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Bus Stop

September 17, 2014 We are well into the school year, here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, and yet school officials continue to see carelessness from drivers who put students’ lives in danger when they disregard bus-safety... more »»

Future at Stake

September 16, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew up. more »»


September 15, 2014 Teachers across the country struggle with the problem of working with parents to ensure children’s education is supported outside the classroom, instead of being undermined. more »»

United Way

September 14, 2014 Andrea Shirey came flying out of the gate last week when, after only a short time on the job, she spoke as the new executive director of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley at the kickoff... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 13, 2014 UP: To the witnesses who came forward to help police make a quick arrest in a hit and run incident Wednesday on West Virginia 47 that left a 15-year-old Parkersburg boy dea. more »»

Right to Work

September 12, 2014 Ohio teachers this week won a small victory against union leaders who were illegally using their dues and fees to fund electioneering efforts. more »»


September 11, 2014 Today Americans will take part in ceremonies across the country commemorating the horrific losses on this date in 200. more »»

Storage Tanks

September 10, 2014 After eight months, the head-scratchers brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. more »»

Wellbeing Report

September 9, 2014 When the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio compiles its annual report on the wellbeing of children in the Buckeye State, it breaks down the results by region. more »»

Kids and Animals

September 8, 2014 Fairplains Elementary School was fortunate last week to be able to host visitors from the Columbus Zoo, including a young cheeta. more »»

A Listening Place

September 7, 2014 Thanks to a recent grant received by The Children’s Listening Place in Wood County, local child advocates have the best resources available to help young victims of violence and abuse. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 6, 2014 UP: To the Sternwheel Festival, which continues through Sunday with its annual salute to the past, when the river was the highway and the paddlewheelers that plied them were the the main source of... more »»

Eyes Open

September 5, 2014 As West Virginia University prepares for its first home football game of the season Saturday, it has also become the first organization in the state to implement the “if you see something, say... more »»


September 4, 2014 After endorsing Barack Obama for president in 2008, the United Mine Workers union refused to make the same mistake when he was up for re-election in 2012. more »»

Losing Bet

September 3, 2014 West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave believes the state can negate lost gambling revenue by legalizing online gambling. more »»

BOE Biddings

September 2, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members appear to have a little explaining to do regarding the choice of Waste Management for trash removal services in the school system. more »»

Labor Day

September 1, 2014 Today marks for many the end of summer and the beginning of fall. more »»

‘Force of History’

August 31, 2014 Mid-Ohio Valley residents mourned the loss of one of our great treasures last week, as the incomparable David McKain died at the age of 80. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 30, 2014 UP: To the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., on display at City Park. more »»

Public Process

August 29, 2014 Members of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg presidential search committee may have opened more to the public eye than they intended this week, when they began a discussion about just how... more »»



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