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July 16, 2016 UP: To Charles “Hank” Greenburg, whose passing this week served to remind us what a treasure he has been to the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»


July 15, 2016 Emotionally charged reactions to two tragedies last week have provoked anger and grief that evolved into disrespect and misguided accusations the men and women of law enforcement should not have to... more »»


July 14, 2016 During Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting, members approved the first readings of ordinances relating to seven potential amendments to the city charter. more »»

Opioid Abuse

July 13, 2016 Arrests continue to pile up, as law enforcement tackles the supply chain that is bringing so many illegal prescription pain pills into our state. more »»

Price Gouging

July 11, 2016 Thousands of West Virginia residents (as well as folks from Ohio, Virginia and across the country) have answered the call to help victims of last month’s devastating flooding in portions of our state. more »»


July 11, 2016 Once again the federal government has shown the wide gap between its vicious pursuit of air quality and its apathy on municipal water quality — at least in West Virginia, anyway. more »»

Budget Cuts

July 10, 2016 School boards across West Virginia are feeling the pinch of tighter budgets and a need to reduce spending. Some, like Wood County Schools, have been working for years to spend within their means. more »»

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July 9, 2016 UP: To flood relief efforts that have expanded to include not just the basic necessities, but the kinds of things that make life a little more enjoyable: musical instruments, library books, athletic... more »»


July 8, 2016 Bureaucrats are fond of complaining there is not enough money being thrown at their particular agency, but not so fond of doing much work to be certain that money is being spent responsibl. more »»


July 7, 2016 Federal officials are telling Ohio it has until 2019 to implement new rules the feds say will move seniors and people with disabilities away from institutional settings and into community services. more »»


July 5, 2016 Appalachia’s substance abuse epidemic is a difficult problem to comprehend. more »»


July 4, 2016 Whether you plan to cast your presidential vote in November to “Make America Great Again,” “ .. more »»

Voting Status

July 3, 2016 Ohio residents eager to vote in November’s general election, but who skipped their state’s primary balloting, should double check their voting status. more »»

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July 2, 2016 UP: To Hino Motors production of its 50,000th truck at its Williamstown facility. more »»


July 1, 2016 Imagine reaching your mid 30s without the ability to recite the alphabet, or do anything more than print your own name. Now imagine you reached that point with a high school diploma in hand. more »»


June 30, 2016 No matter how good their schools are, children learn nothing when they are not in class. That makes truancy, particularly chronic absenteeism, a critical challenge. more »»

In the Water

June 29, 2016 Environmental Protection Agency officials pick and choose the targets they want us to believe are essential, based on politics. more »»


June 28, 2016 One reason West Virginia lawmakers may not have been entirely reluctant to make one budget cut for next year is that it affects an organization that is something of a nuisance to state officials. more »»


June 27, 2016 As West Virginia recovers from flooding that had some thinking of the 1985 Election Day floods, many are searching for ways to help. more »»


June 26, 2016 Some of the Democrats who participated in a “sit-in” on the floor of the U.S. more »»



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