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March 14, 2014 In the weeks following the Jan. 9 chemical leak into the Elk River, the West Virginia Poison Center in Charleston was a busy place. more »»

Peace of Mind

March 13, 2014 Children, parents, coaches and anyone who might be part of Marietta Recreational Soccer League events are a little safer because of a donation by Camden Clark Medical Center this week. more »»

Public Safety

March 12, 2014 It was a miracle no one was killed when a gas pipeline near Sissonville ruptured in December 201. more »»

Destination City

March 11, 2014 Last week, representatives from several Midwest motorcoach companies were in Parkersburg to visit the area’s tourist locations for possible inclusion during the upcoming tour season. more »»


March 10, 2014 Vienna City Council members find themselves in a bit of a quandary over the idea of creating a position for a development director versus balancing the budget. more »»


March 9, 2014 Alpha Natural Resources is about to have to shell out a record $27. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 8, 2014 UP: To grants totaling more than $400,000 for maintenance projects on the North Bend Rail Trail. more »»

Bad Gamble

March 7, 2014 Wood County Commissioners Wayne Dunn and Steve Gainer might want to consider: If the county will not enforce its ordinance regulating the placement of video lottery establishments, why have such... more »»

Giving Blood

March 6, 2014 This winter has hit the Mid-Ohio Valley hard. Everywhere can be heard grumbles of “This is the worst winter in 20 years!” and “I’m so sick of the snow. more »»

Right Man for the Job

March 5, 2014 E. Gordon Gee brought an amazing level of energy to Morgantown during the two months he served as interim president of West Virginia University. more »»

Do the Right Thing

March 4, 2014 West Virginians want to do whatever can be done to prevent another disaster like the chemical leak into the Elk River on Jan. 9 when tap water was rendered unusable for 300,000 people. more »»

Dangerous Road

March 3, 2014 The drive to legalize marijuana gets lots of mileage from the belief that its effects are safer than alcohol or other drugs. As far as long-term health effects, that jury is still out. more »»

Quality of Life

March 2, 2014 Last week, officials heard the results of a study in which potential economic impact from a hypothetical ethane cracker plant was listed in the billions of dollars. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 1, 2014 UP: To Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department firefighters Kevin Harris and Chad Lynch for their efforts in saving two dogs that were trapped in a burning home this past Tuesda. more »»

No One is Exempt

February 28, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows the pain and frustration of thousands of West Virginia families at a level many others in Charleston may not. more »»

Hard Lessons

February 27, 2014 The Wood County Board of Education took a step in the right direction Tuesday by voting 5-0 to pay 90 percent of the $455,000 outstanding bill owed to the construction company Grae-Con for its work... more »»


February 26, 2014 West Virginia lawmakers are flirting with an idea that will make government more opaque, more secret — and take away at least one piece of the public’s right to kno. more »»

Needed Correction

February 25, 2014 On March 18, the U.S. government will attempt to correct a long-festering slight when 24 veterans receive the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military commendation. more »»

Caring Gesture

February 24, 2014 Children in West Virginia’s foster care system received an extra measure of support last week from a place one might not expect. Inmates at St. more »»

Safety Call

February 23, 2014 Legislators should listen closely to the folks running local bars and taverns, who appear to be mainly in favor of an effort to shift last call from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. more »»



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