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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 »»

John Kasich

October 21, 2014 When John Kasich took the reins as governor of Ohio in January 2011, the state was a mess. more »»

Alex Mooney

October 20, 2014 The Nov. 4 election is of critical importance to all Americans — and in some ways, especially so to residents of our area who will be electing someone new to represent them in Congress. more »»


October 19, 2014 West Virginians need a U.S. senator who will fight for us without regard to political interests. For years, Rep. Shelley Capito has been doing that for part of our state. more »»

Re-elect McKinley

October 18, 2014 Voters in our area of West Virginia, the First Congressional District, have had reason to be grateful for our good judgment in sending David McKinley to the House of Representatives. more »»

Safe at Home

October 17, 2014 West Virginia’s most at-risk kids are getting a little extra support from a federal waiver that will allow the state to implement a Safe at Home program designed to enhance the state’s child welfare... more »»

Identity Theft

October 16, 2014 Ohio residents have more evidence to back up warnings about increased identity theft in the state. more »»

Stay Focused

October 15, 2014 By now, most drivers understand it can be as dangerous to drive distracted as it is to drive under the influence. more »»


October 14, 2014 Today marks the deadline for registering to vote in West Virginia for the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting will then begin Oct. 22. more »»

Jobless Problem

October 13, 2014 When West Virginians lament the lack of good jobs to keep young people in the state, they may be missing a piece of the puzzle. According to U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.V. more »»

Belpre in Bloom

October 12, 2014 Belpre residents should take pride in the accolades received during the America in Bloom symposium recently. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 11, 2014 UP: To the approximately 450 special athletes from 24 West Virginia counties in Parkersburg for the 2014 Special Olympics West Virginia Fall Games. more »»

Drug Free Clubs

October 10, 2014 Next week, Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell will host a meeting in which the executive director of Drug Free Clubs of America plans to discuss a program that could do a great deal of good for Wood County. more »»


October 9, 2014 Signs going up around Parkersburg have sparked some debate about the best ways to help those who sometimes seek money at busy intersections. more »»

Home Rule

October 8, 2014 Parkersburg and Vienna were granted home rule this week, and while changes will not be evident immediately, the results could be significant for citizens and city government alike. more »»



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