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Public Transit

May 29, 2015 A debate in Ohio is highlighting two problems: one, the pitiful level of funds available for public transportation in the state; but, two, the apparently bottomless fund for studies and reports. Go. more »»


May 28, 2015 City council members must rise above the ill feelings, animosities and division caused by the situation involving Mayor Bob Newell, the reported affair with Finance Director Ashley Flowers and the... more »»

Road Work

May 27, 2015 For more than a year-and-a-half, lawmakers in West Virginia have been able to avoid the question of just how to fix our crumbling roads, bridges and tunnels by claiming they were waiting for the... more »»


May 26, 2015 If spring cleaning has extended to the outdoors, residents inside the city of Parkersburg must bear in mind a few rules if they intend to get rid of landscaping waste by burning. more »»

Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 Few people refer to today’s celebration as “Decoration Day,” anymore, but the roots of the Memorial Day holiday that has become the unofficial kickoff to summer lie in efforts to honor those who fel... more »»

Clean Energy

May 24, 2015 A wind- and solar- energy advocacy group released a report last week claiming Ohio’s freeze of renewable energy and energy efficiency standards is damaging the industry. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 23, 2015 UP: To local high school graduates celebrating the turning of a page in their academic careers over the next few weekends. more »»


May 22, 2015 Scam stories are so common these days many of us have become either numb to it all or too frightened of potential thieves to carry on charitable giving the way we used t. more »»


May 21, 2015 West Virginia has some work to do to catch up with the rest of the country in most educational categorie. more »»

Drug Abuse

May 20, 2015 Among the frightening revelations during the 2015 Substance Abuse Town Hall meeting hosted by the Substance Abuse Committee of the Healthy Community Coalition this week was the response to a... more »»


May 19, 2015 It is a sign of the reality we must all accept that institutions such as Camden Clark Medical Center are conducting training sessions for dealing with an “active shooter” or other violent intruder,... more »»


May 18, 2015 Events across the Mid-Ohio Valley last week reminded us all how important it is for communities to rally behind their own who are fighting cancer, or rebuilding their lives after winning the fight,... more »»

Nursing Care

May 17, 2015 When faced with the difficult decisions of finding the best place for an aging, perhaps ailing, loved one to live, many people find themselves considering nursing homes as some of the options. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 16, 2015 UP: To Emerson Elementary School Principal Penny Coleman who earned the honor of Principal of the Year from the West Virginia Parent-Teacher association, in addition to receiving similar recognition... more »»

Slow Down

May 15, 2015 “Click it or Ticket,” “Don’t Text & Drive,” “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” for years law enforcement has been trying to get our attention when it comes to the many ways in which drivers risk thei... more »»


May 14, 2015 This week, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law a couple of bills meant to promote tourism in the Mountain State. more »»

Police Week

May 13, 2015 National Police Week gives us the opportunity each year to remember the service given to our communities by members of law enforcement. more »»


May 12, 2015 Federal efforts against the coal industry and affordable electricity are having an effect that has caught the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcemen... more »»


May 11, 2015 Lawmakers in West Virginia will not have very long to celebrate their success in balancing the budget for the fiscal year that will end June 30. more »»


May 10, 2015 “In my mind, it’s not a battle for either side, worth fighting,” said City Attorney Joe Santer, regarding the audit for which Parkersburg City Council allocated funds, and Mayor Bob Newell vetoed... more »»



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