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Staying Safe

August 11, 2014 For many area boaters, the approaching Parkersburg Homecoming Festival weekend provides the perfect opportunity to relax out on the water. more »»

False Hopes

August 10, 2014 State officials in Charleston found out last week they may have chosen to see a glass half full when it was really closer to empty. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 9, 2014 UP: To the Rails, Trails and Ales Festival today and Sunday in Marietta. more »»

Team Effort

August 8, 2014 In the midst of an ongoing assault from the federal government, American Electric Power executives continue to look for ways to improve efficiency — and financial performance — in order to keep the... more »»

Homegrown Profits

August 7, 2014 “The possibilities are endless,” said Katy Orr-Dove, a retail market manager for a family farm near Martinsburg, W.Va. “West Virginia is known for being mountainous farmlands. more »»


August 6, 2014 Private, nontraditional institutions of higher learning fill a vital role in our state, as generations of graduates have discovered. more »»

Morrisey Lawsuit

August 5, 2014 President Barack Obama has made it clear that when he disagrees with the law, he will not enforce it. more »»

Global Humanity

August 4, 2014 When we see good news such as the completion of another Habitat for Humanity home in Wood County, it is easy to forget the organization, with the help of local affiliates, does a great deal of good... more »»

EPA Assault

August 3, 2014 If you do not believe there is a war on coal and affordable electricity, ask the 1,100 employees of Alpha Natural Resources in West Virginia who were told last week they would likely be losing their... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 2, 2014 UP: To the annual Belpre Homecoming, which continues today with several events, including a beauty pageant, bass tournament, carnival and musical entertainment at the Suddenlink Main Stage near the... more »»


August 1, 2014 Community members in Parkersburg’s District 4 are doing more than simply wishing for change, as they work to improve their neighborhood. more »»

Human Trafficking

July 31, 2014 When first responders, police officers and educators met earlier this week for a workshop on human trafficking in West Virginia, learning materials presented to attendees were not made available to... more »»


July 30, 2014 Monday’s announcement by Wood County Superintendent of Schools John Flint that he had reinstated Parkersburg South High School chemistry teacher David Foggin left quite a few questions unanswered. more »»


July 29, 2014 For generations, human activity was blamed for the disappearance of several species from our region. And, it was true, we were not the best stewards of this land and water. more »»

Saving Lives

July 28, 2014 One way for Marietta-area residents to do something good for their community is changing, as Memorial Health System plans to close its blood bank after Aug. 1. more »»

Bad Doctors

July 27, 2014 “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone,” so says the Hippocratic Oath, still considered by many the professional... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 26, 2014 UP: To the partnership between the Washington-Morgan Community Action and the U.S. Forest Service that has given nine Washington County teenagers summer jobs working in the Wayne National Fores. more »»

College Costs

July 25, 2014 West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said this week he believes his institution’s relationship with WVU-Parkersburg represents a “compelling opportunity. more »»

Chief Deputy

July 24, 2014 Recent events have showed law enforcement officers in our area do not exactly have cushy jobs. They have the difficult, sometimes dangerous, job of serving and protecting the rest of us. more »»


July 23, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»



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