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Human Trafficking

February 9, 2015 Human trafficking is a nationwide problem — it includes crimes such as sex trafficking (brothels, advertisements, hotels or motels, for example) and labor trafficking (domestic help and, perhaps... more »»

Outstanding Organization

February 8, 2015 Parkersburg residents familiar with the traditional “Steak and Burger Dinner” to benefit the Boys and Girls Club annually are in for a treat this year, as the organization has revamped the event and... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 7, 2015 DOWN: To the on-time departure rate for Silver Airways, which dropped to 49 percent in January from 57 percent in December. The airline, which flies from Wood County Airport to Washington, D.C. more »»

Prevailing Wage

February 6, 2015 A working bill to repeal prevailing wage rates has been advanced to the West Virginia Senate floor, and senators should do their best to make it a success. more »»

End of Program

February 5, 2015 Changes in federal regulations and funding will mean the end of a program that has been an asset to communities fighting the tidal wave of drug abuse that has swept into the area. Because the U.S. more »»

Spencer’s Landing

February 4, 2015 Vienna officials appear to be moving quickly with the Spencer’s Landing project planned for the former Johns Manville property. more »»

Pregnant Smokers

February 3, 2015 A program to encourage pregnant smokers to permanently quit is gaining traction in Summit County, Ohio, and should be considered—with some modification—by other counties. more »»

Prevent Dropouts

February 2, 2015 AmeriCorps is sending four volunteers to three local schools — Waverly Elementary, Williamstown Elementary and Williamstown High School — as part of a program meant to prevent students from dropping... more »»

Threats

February 1, 2015 A rash of incidents at local schools demonstrate two things: First, Mid-Ohio Valley schools are not immune to the kinds of frightening threats and close calls that have plagued schools throughout th... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 31, 2015 UP: To Division of Natural Resources District 6 Law Enforcement Officer Jonathan R. Casto for being named the DNR Officer of the Year for 2014. more »»

Pipeline Accidents

January 30, 2015 National Transportation Safety Board accident investigators made a bit of a splash this week when they said three natural gas pipeline accidents, including one in West Virginia, demonstrated systemi... more »»

Help the Kids

January 29, 2015 When 105 people volunteered in an effort to count the number of homeless in our community, they did so in an attempt to help end chronic and veteran homelessness in Wood County. more »»

Bad Investment

January 28, 2015 Greyhound breeders and racetracks in West Virginia may not like it, but the results of a study commissioned by the state Senate Finance Committee last year make clear the state must stop shoring up... more »»

Safety Matter

January 27, 2015 Officers who put their safety on the line every day when they report to work in corrections facilities should have as many tools as possible to protect themselves. more »»

Giving Back

January 26, 2015 A big “thank you” to United Bank for its donation last week of $175,000 to establish a fund that will support the police departments of both Parkersburg and Vienna. more »»

Trendy Hysteria

January 25, 2015 Vaccines save lives. They are safe, and have done immeasurable good in fending off diseases that still haunt much of the rest of the world. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 24, 2015 UP: To the Belpre Elementary sixth-grade class for donating its entire end-of-the-year field trip fund, approximately $600, to two classmates whose house was destroyed by fire the last day of school... more »»

Smoke-Free

January 23, 2015 Congratulations to counties in the Mid-Ohio Valley receiving A grades from the American Lung Association for their indoor air quality and smoke-free regulations. more »»

Rose-colored Glasses

January 22, 2015 Reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address included a lot of references to “common sense” from both sides. more »»

Generosity

January 21, 2015 As cold weather solidifies its grip on the Mid-Ohio Valley, residents in need of a little help can still count on various agencies and the generosity of local folks who know the need does not stop... more »»

 
 
 

 

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