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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 »»

Job Growth

January 11, 2016 Last week, the Associated Press headed a Legislative Lookahead session, in which lawmakers and other officials helped journalists get a better handle on the issues that will matter most in the... more »»


January 10, 2016 Those witnessing the devastating effects of substance abuse in the Mid-Ohio Valley may not realize the horrors faced by friends and families of those who use. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 9, 2016 UP: To local first responders and the Wood County 911 Center dispatchers who had a very busy 2015 with 122,576 calls resulting in emergency services being dispatched 107,406 times. more »»


January 8, 2016 West Virginia law contains a clear direction for choosing the replacement for former state Sen. more »»


January 7, 2016 Superintendent Michael Martirano made an important decision Monday when he reversed his plan to keep secret the names of members of his new advisory commission on statewide standardized testing; and... more »»


January 6, 2016 West Virginians for Affordable Health Care picked some numbers to crunch from data collected by the West Virginia Health Care Authority. more »»

Ohio Jobs

January 5, 2016 Ohio got some good news about its job market during the fall, when the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported there were 240,000 job openings in the state between mid-October and... more »»

Drug Arrests

January 4, 2016 As discussion continues about legalization or decriminalization of some drugs, changing sentences for some non-victim drug crimes, and focusing on rehabilitation rather than simply punishment, there... more »»


January 3, 2016 Low numbers of citations for using an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle may be deceptive, as Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp points out officers have had a lot on their plates in... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 2, 2016 UP: To the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation’s acceptance of Oakland, the historic James McNeil Stephenson home, from John and Pamela Lutz. more »»

A Fresh Start

January 1, 2016 Today is a fresh start. more »»

Take a Hike

December 31, 2015 As West Virginia residents consider New Year’s resolutions to implement tomorrow, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England has an idea: Take a hike. Actually, take lots of the. more »»


December 30, 2015 Though greatly slowed by policies designed to hamstring the oil and natural gas industry in Appalachia, progress is being made. more »»

Red Cross

December 29, 2015 Last week, the Mid-Ohio Valley was hit by storms and a “weak tornado” that have been followed by almost constant rain. more »»


December 28, 2015 Just as West Virginia faces renewed struggles with unemployment, reduced tax revenue, declining population and a regulatory climate that confuses even the most savvy of entrepreneurs, the non-profit... more »»


December 27, 2015 This morning, many in the Mid-Ohio Valley may be waking up to households in which guests are frantically packing up and preparing to leave after a long holiday weeken. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

December 26, 2015 UP: To Lakyn Campbell, 11, of North Hills, who joined the ranks of many other area deer hunters when she got her first deer —an 8-point buck — and decided to have the meat processed and donated to a... more »»


December 25, 2015 The day has arrived! Today, most Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus; and Christians and non-Christians alike celebrate the opportunity to gather with family and friends in a season of love and... more »»

Fraud Squad

December 24, 2015 West Virginia has for generations been the kind of state in which those who are truly disabled and unable to work are plentiful enough that it provides cover for those who are scamming the syste. more »»



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