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Hurtful Words

March 20, 2014 Many who are upset that Parkersburg South High School science teacher David Foggin has been suspended over comments posted on his Facebook page are using the First Amendment as part of their argument. more »»

Progress

March 19, 2014 U.S. Labor Department figures showed Ohio ranked second in the country last month in terms of the raw number of jobs gained, 16,700. That is great news at first look. more »»

Peace of Mind

March 18, 2014 Autonomy is important for most residents of the Mountain State. We would rather make decisions for ourselves than put important choices in the hands of attorneys, hospitals or even relatives. more »»

Fire Season

March 17, 2014 When West Virginia’s spring forest fire season began March 1, most residents probably were more concerned about keeping wood in the stove than any burning of outside brush piles. more »»

A Food Desert

March 16, 2014 According to federal statistics, West Virginia produces less than 10 percent of the food its residents consume — and more than half of what is produced here comes from the poultry industry. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 15, 2014 UP: To Wood County Habitat for Humanity’s 68th home dedication, which was held on March 9. more »»

Crisis

March 14, 2014 In the weeks following the Jan. 9 chemical leak into the Elk River, the West Virginia Poison Center in Charleston was a busy place. more »»

Peace of Mind

March 13, 2014 Children, parents, coaches and anyone who might be part of Marietta Recreational Soccer League events are a little safer because of a donation by Camden Clark Medical Center this week. more »»

Public Safety

March 12, 2014 It was a miracle no one was killed when a gas pipeline near Sissonville ruptured in December 201. more »»

Destination City

March 11, 2014 Last week, representatives from several Midwest motorcoach companies were in Parkersburg to visit the area’s tourist locations for possible inclusion during the upcoming tour season. more »»

Development

March 10, 2014 Vienna City Council members find themselves in a bit of a quandary over the idea of creating a position for a development director versus balancing the budget. more »»

Accountability

March 9, 2014 Alpha Natural Resources is about to have to shell out a record $27. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 8, 2014 UP: To grants totaling more than $400,000 for maintenance projects on the North Bend Rail Trail. more »»

Bad Gamble

March 7, 2014 Wood County Commissioners Wayne Dunn and Steve Gainer might want to consider: If the county will not enforce its ordinance regulating the placement of video lottery establishments, why have such... more »»

Giving Blood

March 6, 2014 This winter has hit the Mid-Ohio Valley hard. Everywhere can be heard grumbles of “This is the worst winter in 20 years!” and “I’m so sick of the snow. more »»

Right Man for the Job

March 5, 2014 E. Gordon Gee brought an amazing level of energy to Morgantown during the two months he served as interim president of West Virginia University. more »»

Do the Right Thing

March 4, 2014 West Virginians want to do whatever can be done to prevent another disaster like the chemical leak into the Elk River on Jan. 9 when tap water was rendered unusable for 300,000 people. more »»

Dangerous Road

March 3, 2014 The drive to legalize marijuana gets lots of mileage from the belief that its effects are safer than alcohol or other drugs. As far as long-term health effects, that jury is still out. more »»

Quality of Life

March 2, 2014 Last week, officials heard the results of a study in which potential economic impact from a hypothetical ethane cracker plant was listed in the billions of dollars. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 1, 2014 UP: To Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department firefighters Kevin Harris and Chad Lynch for their efforts in saving two dogs that were trapped in a burning home this past Tuesda. more »»

 
 

 

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