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June 21, 2014 UP: To the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society’s effort to raise funds to purchase the historic Phelps-Tavenner house on Camden Avenu. more »»

Historic Treasures

June 20, 2014 One of the oldest residences in our area — and a historically important one, at that — is in need of some community support. more »»


June 19, 2014 Even as President Barack Obama was bragging in December 2011 about withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, skeptics warned the pullout was ill-advised — and far from complete. more »»

Title I

June 18, 2014 Wood County Schools’ director of federal programs, John Merritt, is to be commended for helping to secure Title I designations for two more schools — Worthington and Waverly elementary schools. more »»


June 17, 2014 It does not take a very careful look through this newspaper to find the evidence of our region’s struggle against the onslaught of substance abuse at epidemic proportions. more »»

Scam Alert

June 16, 2014 One Parkersburg resident learned the hard way last week about scams that are increasing in frequency and creativity, across the country. more »»

Lists, Lists

June 15, 2014 Another week, another list of states — this time the list of “most stressed out states in the country,” from a real estate blog. more »»

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June 14, 2014 UP: To Edison Middle School’s F.O.R. Club, which recently hosted a luncheon for county firefighters, police officers and EMT. more »»

New Violence, Old Violence

June 13, 2014 Here we go, again, in Iraq. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has taken over the country’s second-largest city and is threatening a greater takeover. more »»

A Lesson

June 12, 2014 Politicians, take note: Listen to your constituency. You are their public servant, and if you do not do the job they expect of you, they will fire you. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. more »»


June 11, 2014 Americans this week got a look at the report of an audit of Veterans Affairs facilities sparked by an investigation into criminal violations that may have included secret waiting times, falsified... more »»

Greener Acres

June 10, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort — plant more tree. more »»

Deputy Super

June 9, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members will meet this evening to discuss, among other things, a plan by incoming superintendent John Flint that would not only reorganize the central office, but... more »»

Joyce Mather

June 8, 2014 United Way board of directors members have a huge task ahead of them, as they work to fill the post Joyce Mather will leave in September. more »»

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June 7, 2014 UP: To the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation for the nearly $147,000 in grants awarded Tuesday. more »»

Blanket Rulings

June 6, 2014 Proposed legislation in the Ohio General Assembly would tie the hands of judges who now have room to make reasonable decisions when it comes to dogs that have been ruled viciou. more »»

Working Together

June 5, 2014 For as much good-natured ribbing as supporters of West Virginia University and Marshall University give each other, most of us are able to abandon such feelings of rivalry once we have left the... more »»

Bright Future

June 4, 2014 Residents across the 1st Congressional District may be envious of Wood County’s potential new cracker plant, but local officials are right to understand there is a great deal of work to be done if w... more »»

Voting Matters

June 3, 2014 Studies have shown only one of every 100,000 votes cast in federal elections, and one of every 15,000 votes cast at the state legislative level “mattered in the sense that they were cast for a... more »»

Criminal Neglect

June 2, 2014 When President Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation last week, the president said “the VA needs new leadership,” in order to address the systemic... more »»



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