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Labor Day

September 1, 2014 Today marks for many the end of summer and the beginning of fall. more »»

‘Force of History’

August 31, 2014 Mid-Ohio Valley residents mourned the loss of one of our great treasures last week, as the incomparable David McKain died at the age of 80. more »»

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August 30, 2014 UP: To the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., on display at City Park. more »»

Public Process

August 29, 2014 Members of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg presidential search committee may have opened more to the public eye than they intended this week, when they began a discussion about just how... more »»

No Excuse

August 28, 2014 Health officials in Ohio are making something clear this school year — if you do not have your child vaccinated, they may be asked to stay home. more »»


August 27, 2014 Administrators in a few West Virginia counties say they are faced, in the early days of this school year, with overcrowding in their school. more »»


August 26, 2014 In many senses, Parkersburg’s purchase of three ambulances in order to have one ready to provide emergency medical attention when those from other services are unavailable is simply a logical... more »»

Community Policing

August 25, 2014 Stories out of Ferguson, Mo., over the past several days have brought the question of community relationships with law enforcement officers to the forefront. more »»

Land Bank

August 24, 2014 When Christal Perry, with the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority Land Bank, spoke to the Neighbors Housing Group in Parkersburg last week, City Councilwoman Kim Coram explained she hoped to gain... more »»

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August 23, 2014 UP: To Thursday’s return of the approximately 160 soldiers of U.S. Army Reserve 779th Engineer Company following an 11-month deployment to Afghanista. more »»


August 22, 2014 West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health had no epidemiologists on staff specifically trained to deal with chemical and natural disasters, when a leaky tank sent crude 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol int... more »»

What's Next?

August 21, 2014 West Virginia is changing — rapidly. But for many years public officials have spent a lot of effort and money in trying to catch up to the changes that have been mounting for decades. more »»

Memorial Wall

August 20, 2014 When the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg next week, it will bring with it the opportunity for visitors to pay their respects to a group of men and women whose service to their... more »»

Smoking Rate

August 19, 2014 Smoking rates in West Virginia are appalling. more »»

Crucial Help

August 18, 2014 While the U.. more »»


August 17, 2014 When riders of the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority’s Easy Rider buses look back on the past 28 years of reliable service, it is important to remember during all that time bus fare has remained a... more »»

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August 16, 2014 UP: To the volunteers who have spent many hours this past year getting things ready for this weekend’s Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. more »»


August 15, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members decided this week to implement in 2014-15 a program that, in theory, will provide Personalized Education Plans to every student in the count. more »»

Earnings Shift

August 14, 2014 Changes are taking place in West Virginia at a pace that has left many in positions of authority scrambling to catch up. more »»

Health Challenges

August 13, 2014 Mid-Ohio Valley residents may not notice immediate differences, as Drema Mace takes over the position of executive director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, and that is a good thing. more »»



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