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August 26, 2014 In many senses, Parkersburg’s purchase of three ambulances in order to have one ready to provide emergency medical attention when those from other services are unavailable is simply a logical... more »»

Community Policing

August 25, 2014 Stories out of Ferguson, Mo., over the past several days have brought the question of community relationships with law enforcement officers to the forefront. more »»

Land Bank

August 24, 2014 When Christal Perry, with the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority Land Bank, spoke to the Neighbors Housing Group in Parkersburg last week, City Councilwoman Kim Coram explained she hoped to gain... more »»

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August 23, 2014 UP: To Thursday’s return of the approximately 160 soldiers of U.S. Army Reserve 779th Engineer Company following an 11-month deployment to Afghanista. more »»


August 22, 2014 West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health had no epidemiologists on staff specifically trained to deal with chemical and natural disasters, when a leaky tank sent crude 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol int... more »»

What's Next?

August 21, 2014 West Virginia is changing — rapidly. But for many years public officials have spent a lot of effort and money in trying to catch up to the changes that have been mounting for decades. more »»

Memorial Wall

August 20, 2014 When the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg next week, it will bring with it the opportunity for visitors to pay their respects to a group of men and women whose service to their... more »»

Smoking Rate

August 19, 2014 Smoking rates in West Virginia are appalling. more »»

Crucial Help

August 18, 2014 While the U.. more »»


August 17, 2014 When riders of the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority’s Easy Rider buses look back on the past 28 years of reliable service, it is important to remember during all that time bus fare has remained a... more »»

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August 16, 2014 UP: To the volunteers who have spent many hours this past year getting things ready for this weekend’s Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. more »»


August 15, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members decided this week to implement in 2014-15 a program that, in theory, will provide Personalized Education Plans to every student in the count. more »»

Earnings Shift

August 14, 2014 Changes are taking place in West Virginia at a pace that has left many in positions of authority scrambling to catch up. more »»

Health Challenges

August 13, 2014 Mid-Ohio Valley residents may not notice immediate differences, as Drema Mace takes over the position of executive director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, and that is a good thing. more »»

Child Support

August 12, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Staying Safe

August 11, 2014 For many area boaters, the approaching Parkersburg Homecoming Festival weekend provides the perfect opportunity to relax out on the water. more »»

False Hopes

August 10, 2014 State officials in Charleston found out last week they may have chosen to see a glass half full when it was really closer to empty. more »»

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August 9, 2014 UP: To the Rails, Trails and Ales Festival today and Sunday in Marietta. more »»

Team Effort

August 8, 2014 In the midst of an ongoing assault from the federal government, American Electric Power executives continue to look for ways to improve efficiency — and financial performance — in order to keep the... more »»

Homegrown Profits

August 7, 2014 “The possibilities are endless,” said Katy Orr-Dove, a retail market manager for a family farm near Martinsburg, W.Va. “West Virginia is known for being mountainous farmlands. more »»



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