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March 31, 2016 There is still some confusion among voters about the upcoming election. more »»


March 30, 2016 An incident in our nation’s capital this week demonstrated both the strengths and weaknesses of all the training, preparation and planning done by law enforcement, other first responders and the... more »»


March 29, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba last week, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Cry for Help

March 28, 2016 Young people in West Virginia are now getting annual suicide awareness and prevention training, as mandated through Jamie’s Law. more »»


March 27, 2016 Easter means different things to different people. more »»

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March 26, 2016 UP: To voter interest so intense that voters in Arizona, Utah and Idaho found themselves waiting in long lines to cast their primary ballots this week. more »»


March 25, 2016 President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency Chief Gina McCarthy has strenuously avoided having to witness what her agency has wrought in West Virginia. U.S. Rep. more »»


March 24, 2016 ISIS claimed responsibility for another round of horrific terror attacks this week —this time at the airport in Brussels and a metro station near the headquarters of the European Union. more »»


March 23, 2016 “There is a difference between needing a school and being attached to a school,” Wood County School board member Jim Asbury said Tuesday, during a meeting of the Wood County Schools 2016 Bond... more »»


March 22, 2016 Spring cleaning will be happening all over the Mid-Ohio Valley in the coming weeks, but one organization has dedicated April 2 as National Park Day, during which some of our nation’s most significan... more »»


March 21, 2016 West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose, again, to 6.5 percent in February. Compare that with the national average, which is holding steady at 4.9 percen. more »»


March 20, 2016 West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, knows lawmakers have a tall task in coming weeks, working to come up with a budget that handles the $9. more »»

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March 19, 2016 UP: To students who participated in the 36th annual Marietta Times Regional Spelling Bee. A great deal of hard work and study went into preparing for such a tough competition. more »»


March 18, 2016 Students in Parkersburg High School teacher David Woody’s classes have gotten an excellent opportunity this school year to interact with West Virginia’s U.S. senators on an almost face-to-face basi. more »»


March 17, 2016 West Virginia students are desperate for the kind of education that will prepare them for the economy into which they will step, in just a few short years. more »»


March 16, 2016 Children are usually pretty good at getting attention when they feel they are not getting enough. more »»

Election Day

March 15, 2016 Ohio voters, you have a chance today to make a big difference in the national political scene. more »»


March 14, 2016 National news outlets focused on ratings have largely ignored Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he quietly makes a case for himself as the best candidate for president of the United State. more »»

Kick Butts

March 13, 2016 West Virginia has the seventh-highest rate of teen smokers in the nation — nearly one-fifth of Mountain State high-school students smoke, with 12. more »»

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March 12, 2016 UP: To Parkersburg Fire Chief Eric Taylor, who dedicated nearly five years as head of the city’s fire department before announcing his decision to return to the ranks as a fire captain. more »»



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