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June 14, 2014 UP: To Edison Middle School’s F.O.R. Club, which recently hosted a luncheon for county firefighters, police officers and EMT. more »»

New Violence, Old Violence

June 13, 2014 Here we go, again, in Iraq. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has taken over the country’s second-largest city and is threatening a greater takeover. more »»

A Lesson

June 12, 2014 Politicians, take note: Listen to your constituency. You are their public servant, and if you do not do the job they expect of you, they will fire you. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. more »»


June 11, 2014 Americans this week got a look at the report of an audit of Veterans Affairs facilities sparked by an investigation into criminal violations that may have included secret waiting times, falsified... more »»

Greener Acres

June 10, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort — plant more tree. more »»

Deputy Super

June 9, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members will meet this evening to discuss, among other things, a plan by incoming superintendent John Flint that would not only reorganize the central office, but... more »»

Joyce Mather

June 8, 2014 United Way board of directors members have a huge task ahead of them, as they work to fill the post Joyce Mather will leave in September. more »»

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June 7, 2014 UP: To the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation for the nearly $147,000 in grants awarded Tuesday. more »»

Blanket Rulings

June 6, 2014 Proposed legislation in the Ohio General Assembly would tie the hands of judges who now have room to make reasonable decisions when it comes to dogs that have been ruled viciou. more »»

Working Together

June 5, 2014 For as much good-natured ribbing as supporters of West Virginia University and Marshall University give each other, most of us are able to abandon such feelings of rivalry once we have left the... more »»

Bright Future

June 4, 2014 Residents across the 1st Congressional District may be envious of Wood County’s potential new cracker plant, but local officials are right to understand there is a great deal of work to be done if w... more »»

Voting Matters

June 3, 2014 Studies have shown only one of every 100,000 votes cast in federal elections, and one of every 15,000 votes cast at the state legislative level “mattered in the sense that they were cast for a... more »»

Criminal Neglect

June 2, 2014 When President Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation last week, the president said “the VA needs new leadership,” in order to address the systemic... more »»

Good Faith?

June 1, 2014 West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection has a big problem, when it comes to implementing new rules that require above-ground storage tanks to be registered by Oct. 1. more »»

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May 31, 2014 UP: To the support among area fire departments during emergencies. This cooperation was on display Tuesday when lightning started a fire at a home on Wyndemere Drive. more »»

Poor Example

May 30, 2014 Environmental Protection Agency proposals expected to be released next week are another case of the federal government not understanding the U.. more »»

Rules of the Road

May 29, 2014 Tuesday’s accident at the intersection of 20th and Plum streets in Parkersburg was the latest example of what seems, anecdotally, anyway, to be an uptick in accidents caused by drivers who have... more »»

Stepping Up

May 28, 2014 West Virginia was one of only seven states in which the number of people receiving food stamps increased, as of Februar. more »»

ATV Adventures

May 27, 2014 With a couple of recent tragedies so fresh in the minds of many Mid-Ohio Valley residents, it is worth asking Mountwood Park board members what safety protocols will be in place at a planned 605-acr... more »»

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend. Today Americans pay tribute to those men and women who wore the uniform of the armed forces and gave their all to this country. more »»



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