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April 12, 2015 It seems as though we should not need a special day set aside to remind us, but investment in infrastructure and improved transportation are vital not just to the U.S., but to West Virginia. When Sen. more »»

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April 11, 2015 UP: To 1995 Parkersburg High School graduate Jamie Phillips Ford, for bringing the Robots and Ratios workshop to TREK teachers at Jefferson Elementary Center. more »»


April 10, 2015 Boom and bust cycles have affected the Mid-Ohio Valley for generations. more »»

Tree City

April 9, 2015 Williamstown officials and residents should be congratulated for more than three decades of dedication to remaining a Tree City U.S.A. more »»


April 8, 2015 With the exception of Hollywood special effects, video recordings generally do not lie, and have become an important tool for most law enforcement agencies across the country. more »»

Tax Filing

April 7, 2015 Tax day is just more than a week away. With that impending deadline comes a rush of predators ready to take advantage of the mass of personal information scattered everywhere during filing season. more »»

Handle With Care

April 6, 2015 Children are among the most fragile members of society, but too often are forced to deal with very adult situations they cannot avoid. more »»


April 5, 2015 Happy Easter, ladies and gentlemen. more »»

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April 4, 2015 UP: To Liz Adams, a senior at Wirt County High School who has won a $10,000 scholarship with her business plan to combine art with occupational therapy. more »»

Police Reform

April 3, 2015 As a panel continues to consider suggestions for Ohio police officers, more and more of those proposals are surprising for the fact they were not already in place. more »»


April 2, 2015 Wood County deputy sheriffs already go far beyond what most of us do to serve their communities. more »»

Fire Season

April 1, 2015 Spring fire season is under way in West Virginia — and continues through May 31. more »»


March 31, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley residents deserve a big thank you for their generosity this past weekend during the Wood County Society’s annual fund-raising event. more »»


March 30, 2015 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was among the group of lawmakers who signed on to introduce a bill that would reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission for another five year. more »»


March 29, 2015 While the investigation into the circumstances behind the removal of 42 dogs and five cats from Ellen’s Rescue in Parkersburg continue, the fact remains there are now enough animals at the Humane... more »»

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March 28, 2015 UP: To crews who were able to find a waterline break and repair the old pipe with a replacement valve — and installed a new valve that will allow them to isolate the area if there are problems in th... more »»


March 27, 2015 It has been true for generations — West Virginia’s socio-economic climate of too many families below the poverty line and too many young people whose educations are cut short means our children... more »»

Line Break

March 26, 2015 Earlier this week, Parkersburg residents dealt with the relatively minor consequences of a waterline break that sent 4 million gallons out of the system, and caused the water levels in the north and... more »»

911 Center

March 25, 2015 Wood County’s 911 Center is facing a problem that comes as a consequence of advancing technology and changing habit. more »»

Belpre Chamber

March 24, 2015 Members of the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce are getting reminders of the benefits available to them because of their membership, courtesy of a group of ambassadors who have decided to take on a... more »»



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