticizing West Virginia’s lawmakers for revisiting regulations regarding aboveground storage tanks, which were hastily put in place after last year’s chemical leak, which affected... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 7, 2015 UP: To the road and utility workers who did their best to keep on top of treacherous road conditions and power outages as the Mid-Ohio Valley was walloped (again) this week by a winter storm. more »»

Runaway Agenda

March 6, 2015 When the Environmental Protection Agency was created, it was intended to have the power to address clear, pressing environmental issues — and, therefore, was allowed by Congress to implement its own... more »»

Road Work

March 5, 2015 Once upon a time, drivers told stories about road trips on which they were able to tell when they had crossed the border into West Virginia based on road conditions, rather than looking at signs. more »»


March 4, 2015 As local officials recounted what they had learned from a January trip to Minot, N.D. more »»


March 3, 2015 Though we should all be mindful of the words we use, all the time, tomorrow is Spread the Word to Stop the Word Day, as part of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. more »»


March 2, 2015 Though winter still has us firmly in its grasp, it is not too early to begin thinking about all the good food that will be produced on local farms this spring and summer. more »»

Smoking Exemption

March 1, 2015 As West Virginia lawmakers take up a bill that would give greater leeway for organizations and businesses to work around county indoor air quality laws, it is worth reminding the state’s county... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 28, 2015 UP: To St. Marys resident Jennifer Perry whose photograph was among the seven winners in the West Virginia Division of Tourism’s “You Remind Me of West Virginia” photo contest. more »»

Fund Drive

February 27, 2015 When someone broke in to steal the cash register, checks and cash at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley earlier this month, it could have been quite a blow to the animal shelte. more »»

Casino Hype

February 26, 2015 Administrators of Ohio’s many school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the state. more »»


February 25, 2015 Cold weather means the level of danger heats up for firefighter. more »»

Help Without Dependency

February 24, 2015 West Virginia University took part in the analysis of 50 years’ worth of data on the Appalachian Regional Commission’s impact on the region it was intended to hel. more »»

Good Example

February 23, 2015 A group of young people in Ohio has developed a two-sided card to give students a quick rundown of both rights and responsibilities when dealing with members of law enforcement. more »»

Damage Must Stop

February 22, 2015 Parkersburg’s reputation has been hurt in recent weeks. Mayor Bob Newell is under scrutiny for an alleged adulterous affair with municipal Finance Director Ashley Flowers. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 21, 2015 UP: To the area’s highway crews for the difficult work they have put in this past week. more »»

Crude Oil Transport

February 20, 2015 As one woman affected by the train derailment and ensuing violent explosions in Mount Carbon, W.Va., put it, if you live in West Virginia, you live near railroad track. more »»

Great Futures

February 19, 2015 Congratulations to Alyssa Jenkins, Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, who will now advance to higher-level competitions, as part of the program that promotes service to the club,... more »»



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