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Drug Free Clubs

October 10, 2014 Next week, Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell will host a meeting in which the executive director of Drug Free Clubs of America plans to discuss a program that could do a great deal of good for Wood County. more »»


October 9, 2014 Signs going up around Parkersburg have sparked some debate about the best ways to help those who sometimes seek money at busy intersections. more »»

Home Rule

October 8, 2014 Parkersburg and Vienna were granted home rule this week, and while changes will not be evident immediately, the results could be significant for citizens and city government alike. more »»

Senate Debate

October 7, 2014 Tonight’s debate between U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Democrat Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who are vying for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. more »»

Stay Healthy

October 6, 2014 While a great deal of media attention has been focused on the arrival of ebola to the United States, there is a health concern much closer to home that warrants our own attention. more »»

Art Center

October 5, 2014 Local residents know what a treasure they have in the Parkersburg Art Center. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

October 4, 2014 UP: To the return of Chuck the Chicken to owner Sheila Smith. For several weeks, Chuck, an Americana Mix breed hen, had been an unofficial greeter for the town of St. more »»

Green Concern

October 3, 2014 West Virginians whose jobs have fallen victim to the attacks on reasonably priced electricity provided by coal-fired power plants are all too familiar with the praise heaped on allegedly less harmfu... more »»

Wild, Wonderful

October 2, 2014 West Virginia’s state parks are beautiful year-round. But in the fall, they are incredible. more »»

Secret Service

October 1, 2014 U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is absolutely correct in questioning the competence — and honesty — of the agency charged with protecting our nation’s leaders. more »»

Henderson Hall

September 30, 2014 Henderson Hall Plantation appears to be in excellent hands as Randy Modesitt takes the reins after the passing of David McKain in August. more »»

Good Stewards

September 29, 2014 Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation appears to have been a very good steward of the money it invests on behalf of employers. more »»

Red Tape

September 28, 2014 Middle and high school students in West Virginia are being targeted by the “My State, My Life,” campaign, which aims to encourage them to prepare for the careers that will allow them to continue to... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 27, 2014 UP: To the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority board for establishing three evening commuter routes that will begin Nov. 1. more »»

Banned Books

September 26, 2014 There are only two days left in the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, but the sentiment—one of drawing attention to and celebrating books that have been challenged in schools,... more »»

A Needle

September 25, 2014 Parkersburg’s Police Department is fortunate to have on board some smart, hard-working folks who were determined to quickly find murder suspect Curtis Richards II, after the death of 1-year-old... more »»

Report Card

September 24, 2014 Letter grades released by the Ohio Department of Education for local school districts do not tell the entire story when it comes to our kids’ educations. more »»

Child Support

September 23, 2014 Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has joined forces with the four casinos in the state to do a very good thing for some of the state’s children. more »»

U.S. Constitution

September 22, 2014 “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure th... more »»


September 21, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plants... more »»



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