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Shining Stars

April 16, 2014 Most athletes, like most people, are kind and honest and often use their status to help others. Most athletes conduct these acts of kindness every day away from the glare of publicity. more »»

Feed to Achieve

April 15, 2014 Wood County schools have the lowest participation rate in West Virginia when it comes to school breakfasts. more »»


April 14, 2014 Early indications are pointing to even weaker-than-usual voter interest in Wood County. With the May 13 primary fast-approaching, requests for absentee ballots are down by a disturbing margi. more »»

A Hard Winter

April 13, 2014 The Parkersburg Utility Board has made an excellent decision in allowing staff members more discretion to reduce water bills made exponentially higher by leaks caused by a terrible winte. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 12, 2014 UP: To four West Virginia elected officials—Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, Auditor Glen Gainer, and Treasurer John Perdue — for taking part in a discussion... more »»


April 11, 2014 Citizens have a right to know how their governments are spending the money we hand over to them. more »»

Overwhelmed Border

April 10, 2014 Unlike the heroin epidemic of the 1960s and 1970s, which was mainly confined to high-population, urban areas, the current surge of that deadly drug is being felt in communities of all sizes. more »»

Shining Through

April 9, 2014 Snow has melted, the peepers are peeping, spring is making a mighty effort to spring, but Mother Nature will need a helping hand in clearing away the debris of the past few months in order to truly... more »»

Tax Freedom Day

April 8, 2014 Thursday will mark West Virginia’s Tax Freedom Day, according to independent tax policy research organization The Tax Foundation. Only eight states in the country reached the mark faste. more »»


April 7, 2014 If they have not already, two suicides by inmates at the North Central Regional Jail just 10 days apart should raise serious concerns with West Virginia Department of Corrections officials. On Feb. more »»

Giving Life

April 6, 2014 April is National Donate Life Month. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 5, 2014 UP: To today’s presentations of “Pinocchio,” at the Smoot Theatre. The shows, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. more »»

Costly Standards

April 4, 2014 Ohio state senators should take full advantage of an opportunity presented with a bill that would put on hold the scheduled increases to the state’s energy-efficiency standards. more »»

Border Control

April 3, 2014 Largely because of the Obamacare disaster, liberals are beginning to panic over the coming 2014 midterm elections. They now hope to make immigration an issue with voters. more »»

Home Rule

April 2, 2014 At 5 p.m. today, members of Parkersburg City Council’s finance committee will meet with Mayor Bob Newell to discuss the city’s application to be part of West Virginia’s expanded home rule program. more »»

Aging Crisis

April 1, 2014 West Virginia University has released a report that includes the sobering prediction that by the year 2030, our state’s population will have declined by 20,000 residents. more »»

G.I. Bill

March 31, 2014 Since its inception in 1944, the G.I. Bill has offered U.S. veterans a transition from military to civilian life by providing money to pay for college education. more »»

A Good Tool

March 30, 2014 During the last few weeks, an area of Parkersburg has been the target of more than 20 home break-ins. Many of the homes were empty at the time of the burglarie. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 29, 2014 UP: To news that Antero Resources signed an agreement to become the primary ethane supplier for the cracker facility Brazil-based Odebrecht hopes to build in Wood County. more »»

Zero Waste

March 28, 2014 Wood County officials are setting an example for other local governments and private citizens with the Zero Waste Challenge project at three county offices. more »»



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