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February 27, 2016 UP: To local first responders, who have had a busy, difficult, heart-breaking week. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for all you do for the rest of us. more »»

Scalia

February 26, 2016 Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia left behind far-reaching legal opinions that could make their marks on this country for a long time. more »»

Greyhounds

February 25, 2016 Lawmakers in Charleston are looking everywhere for ways to spend less this year. more »»

Teamwork

February 24, 2016 Drugs, and the long list of crimes that come with them, are doing tremendous damage to West Virginia. more »»

Recession

February 23, 2016 Though there is no need to point out the obvious, for many West Virginians, Bloomberg Business has confirmed the Mountain State is one of four in the nation that is in an economic recession. more »»

Influence

February 22, 2016 There are many reasons for those in Washington, D.C., to believe they can get away with ignoring West Virginia. We are small, relatively poor and lost our most powerful U.S. Senator in 201. more »»

Budget

February 21, 2016 Spending cuts hurt. more »»

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February 20, 2016 UP: To Parkersburg resident Patsy Thompson, who saw our story about an Edison Middle School sixth-graders’ project to participate in a national science and technology contest by creating a giant... more »»

Education

February 19, 2016 Children learn better on a full stomach. Without breakfast, they get hungry, distracted, irritable and difficult to reach. (The same can be said for many adults. more »»

Business

February 18, 2016 For six years in a row, Ohio has seen record numbers of new entities filing to do business in the stat. more »»

Ripples

February 17, 2016 Closure of the former Rax and Oliver’s Roast Beef and Barbecue restaurant on Blizzard Drive earlier this month should serve as a lesson to lawmakers — at all levels — on the outsized effect policies... more »»

Replace Scalia

February 16, 2016 Those who fear a Supreme Court on which President Barack Obama has appointed three members (and Bill Clinton two others) are suggesting the U.S. more »»

Water

February 15, 2016 Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp and city officials appear to be taking a better-safe-than-sorry approach to the possibility of slightly elevated C8 levels in parts of the Vienna water supply. more »»

Marketplace

February 14, 2016 Parkersburg City Attorney Joe Santer could not have summed up the situation any better when he said a good idea is “dying on the vine” if council members let another plan to improve the Point Park... more »»

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February 13, 2016 UP: To the Vasan Family, for creation of a $10,000 scholarship for Parkersburg High School seniors. Dr. more »»

Roundtable

February 12, 2016 Congratulations to Lindsey Kerr on her appointment as economic development specialist for the Area Roundtable and Wood County Development Authorit. more »»

Challenge

February 11, 2016 U.S. Supreme Court Justices sent a clear message to President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency this week: Executive overreach will not go unchallenged. more »»

Heroism

February 10, 2016 Mid-Ohio Valley residents are blessed to know there are heroes among us — though there are many kinds of heroes. more »»

Economy

February 9, 2016 It is tempting to look for rays of hope in data that show West Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last yea. more »»

Education

February 8, 2016 Last week, State Sen. Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, said one of the biggest challenges facing our state is workforce participation — we do not have a skilled, trained, sober workforce. more »»

 
 
 

 

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