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February 3, 2014 Sometimes, a tragedy is so senseless as to be unexplainable. Such was a shooting Jan. 25, in Barboursville, W.Va., where a man killed two men he said were trespassing on his propert. more »»

Water Crisis

February 2, 2014 It has been nearly 10 days since the last of the 300,000 customers of West Virginia American Water Co. were told they could once again use the water pumped from the company’s Elk River facility. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 1, 2014 UP: To Criss Elementary fifth-graders Rylee Harner and Madison Spears, who were recently recognized by Gov. more »»


January 31, 2014 On March, 9, 1862, off the coast of Hampton Roads, Va., the USS Monitor, a strange-looking, low-riding ship with a round, iron turret steamed into the harbor. more »»

Hindsight is Easy

January 30, 2014 In hindsight, it is easy to see that members of the Parkersburg High School Stadium Renovation Committee were in over their heads during the recent Stadium Field construction project. more »»

A Bad Gamble

January 29, 2014 When West Virginia legislators and the state Lottery Commission began allowing video machine gambling outside racetracks several years ago, it was decided fraternal organizations deserved a break. more »»

State of Denial

January 28, 2014 When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address tonight, one of his themes will be the one he has hammered away at during the past few months: income inequality. more »»

Liberal Intolerance

January 27, 2014 Liberal Democrats are fond of condemning so-called extremist conservatives. New York Gov. more »»

Obamacare Magic

January 26, 2014 For most of January, President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have been touting the increased number of people registering for the Affordable Care Act since the government’s website has —... more »»

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January 25, 2014 UP: To the people whose jobs kept them working outside during this stretch of brutally cold weather. more »»

No Easy Way

January 24, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows West Virginia roads and bridges need attention, but he and legislators are also well aware that funding for the purpose could be hard to come by. more »»

Fire Danger

January 23, 2014 With temperatures in the single digits and lower expected to last into next week. many Mid-Ohio Valleyans are reaching for their thermostats to turn up the hea. more »»

Stadium Field

January 22, 2014 No doubt only few Wood County residents had any idea about the spiraling costs of the Stadium Field home side bleacher construction project until the Jan. 13 meeting of the Board of Education. more »»

Chemical Spills

January 21, 2014 If there’s a lesson to be learned from the chemical spill into the Elk River that led to the disruption of water service to more than 300,000 West Virginians, it’s don’t rely on federal agencie. more »»

The Dream

January 20, 2014 Largely through his eloquent speeches, writings and actions during the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»


January 19, 2014 Three young people at the Grand Central Mall learned the hard way how their actions can have mortal consequences. more »»

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January 18, 2014 UP: To Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC for its purchase this week of the SABIC Innovative Plastics plant property on Dupont Road. more »»

Sticker Shock

January 17, 2014 West Virginians are going to pay more for health insurance under Obamacare than the president and his cronies insisted for years. more »»

Helping Hands

January 16, 2014 The end is in sight for the 300,000 affected West Virginia American Water customers who were without water because of last week’s chemical spill in the Elk River. more »»

Wasting Money

January 15, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»



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