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April 23, 2014 When 18-year-old Aaron Ferrari spoke to the Wood County Farm Bureau this week, he was able to shed light on a corner of the world we have heard much about lately, but about which we really know very... more »»

Earth Day

April 22, 2014 On this Earth Day it might be helpful to step back for a moment from the more trendy aspects of environmental stewardship and remember that if we are to truly take care of the planet we call home, w... more »»


April 21, 2014 Recently, the State Secondary Schools Activities Commission passed a rule change that would allow middle and high school coaches an additional three weeks in the summer to work with their... more »»


April 20, 2014 Good morning! Today marks the most joyous morning on the Christian calendar, as on Easter Sunday believers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the beginning of their faith. more »»

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April 19, 2014 UP: To Parkersburg taking another step toward becoming the low-budget horror film capital of the universe. more »»

Helping Neighbors

April 18, 2014 Thank you, Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»


April 17, 2014 Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell’s proposal this week for City Council to borrow funds to raze 85 structures is a good idea, with a great deal of merit, but a few wrinkles need to be ironed out first. more »»

Shining Stars

April 16, 2014 Most athletes, like most people, are kind and honest and often use their status to help others. Most athletes conduct these acts of kindness every day away from the glare of publicity. more »»

Feed to Achieve

April 15, 2014 Wood County schools have the lowest participation rate in West Virginia when it comes to school breakfasts. more »»


April 14, 2014 Early indications are pointing to even weaker-than-usual voter interest in Wood County. With the May 13 primary fast-approaching, requests for absentee ballots are down by a disturbing margi. more »»

A Hard Winter

April 13, 2014 The Parkersburg Utility Board has made an excellent decision in allowing staff members more discretion to reduce water bills made exponentially higher by leaks caused by a terrible winte. more »»

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April 12, 2014 UP: To four West Virginia elected officials—Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, Auditor Glen Gainer, and Treasurer John Perdue — for taking part in a discussion... more »»


April 11, 2014 Citizens have a right to know how their governments are spending the money we hand over to them. more »»

Overwhelmed Border

April 10, 2014 Unlike the heroin epidemic of the 1960s and 1970s, which was mainly confined to high-population, urban areas, the current surge of that deadly drug is being felt in communities of all sizes. more »»

Shining Through

April 9, 2014 Snow has melted, the peepers are peeping, spring is making a mighty effort to spring, but Mother Nature will need a helping hand in clearing away the debris of the past few months in order to truly... more »»

Tax Freedom Day

April 8, 2014 Thursday will mark West Virginia’s Tax Freedom Day, according to independent tax policy research organization The Tax Foundation. Only eight states in the country reached the mark faste. more »»


April 7, 2014 If they have not already, two suicides by inmates at the North Central Regional Jail just 10 days apart should raise serious concerns with West Virginia Department of Corrections officials. On Feb. more »»

Giving Life

April 6, 2014 April is National Donate Life Month. more »»

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April 5, 2014 UP: To today’s presentations of “Pinocchio,” at the Smoot Theatre. The shows, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. more »»

Costly Standards

April 4, 2014 Ohio state senators should take full advantage of an opportunity presented with a bill that would put on hold the scheduled increases to the state’s energy-efficiency standards. more »»



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