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Working Together

June 5, 2014 For as much good-natured ribbing as supporters of West Virginia University and Marshall University give each other, most of us are able to abandon such feelings of rivalry once we have left the... more »»

Bright Future

June 4, 2014 Residents across the 1st Congressional District may be envious of Wood County’s potential new cracker plant, but local officials are right to understand there is a great deal of work to be done if w... more »»

Voting Matters

June 3, 2014 Studies have shown only one of every 100,000 votes cast in federal elections, and one of every 15,000 votes cast at the state legislative level “mattered in the sense that they were cast for a... more »»

Criminal Neglect

June 2, 2014 When President Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation last week, the president said “the VA needs new leadership,” in order to address the systemic... more »»

Good Faith?

June 1, 2014 West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection has a big problem, when it comes to implementing new rules that require above-ground storage tanks to be registered by Oct. 1. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 31, 2014 UP: To the support among area fire departments during emergencies. This cooperation was on display Tuesday when lightning started a fire at a home on Wyndemere Drive. more »»

Poor Example

May 30, 2014 Environmental Protection Agency proposals expected to be released next week are another case of the federal government not understanding the U.. more »»

Rules of the Road

May 29, 2014 Tuesday’s accident at the intersection of 20th and Plum streets in Parkersburg was the latest example of what seems, anecdotally, anyway, to be an uptick in accidents caused by drivers who have... more »»

Stepping Up

May 28, 2014 West Virginia was one of only seven states in which the number of people receiving food stamps increased, as of Februar. more »»

ATV Adventures

May 27, 2014 With a couple of recent tragedies so fresh in the minds of many Mid-Ohio Valley residents, it is worth asking Mountwood Park board members what safety protocols will be in place at a planned 605-acr... more »»

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend. Today Americans pay tribute to those men and women who wore the uniform of the armed forces and gave their all to this country. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 24, 2014 UP: To all of the Memorial Day celebrations this weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Extra Eyes

May 23, 2014 Officials across all aspects of Mid-Ohio Valley life are looking for extra sets of eyes to help in their efforts to make our community a safer, better place. more »»

Caring Resource

May 22, 2014 It takes more than government funding and occasional holiday-season giving to keep local nonprofit organizations afloat and serving those in our community who need the extra hand. more »»

Grim Picture

May 21, 2014 Ohio’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund troubles are an early warning for what many federal government assistance programs face in coming years, if officials do not do a better job of getting... more »»

Boil Alerts

May 20, 2014 Mineral Wells Public Service District officials are right to be considering improvements to their system to notifying customers of boil water advisories and other alerts. more »»

Misguided Protest

May 19, 2014 A group called Our Children, Our Future is planning a protest in Charleston Tuesday, where it hopes to capitalize on the special legislative session, expected to begin today, in order to shame... more »»


May 18, 2014 Young people are not always held in the fairest judgment by their elders. “Kids these days” are maligned as not having the drive and character of previous generations. That may be true. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 17, 2014 UP: To those taking part in both the Wood and Washington counties annual Relays for Life, which wind up this morning at Parkersburg City Park and Civitan Park in Belpre. more »»



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