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A Needle

September 25, 2014 Parkersburg’s Police Department is fortunate to have on board some smart, hard-working folks who were determined to quickly find murder suspect Curtis Richards II, after the death of 1-year-old... more »»

Report Card

September 24, 2014 Letter grades released by the Ohio Department of Education for local school districts do not tell the entire story when it comes to our kids’ educations. more »»

Child Support

September 23, 2014 Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has joined forces with the four casinos in the state to do a very good thing for some of the state’s children. more »»

U.S. Constitution

September 22, 2014 “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure th... more »»


September 21, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plants... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 20, 2014 DOWN: To the theft of one of the metal lion’s heads adorning the fountain at the main entrance to the Wood County Courthouse. more »»

Stepping Up

September 19, 2014 Volunteers can make all the difference, especially for smaller local projects that are not exactly attracting wide attention. more »»

Tragic Addiction

September 18, 2014 We often hear laments these days about the way things used to be — “I rode my bicycle without a helmet, and I turned out fine,” or “No one ever put me in a car seat, and I turned out fine. more »»

Bus Stop

September 17, 2014 We are well into the school year, here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, and yet school officials continue to see carelessness from drivers who put students’ lives in danger when they disregard bus-safety... more »»

Future at Stake

September 16, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew up. more »»


September 15, 2014 Teachers across the country struggle with the problem of working with parents to ensure children’s education is supported outside the classroom, instead of being undermined. more »»

United Way

September 14, 2014 Andrea Shirey came flying out of the gate last week when, after only a short time on the job, she spoke as the new executive director of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley at the kickoff... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 13, 2014 UP: To the witnesses who came forward to help police make a quick arrest in a hit and run incident Wednesday on West Virginia 47 that left a 15-year-old Parkersburg boy dea. more »»

Right to Work

September 12, 2014 Ohio teachers this week won a small victory against union leaders who were illegally using their dues and fees to fund electioneering efforts. more »»


September 11, 2014 Today Americans will take part in ceremonies across the country commemorating the horrific losses on this date in 200. more »»

Storage Tanks

September 10, 2014 After eight months, the head-scratchers brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. more »»

Wellbeing Report

September 9, 2014 When the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio compiles its annual report on the wellbeing of children in the Buckeye State, it breaks down the results by region. more »»

Kids and Animals

September 8, 2014 Fairplains Elementary School was fortunate last week to be able to host visitors from the Columbus Zoo, including a young cheeta. more »»

A Listening Place

September 7, 2014 Thanks to a recent grant received by The Children’s Listening Place in Wood County, local child advocates have the best resources available to help young victims of violence and abuse. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 6, 2014 UP: To the Sternwheel Festival, which continues through Sunday with its annual salute to the past, when the river was the highway and the paddlewheelers that plied them were the the main source of... more »»



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