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August 6, 2016 UP: To the “Shark Tank”-style Launchpad pitch contest being organized by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council. more »»


August 5, 2016 As schools throughout Wood County hold their open houses next week, one will be showing off the results of an extraordinary community effort that has led to a “grand reopening” for the school. more »»


August 4, 2016 At the beginning of this week, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality quietly ended its public comment period on a proposed rule that would virtually hide... more »»


August 3, 2016 Mid-Ohio Valley residents take pride in their local public schools; but those are part of state school systems that continue to fall short of the mark when compared with most of the rest of the... more »»


August 2, 2016 In West Virginia, 30 percent of residents do not have full access to broadband service. That figure goes up to 48 percent in rural areas. more »»


August 1, 2016 When the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation wrapped up its Civic Leaders Fellowship program last week, many of the young men and women involved talked about the impact the program had on the... more »»


July 31, 2016 Though local law enforcement and city officials had already done a good job explaining the dos and don’ts of dealing with found needles and syringes, kudos are in order to the Mid-Ohio Valley Health... more »»

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July 30, 2016 UP: To the decision by Doddridge County Schools to allow students, employees, parents and residents of Doddridge County to attend home sports events for free. more »»

State Fleet

July 29, 2016 Does your employer provide you with a company vehicle? Does your employer, even, provide vehicles that equate to one for every five employees? If you are a West Virginia state government employee,... more »»


July 28, 2016 While they know they will face stiff competition at the state level, city council members nevertheless made an important decision this week when they approved a motion to apply for a grant and... more »»


July 27, 2016 More than a month after devastating flooding turned 12 West Virginia counties into federal disaster areas, residents and business owners in those regions are just now beginning to see some order in... more »»


July 26, 2016 Motorcyclists usually take safety measures the drivers of automobiles do not have to take. It is the nature of traveling on two wheels. more »»


July 25, 2016 Executive overreac. more »»

Drug Abuse

July 24, 2016 West Virginia officials are trying every method they can think of to fight the onslaught of prescription drug abuse in our state. more »»

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July 23, 2016 UP: To events such as the Archaeology Camp for Kids at The Castle in Marietta. more »»


July 22, 2016 Crime does not pay. But in the case of those who break laws against littering, the fines they pay are used to fight the problem. more »»

Wise Choice

July 21, 2016 Though some juniors and seniors may not be thrilled with the change, Belpre City Schools officials made a good decision this week when they ended the practice of allowing older students to leave... more »»

Budget Woes

July 20, 2016 Budget woes are affecting West Virginia’s institutions of higher learning, perhaps more than many residents realized. more »»


July 19, 2016 State police officers in six states, including Ohio and West Virginia, will be cracking down on distracted driving this week. more »»


July 18, 2016 France is reeling from yet another terror attack, that makes it the most heavily targeted Western nation in this new era of mass killings by crazed extremists. more »»



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