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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 »»

No One is Exempt

February 28, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows the pain and frustration of thousands of West Virginia families at a level many others in Charleston may not. more »»

Hard Lessons

February 27, 2014 The Wood County Board of Education took a step in the right direction Tuesday by voting 5-0 to pay 90 percent of the $455,000 outstanding bill owed to the construction company Grae-Con for its work... more »»


February 26, 2014 West Virginia lawmakers are flirting with an idea that will make government more opaque, more secret — and take away at least one piece of the public’s right to kno. more »»

Needed Correction

February 25, 2014 On March 18, the U.S. government will attempt to correct a long-festering slight when 24 veterans receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military commendation. more »»

Caring Gesture

February 24, 2014 Children in West Virginia’s foster care system received an extra measure of support last week from a place one might not expect. Inmates at St. more »»

Safety Call

February 23, 2014 Legislators should listen closely to the folks running local bars and taverns, who appear to be mainly in favor of an effort to shift last call from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. more »»

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February 22, 2014 DOWN: To news it will be at least four years until the West Virginia Army National Guard will be able to provide the $4 million in funding for Phase I of the proposed readiness center slated to be... more »»

Wrong Approach

February 21, 2014 Federal law takes a blanket approach to requirements for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. more »»

Open Doors

February 20, 2014 Since its opening on Dec. 3, 2012, the Latrobe Street Mission has proved faith put into action can bring about positive results. more »»


February 19, 2014 For 20 years, the Democrat-controlled Legislature gave former Attorney General Darrell McGraw free rein to run the office in the most unprincipled manner possibl. more »»

Helping Hands

February 18, 2014 Wood County residents proved this year that despite tough economic times for everyone, they are still willing and able to help those in need. more »»


February 17, 2014 The discovery during the height of the Christmas shopping season that the debit and credit card numbers of 40 million Target customers had been stolen was extremely unsettling to anyone who believe... more »»

Cavalier Attitude

February 16, 2014 Federal officials last week made it perfectly clear how they feel about West Virginians, as the Federal Emergency Management agency denied a request from Gov. more »»

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February 15, 2014 UP: To West Virginia State Police Cpl. C.J. Weekley of the Parkersburg detachment whose quick action Tuesday prevented a Wood County resident from hanging himself. more »»

Holocaust Survivor

February 14, 2014 Several times a month, Marion Blumenthal Lazan stands before groups of people and relives the most terrifying years of her life. Lazan is a Holocaust survivor and author. more »»

Bold Step

February 13, 2014 CVS Caremark took a bold step last week when it announced it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at all its pharmacies by October. more »»

Country Roads

February 12, 2014 The West Virginia Legislature hits the session’s mid-point, and much important business remains. more »»

Wrong Solution

February 11, 2014 Too many activists and elected officials believe the solution to any problem is to create more layers of regulation and legislation. more »»

Getting Help

February 10, 2014 Every year, thousands of American servicemen and women are sent to serve in dangerous corners of the world. Some of these servicemembers have served multiple tours. more »»



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