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November 1, 2015 As Mid-Ohio Valley residents wake up this morning after an extra hour of sleep (assuming they remembered to set back their clocks), the shorter days and earlier nightfall remind us winter is on its... more »»

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October 31, 2015 UP: To increased interest in the Wood County Schools fifth-grade band program, with participation surging by more than 37 percent. more »»


October 30, 2015 The Wood County Board of Education made a fantastic decision this week when it approved an active-shooter response program that will keep kids safer, should the unthinkable occu. more »»


October 29, 2015 West Virginia’s schools have a problem to solve — one that has apparently baffled teachers and administrators for at least 17 years. more »»


October 28, 2015 As other woes mount in West Virginia — jobs lost, severance taxes down, statewide budget cut, drugs flooding our state at a crippling rate — our youngest Mountaineers are suffering. more »»


October 27, 2015 Depending on what happens just across the Ohio River on Nov. 3, West Virginia — in particular, our region of it — could face a whole new set of drug-related challenge. more »»

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October 26, 2015 As local residents continue to digest the news generated by President Barack Obama’s visit to West Virginia last week to discuss the substance abuse epidemic in our state, middle school students in... more »»


October 25, 2015 Greyhound owners and breeders in West Virginia may be barking up the wrong tree as they beg lawmakers to continue providing life support to their industry. more »»

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October 24, 2015 DOWN: To results of a federal investigation, which show the U.S. more »»


October 23, 2015 West Virginia’s hunters often do a spectacular job of bringing in a little extra meat for their families and neighbors over the winter, keeping the deer population healthy and, of course, enjoying... more »»


October 22, 2015 Education officials in West Virginia are likely thrilled with news from a recent report that the Mountain State has shown a higher level of improvement in high school graduation rates than any other... more »»


October 21, 2015 President Barack Obama is in Charleston today, leading a discussion about West Virginia’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. more »»


October 19, 2015 West Virginia’s economy is struggling. That is no surprise. more »»


October 18, 2015 President Barack Obama is coming to West Virginia this week, not to talk about the Environmental Protection Agency or Obamacare, but to address the Mountain State’s terrifying battle with substance... more »»

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October 17, 2015 UP: To Parkersburg South High School Assistant Principal Maria Miller for being named a Distinguished Scholar by the West Virginia Center for Professional Development. more »»


October 16, 2015 Scammers often depend on using harassment to cause pani. more »»

City Council

October 15, 2015 In a pattern that has become all too familiar over the past several months, Parkersburg City Council was split nearly down the middle Tuesday evening, and contrasting viewpoints from the mayor and a... more »»


October 14, 2015 As “Make America Great Again” becomes part of the presidential campaign language being tossed around these days, one suggestion as to the best way to accomplish that is to return our focus to... more »»


October 13, 2015 JobsOhio bills itself as a “private, non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses relocate, expand, and prosper in Ohio. more »»


October 12, 2015 Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission board members decided last week to hand over decision-making to the states, at least in the matter of whether and how much of hazardous chemicals —... more »»



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