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May 2, 2015 To Pope Francis, who said last week the disparity in earnings between men and women is “pure scandal,” as he asked “Why is it a given that women must earn less than men? No! They have the same right... more »»


May 1, 2015 Remember the last time you had to roll up your car windows because you were driving through a Mid-Ohio Valley town where the air was so polluted it brought tears to your eyes? Neither do we. more »»


April 30, 2015 When West Virginia’s Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification set a May 21 deadline for the Punnamma Memorial Rehab Clinic to close, director Jolynn Marra made something clear. more »»

Japan Trip

April 29, 2015 Local officials who travel to Japan next month will be building on a relationship begun 25 years ago when the West Virginia Department of Commerce opened an office in Nagoya that has since... more »»

Idle Hands

April 28, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has said he chose to remain in Washington, D.C., because he can better serve the people of West Virginia by serving in Congres. more »»

Mine Safety

April 27, 2015 Laws put in place to protect our coal miners do little good without full enforcement. more »»


April 26, 2015 For seven years now, President Barack Obama has annually broken a promise. In 2008, while able to say whatever he thought would garner the most votes, Obama pledged to recognize the slaughter of 1. more »»

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April 25, 2015 UP: To the arrival of the steel that will help replace the press box and existing seating at Erickson All Sports Facility. Rick Bush, chairman of the Erickson All Sports Facility Development Corp. more »»


April 24, 2015 Despite the flurry of attention last year about the state of our nation’s Veterans Affairs hospitals, the facilities are still poorly enough funded and supervised that, here in West Virginia, one... more »»


April 23, 2015 Regardless of the circumstances, Parkersburg residents have a right to expect their municipal government will continue to function properly, to serve their needs, and to do so in a way that is at... more »»

Child Abuse

April 22, 2015 Children in West Virginia are under siege, as they are too often the unnoticed victims of the many challenges we face — economic uncertainty, drug and alcohol abuse, physical and mental health woes ... more »»


April 21, 2015 Employers want to be able to rely on a quality, educated workforce when they choose a locatio. more »»


April 20, 2015 Social workers gathered in West Virginia last week noted schools play a pivotal role in reducing the number of young people incarcerated — with truancy prevention being only part of the solution. more »»

Fill the Boot

April 19, 2015 Local residents might want to throw a little extra loose change, or bills, into their cars this week, in anticipation of the Fill the Boot fundraiser Thursday. more »»

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April 18, 2015 DOWN: To reports indicating there is an increase in abuse and neglect cases in Wood County — attributed in part to increases in drug abus. more »»


April 17, 2015 Bad news about taxes for West Virginians and Ohioans came out this week, but it is not the fault of local and state officials. more »»


April 16, 2015 No one can dispute the degree to which folks in the Mid-Ohio Valley give of themselves when the call is mad. more »»


April 15, 2015 Only five states do a worse job of giving taxpayers a return on their investment than West Virginia, according to a recent WalletHub report. more »»


April 14, 2015 West Virginia’s standing has slipped a bit in terms of the Rich States, Poor States Index from the American Legislative Exchange Council — falling from No. 30 after 2013, to No. 36 after 2014. more »»

Climate Change

April 13, 2015 True proponents of quality public education should be thrilled with the latest decision by the West Virginia Board of Education to allow classroom debate on the issue of climate chang. more »»



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