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October 21, 2015 President Barack Obama is in Charleston today, leading a discussion about West Virginia’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. more »»


October 19, 2015 West Virginia’s economy is struggling. That is no surprise. more »»


October 18, 2015 President Barack Obama is coming to West Virginia this week, not to talk about the Environmental Protection Agency or Obamacare, but to address the Mountain State’s terrifying battle with substance... more »»

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October 17, 2015 UP: To Parkersburg South High School Assistant Principal Maria Miller for being named a Distinguished Scholar by the West Virginia Center for Professional Development. more »»


October 16, 2015 Scammers often depend on using harassment to cause pani. more »»

City Council

October 15, 2015 In a pattern that has become all too familiar over the past several months, Parkersburg City Council was split nearly down the middle Tuesday evening, and contrasting viewpoints from the mayor and a... more »»


October 14, 2015 As “Make America Great Again” becomes part of the presidential campaign language being tossed around these days, one suggestion as to the best way to accomplish that is to return our focus to... more »»


October 13, 2015 JobsOhio bills itself as a “private, non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses relocate, expand, and prosper in Ohio. more »»


October 12, 2015 Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission board members decided last week to hand over decision-making to the states, at least in the matter of whether and how much of hazardous chemicals —... more »»

Child Care

October 11, 2015 Median age in West Virginia is 41 years old, more than 4 years older than the median age for the U.S. population as a whole. more »»

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October 10, 2015 UP: To information that went out this week to families of students at Parkersburg and Parkersburg South High Schools, regarding the Drug Free Clubs of America program. more »»

Starting Over

October 9, 2015 Ohio is learning that sometimes those who intentionally manipulate the data to mislead the federal government are handsomely rewarded — even to the tune of up to $71 million. more »»


October 8, 2015 For a few years, now, it has been possible for many to believe the assault on affordable electricity rates — the attack on coal, oil and natural gas — affected only those working in the coal mines,... more »»

Help Needed

October 7, 2015 Nothing creates a sense of security and wellbeing quite like knowing that at the end of the day, there will be a roof over one’s head — a home, waiting. more »»


October 6, 2015 When former President Bill Clinton spoke to a gathering of West Virginia Democrats in Charleston over the weekend, he did so with the full knowledge that he was speaking to an ever-shrinking group o... more »»

4-H Week

October 5, 2015 Wood County’s 4-H club is marking 100 years of working to “make the best better,” in addition to this week’s National 4-H Week celebration of “Growing with 4-H. more »»


October 4, 2015 Today begins the 75th National Newspaper Week, and this year’s theme is “Power of the Press. more »»

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October 3, 2015 UP: To Gihon Elementary School, in Wood County, and Evans Elementary School, in Jackson County, for being named 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. more »»

Mine Safety

October 2, 2015 West Virginia coal mines, fighting for their lives, had better not be giving the federal government any excuses to crack down on them. more »»


October 1, 2015 At first glance, the celebration of a birthday for a 52-year-old children’s literary character might not seem particularly noteworth. more »»



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