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September 17, 2015 When Mid-Ohio Valley residents give of their time and money to various local organizations and foundations, sometimes it is not always easy to see the results of that generosity. more »»

Test Results

September 16, 2015 Next week, parents of Wood County Schools students will receive a package of information designed to help them better understand and discuss their children’s WESTEST2 results. more »»


September 15, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers made great strides earlier this year to tackle the problems of lawsuit abuse in our state. They have miles to go. more »»

Food Stamps

September 14, 2015 Only Arkansas and Missouri have worse “food security” than Ohio, according to the U.S. Department of Agricultur. more »»

Seat Belts

September 13, 2015 Drivers are getting the message about seat belts. “The seat belt campaign is making an impression on people and saving lives,” said Sgt. B.A. Pickens, of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. more »»

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September 12, 2015 UP: To a planned meeting next week between Jeff McDougle, manager of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, and Department of Transportation official. more »»

Patriot Day

September 11, 2015 It has been 14 years since four planes slammed into New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., and plunged the U.S. into a new era. more »»


September 10, 2015 Most people shy away from thinking about the kinds of decisions associated with patient wishes and end-of-life care. more »»


September 9, 2015 Newport Elementary School students learned some important lessons about bullying — or, rather, how to stop it — when they took part in a presentation that mixed magic tricks with a message. more »»


September 8, 2015 West Virginia University’s school year and football season are underway, and the administration and some students are encouraging the Respectful Mountaineer Moments Program. more »»

Labor Day

September 7, 2015 As analysts more and more frequently lament the end of industry in the United States — and look hopefully to the horizon for its return — it is important to remember the degree to which the... more »»


September 6, 2015 It is easy to spout off on a topic — to fire out a social media post or, even, write a letter to the editor, and believe the point has been made. more »»

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September 5, 2015 UP: To the Vienna Lions Club, which donated a new picnic table to the New Era One-Room School in Mineral Wells, after the original was stolen. more »»

Tax Code

September 4, 2015 “You can’t tax an economy into prosperity,” said Arthur Laffer, CEO of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm. more »»


September 3, 2015 Local residents have learned more about the ins and outs of political committees and appointments in recent months than they might ever have imagined. more »»


September 2, 2015 Next week, the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley will kick off its annual fundraising campaign, and Executive Director Andrea Shirey reminded local residents why participation is so... more »»


September 1, 2015 For anyone under the impression the U.S. more »»

Road Rage

August 31, 2015 Department of Highways workers in West Virginia have had a tough job of it this year. more »»


August 30, 2015 Generations of American military veterans have received varying degrees of welcomes home and assistance from a nation that is not nearly as grateful as it should be. more »»

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August 29, 2015 UP: To the Grand Central Mall’s Cash for Your Magical Cause promotion, which will allow shoppers in November to earn points for their favorite local 501(c)3 organizations. more »»



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