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July 9, 2016 UP: To flood relief efforts that have expanded to include not just the basic necessities, but the kinds of things that make life a little more enjoyable: musical instruments, library books, athletic... more »»


July 8, 2016 Bureaucrats are fond of complaining there is not enough money being thrown at their particular agency, but not so fond of doing much work to be certain that money is being spent responsibl. more »»


July 7, 2016 Federal officials are telling Ohio it has until 2019 to implement new rules the feds say will move seniors and people with disabilities away from institutional settings and into community services. more »»


July 5, 2016 Appalachia’s substance abuse epidemic is a difficult problem to comprehend. more »»


July 4, 2016 Whether you plan to cast your presidential vote in November to “Make America Great Again,” “ .. more »»

Voting Status

July 3, 2016 Ohio residents eager to vote in November’s general election, but who skipped their state’s primary balloting, should double check their voting status. more »»

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July 2, 2016 UP: To Hino Motors production of its 50,000th truck at its Williamstown facility. more »»


July 1, 2016 Imagine reaching your mid 30s without the ability to recite the alphabet, or do anything more than print your own name. Now imagine you reached that point with a high school diploma in hand. more »»


June 30, 2016 No matter how good their schools are, children learn nothing when they are not in class. That makes truancy, particularly chronic absenteeism, a critical challenge. more »»

In the Water

June 29, 2016 Environmental Protection Agency officials pick and choose the targets they want us to believe are essential, based on politics. more »»


June 28, 2016 One reason West Virginia lawmakers may not have been entirely reluctant to make one budget cut for next year is that it affects an organization that is something of a nuisance to state officials. more »»


June 27, 2016 As West Virginia recovers from flooding that had some thinking of the 1985 Election Day floods, many are searching for ways to help. more »»


June 26, 2016 Some of the Democrats who participated in a “sit-in” on the floor of the U.S. more »»

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June 25, 2016 UP: To the 129 bicyclists from across the country who participated in this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy West Virginia Sojour. more »»


June 24, 2016 West Virginia gets tossed around near the bottom of most rankings of states, in just about any subject area. But many of the factors measured in those reports are beyond our control. more »»


June 23, 2016 As happens so often here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, generosity overshadowed expectations this week when 300 volunteers took part in the United Way Day of Action. more »»


June 22, 2016 “He who showed mercy on” a stranger in need, the Good Samaritan, has been the inspiration for good works across the centuries. more »»

Dental Care

June 21, 2016 Even the most financially comfortable among us occasionally forgets that regularly scheduled checkup with the dentist, or tends to delay a visit for more unscheduled reasons. more »»

Rich History

June 20, 2016 When the — ahem — Reorganized Government of Virginia consented to the formation of a new state, in 1863, it did not take long for President Abraham Lincoln to agree that the admission of West... more »»


June 19, 2016 Among the problems that crop up in regions with growing substance abuse epidemics is the presence of needles and other drug paraphernalia in public places, like parks or along roads and sidewalks. more »»



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