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May 28, 2016 UP: To efforts by the city of Parkersburg to move bill or fee payment and form submission to an online format. more »»


May 27, 2016 West Virginia’s budget standstill will not end unless both sides are willing to compromise and legislative leadership exerts enough influence to stop the game-playin. more »»


May 26, 2016 Vienna residents faced with one potential environmental concern are quickly building up another, as tens of thousands of plastic water bottles pile up every day. more »»


May 25, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have plenty of reasons to be worried about the state’s budget for the next several years. There are many factors contributing to the deficit. more »»

Give Blood

May 24, 2016 In a few short days, the summer busy season will be upon us. more »»


May 23, 2016 No one needs to tell Mountain State residents their numbers are dwindling: We see our families and friends move to other, more prosperous locations in a nearly constant stream. more »»

Don't Panic

May 22, 2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision-makers have had a completed risk-assessment for perfluorooctanoic acid — C8 — since 2014. more »»

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May 21, 2016 UP: To the second opening of the Highmark Community Garden at Point Park Marketplace in Parkersburg. more »»


May 20, 2016 Technical glitches and website woes did not stop donors big and small from making this year’s Give Local MOV event an even bigger success than last year’s. more »»


May 19, 2016 Most discussion of potential state budget cuts has included West Virginia’s state parks. more »»


May 18, 2016 Lawmakers in Charleston are working to hash out a state budget that is problematic, to say the least. Among the problems is shrinking revenue, a trend not likely to reverse any time soo. more »»

Police Week

May 17, 2016 This is National Police Week. It began Sunday with a date President John F. Kennedy designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in 1962. more »»


May 16, 2016 West Virginia’s efforts to improve early childhood education are beginning to gain national attention, as the National Institute for Early Education Research released this year’s rankings of all 50... more »»


May 15, 2016 Teachers expected to help students meet high standards must be held to fairly high standards themselves. Good teachers are a combination of natural ability and skill and proper education and training. more »»

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May 14, 2016 UP: To participants in today’s Wood County Relay for Life at Parkersburg City Park. It is a bittersweet day for some; a day filled with hope, for others. more »»


May 13, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have one more incentive to QUICKLY sort out the state budget when they return to Charleston for a special session Monday. more »»


May 12, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there is always a shockwave near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

Tree Cities

May 11, 2016 Colder, soggy weather may have delayed the Arbor Day observance that eventually took place at the South Parkersburg branch of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library, but the addition of a... more »»


May 10, 2016 National media outlets have turned their attention to analyzing West Virginia’s woes on a number of front. more »»

Votes Matter

May 9, 2016 West Virginia voters who feel the big-ticket race on their ballots tomorrow is a foregone conclusion must remember there is still a great deal to be decided, and plenty of reason to head to the polls. more »»



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