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March 20, 2016 West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, knows lawmakers have a tall task in coming weeks, working to come up with a budget that handles the $9. more »»

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March 19, 2016 UP: To students who participated in the 36th annual Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee. A great deal of hard work and study went into preparing for such a tough competition. more »»


March 18, 2016 Students in Parkersburg High School teacher David Woody’s classes have gotten an excellent opportunity this school year to interact with West Virginia’s U.S. senators on an almost face-to-face basi. more »»


March 17, 2016 West Virginia students are desperate for the kind of education that will prepare them for the economy into which they will step, in just a few short years. more »»


March 16, 2016 Children are usually pretty good at getting attention when they feel they are not getting enough. more »»

Election Day

March 15, 2016 Ohio voters, you have a chance today to make a big difference in the national political scene. more »»


March 14, 2016 National news outlets focused on ratings have largely ignored Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he quietly makes a case for himself as the best candidate for president of the United State. more »»

Kick Butts

March 13, 2016 West Virginia has the seventh-highest rate of teen smokers in the nation — nearly one-fifth of Mountain State high-school students smoke, with 12. more »»

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March 12, 2016 UP: To Parkersburg Fire Chief Eric Taylor, who dedicated nearly five years as head of the city’s fire department before announcing his decision to return to the ranks as a fire captain. more »»

Drug Tests

March 11, 2016 Those joining the American Civil Liberties Union in false outrage over West Virginia lawmakers passing a bill to drug test some recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would do well to... more »»

Street Smart

March 10, 2016 Belpre residents got an opportunity this week to hear from representatives of a program that has traveled Ohio for the past 14 years. more »»


March 9, 2016 Parkersburg city officials got an important vote of confidence Monday during the exit conference for the 2014-15 audit. more »»


March 8, 2016 A week from today, Ohio Republicans have a chance to remind the rest of the country there is a better choice to be the GOP nominee for president. Gov. more »»


March 7, 2016 Emergency Site Protection has been operating in the Mid-Ohio Valley since November, transporting patients between medical facilities. more »»


March 6, 2016 Though West Virginia’s Office of Child Nutrition is able to administer the Summer Food Service Program with the use of federal funding, it still needs local organizations to help feed kids and... more »»

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March 5, 2016 DOWN: To those who have contributed to deteriorating conditions at the Mountwood Park gun range. more »»


March 4, 2016 Though the proverbial bloom is off the natural-gas-industry rose by now in West Virginia, a survey conducted by Energize WV and Mark Blankenship Enterprises indicates most voters in the Mountain... more »»

Jobless Fund

March 3, 2016 West Virginia’s jobless rate is inching back up, and the gap between the Mountain State and the rest of the country is widening. In January, the jobless rate in West Virginia was 6. more »»

Fire Season

March 2, 2016 Spring may be 18 days away, according to the calendar, but as far as the West Virginia Division of Forestry is concerned, spring has sprung — the spring forest fire season, anywa. more »»

HB 2704

March 1, 2016 Changes to West Virginia House Bill 2704 sneaked in over the weekend would have been devastating to West Virginia consumers and small-business owners, and lawmakers were right to table the measure. more »»



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