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Morrisey Lawsuit

August 5, 2014 President Barack Obama has made it clear that when he disagrees with the law, he will not enforce it. more »»

Global Humanity

August 4, 2014 When we see good news such as the completion of another Habitat for Humanity home in Wood County, it is easy to forget the organization, with the help of local affiliates, does a great deal of good... more »»

EPA Assault

August 3, 2014 If you do not believe there is a war on coal and affordable electricity, ask the 1,100 employees of Alpha Natural Resources in West Virginia who were told last week they would likely be losing their... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 2, 2014 UP: To the annual Belpre Homecoming, which continues today with several events, including a beauty pageant, bass tournament, carnival and musical entertainment at the Suddenlink Main Stage near the... more »»


August 1, 2014 Community members in Parkersburg’s District 4 are doing more than simply wishing for change, as they work to improve their neighborhood. more »»

Human Trafficking

July 31, 2014 When first responders, police officers and educators met earlier this week for a workshop on human trafficking in West Virginia, learning materials presented to attendees were not made available to... more »»


July 30, 2014 Monday’s announcement by Wood County Superintendent of Schools John Flint that he had reinstated Parkersburg South High School chemistry teacher David Foggin left quite a few questions unanswered. more »»


July 29, 2014 For generations, human activity was blamed for the disappearance of several species from our region. And, it was true, we were not the best stewards of this land and water. more »»

Saving Lives

July 28, 2014 One way for Marietta-area residents to do something good for their community is changing, as Memorial Health System plans to close its blood bank after Aug. 1. more »»

Bad Doctors

July 27, 2014 “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone,” so says the Hippocratic Oath, still considered by many the professional... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 26, 2014 UP: To the partnership between the Washington-Morgan Community Action and the U.S. Forest Service that has given nine Washington County teenagers summer jobs working in the Wayne National Fores. more »»

College Costs

July 25, 2014 West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said this week he believes his institution’s relationship with WVU-Parkersburg represents a “compelling opportunity. more »»

Chief Deputy

July 24, 2014 Recent events have showed law enforcement officers in our area do not exactly have cushy jobs. They have the difficult, sometimes dangerous, job of serving and protecting the rest of us. more »»


July 23, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

Back to School

July 22, 2014 Organizations across the Mid-Ohio Valley have begun their efforts to ensure all local kids start the school year with the supplies they will need. more »»


July 21, 2014 Before the wailing and gnashing of teeth gets too out of hand as the politically correct react to Clean Edge’s ranking of West Virginia at 49th in its 2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index, it is a good... more »»


July 20, 2014 Ohio homeowners got a bit of good news this week, as RealtyTrac released its midyear foreclosure market report. In the Buckeye State, the foreclosure rate fell 13 percent from 2013. That is fantastic. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 19, 2014 UP: To the 42nd West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition which concludes its run tonight at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road, in Mineral Well. more »»


July 18, 2014 Daily reports of gun violence in other parts of the country seem so far away for most in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

300 Tons

July 17, 2014 Oh, the West Virginia hills! How majestic and how grand, with her summits bathed in ... more »»



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