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Finding Support

November 10, 2014 When most of us think of first aid, we think of bandages or CPR. more »»

Sore Losers

November 9, 2014 A group of about 10 campaign workers for the West Virginia Democratic Party has more than just a lot of explaining to do, as party officials deal with accusations the bunch treated Charleston... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

November 8, 2014 UP: To the 15 years of service Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Executive Director Sharon Callow has given to both the local agency and to the natio. more »»


November 7, 2014 Still do not think your vote would have mattered this week? Wood County Clerk candidates Mark Rhodes and Bob Buchanan would probably beg to diffe. more »»


November 6, 2014 Saturday at Parkersburg City Park, local groups will be participating in the Wood County Children’s Home Society of West Virginia’s SleepOut event — an effort to raise funds, and awareness, for a... more »»


November 5, 2014 It is time to get to work. more »»

What's Next, WV

November 4, 2014 Wood County residents can take part in discussions next week meant to encourage real thinking about “What’s Next, WV.” Monday, Nov. more »»


November 3, 2014 Here’s a rule of thumb in politics: Never anger anyone you don’t need to alienate for a good reason. more »»

Project AWARE

November 2, 2014 Wood County’s public school system is one of three in West Virginia that will serve as demonstration sites to guide development of a statewide approach to improve mental health services — for... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

November 1, 2014 UP: To everyone remembering to turn back their clocks on Sunday as we fall back into Eastern Standard Time. It also is a good time for homeowners to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms. more »»

Giving Back

October 31, 2014 Eagle Scout Service Projects are a chance for young men to demonstrate their desire — and ability — to give back and make a difference in their communitie. more »»

Dismissive Attitude

October 30, 2014 Members of the West Virginia Board of Education Commission on School District Governance and Administration displayed a disturbing lack of faith in the ability of West Virginians to make good... more »»

Childhood Obesity

October 29, 2014 West Virginians — particularly children — are trending in the wrong direction when it comes to obesity and chronic health problems like Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. In fact, Dr. more »»

Health Risk

October 28, 2014 Political correctness can mean taking extreme measures to avoid insulting or marginalizing anyone — no matter how much the truth must be bent to do so. more »»

Gate Crashers

October 27, 2014 Another apparently mentally ill person jumped the White House fence last week. more »»

Truancy Officers

October 26, 2014 Truancy officers have made an enormous difference for Wood County students in recent years, but their job is an ongoing one, and requires continued help from policymakers and parents or guardians. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 25, 2014 UP: To the American Heart Association for its Mission: Lifeline program that will teach students in 27 public and parochial middle and high schools in Wood County how to perform cardiopulmonary... more »»

Protect Patients

October 24, 2014 Nurses and doctors are not interchangeable. That seems fairly clear. more »»

Gabriel Project

October 23, 2014 When Stacy DeCicco spoke to the Parkersburg Rotary Club this week, she made a point that surely raised more than a few eyebrow. more »»

Bill Johnson

October 22, 2014 On both national issues and those of direct concern to East Ohio communities, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has been a leader. more »»



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