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January 10, 2015 UP: To the area’s highway crews for their grueling efforts during the area’s first significant snow. more »»

Failed Inspections

January 9, 2015 As state Department of Environmental Protection officials begin to collect the results of above-ground storage tank registration and inspection dictated by the Water Resource Protection Act, one par... more »»

114th Congress

January 8, 2015 With the start of the 114th Congress this week, local residents on both sides of the river got a bit of good news: Senators from West Virginia and Ohio are among the four chosen to serve as counsel... more »»

Shane Lyons

January 7, 2015 Congratulations to Parkersburg native Shane Lyons on being chosen by West Virginia University as its next athletic directo. more »»

Painkiller Lesson

January 6, 2015 A new Ohio law adds to the list of subjects schools are required to teach children. No, not another foreign language or science class. more »»

Balanced Budget

January 5, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Deadly Habit

January 4, 2015 Young people in the U.S. have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts “We can be the generation that ends smoking . more »»

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January 3, 2015 UP: To Crimson Rosella McClead and Pierce Marshall — the first babies born in 2015 in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Meth Lab

January 2, 2015 Bravo, to the residents of Lynn Street, in Parkersburg, who took steps to help the police take down a major meth lab in the attic of a home on the street. more »»

A New Year

January 1, 2015 Welcome, 2015! Today brings with it the chance for new beginnings, new possibilities, new resolve. more »»


December 31, 2014 Wood County Commissioner-elect Bob Tebay should be congratulated for stepping in to offer 34 acres for “the recreational use of the youth of Wood County, for soccer, ballfields, whatever they need... more »»

First Day Hikes

December 30, 2014 As we turn our attention to the coming New Year, many of us have begun to consider New Year’s resolutions as a means of self-improvement to begin 2015. more »»

Kind Hearts

December 29, 2014 As is the case in every generation, “kids these days” are a mixed bag of those taking a few wrong turns as they try to find their way, and those who are well on the path to making a real difference... more »»

Depressed Economy

December 28, 2014 According to the latest round of numbers, released last week, business is booming in the U.S. more »»

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December 27, 2014 UP: To the swearing in of Aaron Read as the District 7 Parkersburg City Council member. more »»

W.Va.’s Colleges

December 26, 2014 Higher Education Policy Commission statistics show enrollment in West Virginia colleges continues to fall. Enrollment in state-supported colleges has fallen approximately . more »»

Peace, Goodwill

December 25, 2014 Christmas morning! One of the most magical times of year, for young and old alike. Around the world, taking part in traditions ranging from rushing to see what St. more »»


December 24, 2014 A Ritchie County family will face Christmas morning under circumstances very few of us can comprehend. A weekend fire destroyed their home, and everything in it. more »»

Increased Safety

December 23, 2014 Coal miners in the U.S. are getting a bit of good news, as Mine Safety and Health Administration officials announce 2014 is on pace to set a record low for work-related deaths. more »»

Box Turtles

December 22, 2014 Box turtles once were common in West Virginia. Many older people remember keeping them as pets. They were seen frequently. more »»



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