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May 14, 2014 Last week, Dr. more »»


May 13, 2014 Wood County voters have an enormous responsibility to uphold today, as some of the most important seats in the county are up for grabs. more »»

No Excuse

May 12, 2014 Educators and public officials in West Virginia are often too willing to use poverty as an excuse for poor performance by our students. more »»

Saving a Life

May 11, 2014 On this Mother’s Day, one local woman is grateful for the quick thinking and actions of Boy Scout Brayden McAfee, 11, of Newport. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 10, 2014 UP: To the 125th anniversary of the Blennerhassett Hotel. more »»


May 9, 2014 National Tourism Week has given local officials an opportunity to showcase all the amazing things that should be attracting visitors to Parkersburg and Wood County. more »»

Ohio Parks

May 8, 2014 Ohio state park users have a unique opportunity in the coming weeks. Because of an $88. more »»

Getting Help

May 7, 2014 Posttraumatic Stress, labeled a disorder or otherwise, affects West Virginians at an astonishingly high rat. more »»


May 6, 2014 Today’s primary elections are vital for Ohio residents, yet early projections from Washington County Board of Elections Director Tara Hupp last week were for “low numbers” — based on absentee... more »»


May 5, 2014 Two recent tragedies here in the Mid-Ohio Valley once again demonstrate that despite the fun and recreational potential all-terrain vehicles can offer, they can be deadly if operated improperly. more »»

Gun Shy

May 4, 2014 Wood County Commissioners would do well to take advantage of every offer of assistance from the sheriff’s department in making certain plans for a new trail in Veterans Memorial Park are absolutely... more »»

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May 3, 2014 UP: To the late Bob Zide, innovator and founder of Zide’s Sport Shop in Marietta, for his induction into the National Sporting Goods Association Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame. more »»

Fresh Air

May 2, 2014 West Virginians are breathing easier than they have in decades, according to a report released this week by the American Lung Association. more »»

Closer to Home

May 1, 2014 Today marks the beginning of Belpre’s May Madness event to encourage residents to buy at local stores. more »»


April 30, 2014 Opposing polls in Ohio combine to give a clear picture of regular folks’ thoughts on green-energy regulations. more »»

Buddy Bench

April 29, 2014 In an age of all-digital, all-the-time, technology overload, it is encouraging to see a boards-and-bolts approach to encouraging children to build their social networks. more »»

Be Safe

April 28, 2014 West Virginia’s spring gobbler season opens today for its four-week run through May 24. The youth season began over the weekend. more »»

Dropping the Ball

April 27, 2014 Wood County Schools officials have belatedly made the right decision to paint over a Bible verse that had been above the doors to the wrestling room at Parkersburg South High School, remove the vers... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 26, 2014 UP: To lifelong Marietta resident and World War II veteran Randall Hunter for receiving the Legion of Honor medal—France’s highest distinction for extraordinary contributions to that country. more »»

Above the Law

April 25, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»



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