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Saving Lives

July 28, 2014 One way for Marietta-area residents to do something good for their community is changing, as Memorial Health System plans to close its blood bank after Aug. 1. more »»

Bad Doctors

July 27, 2014 “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone,” so says the Hippocratic Oath, still considered by many the professional... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 26, 2014 UP: To the partnership between the Washington-Morgan Community Action and the U.S. Forest Service that has given nine Washington County teenagers summer jobs working in the Wayne National Fores. more »»

College Costs

July 25, 2014 West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said this week he believes his institution’s relationship with WVU-Parkersburg represents a “compelling opportunity. more »»

Chief Deputy

July 24, 2014 Recent events have showed law enforcement officers in our area do not exactly have cushy jobs. They have the difficult, sometimes dangerous, job of serving and protecting the rest of us. more »»


July 23, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

Back to School

July 22, 2014 Organizations across the Mid-Ohio Valley have begun their efforts to ensure all local kids start the school year with the supplies they will need. more »»


July 21, 2014 Before the wailing and gnashing of teeth gets too out of hand as the politically correct react to Clean Edge’s ranking of West Virginia at 49th in its 2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index, it is a good... more »»


July 20, 2014 Ohio homeowners got a bit of good news this week, as RealtyTrac released its midyear foreclosure market report. In the Buckeye State, the foreclosure rate fell 13 percent from 2013. That is fantastic. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 19, 2014 UP: To the 42nd West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition which concludes its run tonight at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road, in Mineral Well. more »»


July 18, 2014 Daily reports of gun violence in other parts of the country seem so far away for most in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

300 Tons

July 17, 2014 Oh, the West Virginia hills! How majestic and how grand, with her summits bathed in ... more »»

Wireless Ban

July 16, 2014 During the first official week of Marietta’s ban on the use of wireless devices while driving, the Marietta Police Department wrote out 55 warnings to drivers committing offenses that will gain them... more »»


July 15, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama. more »»

Shades of Politics

July 14, 2014 A casual observer of the guest list for Sen. John D. more »»

Highmark’s Gift

July 13, 2014 When Highmark West Virginia donated $10,000 last week to fund the building of 49 raised bed gardens behind the Downtown Farmers’ Marketplace in Parkersburg, it became part of a conversation that is... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 12, 2014 UP: To all the emergency responders and good neighbors who spent much of this week cleaning up following the massive storm that moved through the area Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Good Neighbors

July 11, 2014 Many of us may think of the Red Cross as an organization that does good things for people in other places. more »»

Lofty Goals

July 10, 2014 New West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano made some grand statements during his formal introduction to the public this week. more »»


July 9, 2014 Respect seems as though it is harder and harder to come by, these days. more »»



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