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Storage Tanks

September 10, 2014 After eight months, the head-scratchers brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. more »»

Wellbeing Report

September 9, 2014 When the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio compiles its annual report on the wellbeing of children in the Buckeye State, it breaks down the results by region. more »»

Kids and Animals

September 8, 2014 Fairplains Elementary School was fortunate last week to be able to host visitors from the Columbus Zoo, including a young cheeta. more »»

A Listening Place

September 7, 2014 Thanks to a recent grant received by The Children’s Listening Place in Wood County, local child advocates have the best resources available to help young victims of violence and abuse. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 6, 2014 UP: To the Sternwheel Festival, which continues through Sunday with its annual salute to the past, when the river was the highway and the paddlewheelers that plied them were the the main source of... more »»

Eyes Open

September 5, 2014 As West Virginia University prepares for its first home football game of the season Saturday, it has also become the first organization in the state to implement the “if you see something, say... more »»

UMW

September 4, 2014 After endorsing Barack Obama for president in 2008, the United Mine Workers union refused to make the same mistake when he was up for re-election in 2012. more »»

Losing Bet

September 3, 2014 West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave believes the state can negate lost gambling revenue by legalizing online gambling. more »»

BOE Biddings

September 2, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members appear to have a little explaining to do regarding the choice of Waste Management for trash removal services in the school system. more »»

Labor Day

September 1, 2014 Today marks for many the end of summer and the beginning of fall. more »»

‘Force of History’

August 31, 2014 Mid-Ohio Valley residents mourned the loss of one of our great treasures last week, as the incomparable David McKain died at the age of 80. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 30, 2014 UP: To the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., on display at City Park. more »»

Public Process

August 29, 2014 Members of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg presidential search committee may have opened more to the public eye than they intended this week, when they began a discussion about just how... more »»

No Excuse

August 28, 2014 Health officials in Ohio are making something clear this school year — if you do not have your child vaccinated, they may be asked to stay home. more »»

Classrooms

August 27, 2014 Administrators in a few West Virginia counties say they are faced, in the early days of this school year, with overcrowding in their school. more »»

Ambulance

August 26, 2014 In many senses, Parkersburg’s purchase of three ambulances in order to have one ready to provide emergency medical attention when those from other services are unavailable is simply a logical... more »»

Community Policing

August 25, 2014 Stories out of Ferguson, Mo., over the past several days have brought the question of community relationships with law enforcement officers to the forefront. more »»

Land Bank

August 24, 2014 When Christal Perry, with the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority Land Bank, spoke to the Neighbors Housing Group in Parkersburg last week, City Councilwoman Kim Coram explained she hoped to gain... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 23, 2014 UP: To Thursday’s return of the approximately 160 soldiers of U.S. Army Reserve 779th Engineer Company following an 11-month deployment to Afghanista. more »»

Incompetence

August 22, 2014 West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health had no epidemiologists on staff specifically trained to deal with chemical and natural disasters, when a leaky tank sent crude 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol int... more »»

 
 

 

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