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July 3, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Highway Safety Program representative Toni Tiano issued an important reminder this week, as she warned drivers about the expected crackdown on drunk driving over the July 4... more »»


July 2, 2015 Young Ohio drivers face a few more restrictions now that a law has gone into effect that changes the conditions of their probationary licenses. more »»


July 1, 2015 Wood County Schools, in fact, all West Virginia schools, operate under the premise that all students can learn. more »»

ARC Plans

June 30, 2015 It often seems as though government organizations search out ways to throw away mone. more »»


June 29, 2015 During a series of speeches focusing on education in West Virginia, State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano discussed the link between education and the Mountain State’s future economic... more »»


June 28, 2015 Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy sources such as wind or sola. more »»

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June 27, 2015 UP: To the Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp volunteers who spent four days prepping and painting homes in the Parkersburg are. more »»


June 26, 2015 Bravo, to the combined efforts of contractor Carl Kelly Paving and city officials who have decided to get a head start on paving projects throughout Parkersburg. more »»

Brain Drain

June 25, 2015 At Camp Pocahontas, on the other side of our state, young people from all over the country are participating right now in the 2015 National Youth Science Camp, for a few weeks of science, technology... more »»


June 24, 2015 Economists are telling us West Virginia is not yet in an economic recession, but the numbers are not comforting. more »»


June 23, 2015 Ohio lawmakers have some catching up to do if they are to follow the lead of those in West Virginia who have made the Mountain State among the strictest in the nation in dealing with drunk drivers. more »»


June 22, 2015 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have issued a call for help. more »»


June 21, 2015 Congratulations are in order for new Mayor Jimmy Colombo, as he was able to garner seven of a possible eight votes from Parkersburg City Council members last week to fill the remaining 18 months of... more »»

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June 20, 2015 UP: To all the fathers we will celebrate on Sunda. more »»

Drug Abuse

June 19, 2015 Montani semper liberi — Mountaineers are always free, or, at least, that is what we tell ourselves. more »»

Bad Call

June 18, 2015 Ohio missed out on an enormous financial opportunity when a proposed tax increase on oil and natural gas drilling companies did not make the cut for the state’s two-year budget. Though Gov. more »»

Gun Safety

June 17, 2015 While the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms, it does not guarantee the right to do so irresponsibly. more »»

River Sweep

June 16, 2015 From Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., next week, groups of volunteers will be cleaning up the banks of the Ohio River, and its tributaries, as part of the annual Ohio River Swee. more »»

Budget Cuts

June 15, 2015 Budget cuts are felt in a variety of ways, but their effects are not always measurable in a way that hits home quite like the results of a one-day snapshot of domestic violence services did in West... more »»

Flag Day

June 14, 2015 Today is one of those holidays many Americans give only a passing thought when they are reminded it is both Flag Day and the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Arm. more »»



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