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January 11, 2014 UP: To the workers whose jobs kept them outside during the brutally cold temperatures of this past Monday and Tuesday. DOWN: To Robert . more »»


January 10, 2014 Just two states, Maine and West Virginia, lost population last year, the Census Bureau reports. And of those left in the Mountain State, a disproportionate percentage are older people. more »»


January 9, 2014 Today, West Virginia lawmakers begin their first full day of the 2014 legislative session, and hunt for $33 million in budget cuts Gov. more »»

No Safeguards

January 8, 2014 It seems virtually every revelation about Obamacare is another piece of bad news. President Barack Obama’s takeover of the national health care system is dominated by bad ideas. more »»


January 7, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Arctic Cold

January 6, 2014 Until Wednesday morning, the weather forecast is calling for the coldest temperatures the Mid-Ohio Valley has seen in years. more »»


January 5, 2014 When Walt Helmick became West Virginia commissioner of agriculture last year, one of the first things he did was to request a thorough audit of his departmen. more »»

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January 4, 2014 UP: To the Mid-Ohio Valley’s first babies of 2014. At 8:08 a.m. more »»

Looking Ahead

January 3, 2014 The Mid-Ohio Valley has much to look forward to in 2014, perhaps more this year than in recent memory. more »»


January 2, 2014 In December, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. more »»

Happy New Year

January 1, 2014 Now that the new year is upon us, we join in the chorus many of our readers are undoubtedly singing: where did the old year go? Time passes quickly. However, it has passed and 2014 is here. more »»

Debt Burden

December 31, 2013 West Virginia lawmakers spent a good part of 2013 discussing college affordability, as it pertains to their effort to increase enrollment in higher education programs. more »»


December 30, 2013 Some observers say President Barack Obama’s administration is among the most secretive in history. Bolstering that contention is a decision by the Pentagon. more »»

Gun Range

December 29, 2013 As the Wood County Commission begins looking for ways to regulate gun ranges, the three-member panel must separate the emotion from the discussion and base their deliberations on logic to reach a... more »»

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December 28, 2013 UP: To the volunteers who prepared and served the 400 meals at the First Presbyterian Church’s 20th annual Christmas Day Dinner. More than 30 volunteers assisted the Rev. more »»

Cheating Veterans

December 27, 2013 West Virginians and Ohioans revere veterans of military service and direct a considerable amount of our giving to organizations that help them. more »»

Cedar Lakes

December 26, 2013 Supporters of the Cedar Lakes Resort and Conference Center received hopeful news in December when state Sen. more »»

Christmas Magic

December 25, 2013 The magic of Christmas can, at times, be difficult to feel in the weeks leading up to it. more »»

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2013 ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. more »»

Irresponsible Spending

December 23, 2013 If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has his way, Americans may get another important law we have to read in order to know what it contains. That didn’t work well the last time around, with Obamacare. more »»



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