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June 28, 2014 UP: To the more than 400 young volunteers who have been in town this week participating in this summer’s Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp. more »»

Development

June 27, 2014 One company is reminding the Mid-Ohio Valley it has what it takes to attract — and keep — the kinds of employers who help rebuild economie. more »»

Eyesores

June 26, 2014 Parkersburg City Council has taken an important step toward the reduction of the number of dilapidated eyesores dotting the city’s streets. more »»

Belpre Police

June 25, 2014 Belpre council members have a great deal to consider as they look at the possibility of adding an officer to the city’s police department, in order to cover a third shift. more »»

Drug Court

June 24, 2014 West Virginia’s Drug Court program has, among many other achievements, recently celebrated the birth of 70 drug-free babies, to those participating in the program. more »»

River Danger

June 23, 2014 Spending a hot summer day out on the water, having a few cold ones and soaking up the sunshine might sound just about perfect to some, but West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers want t... more »»

Stadium Field

June 22, 2014 Last week’s release of the audit of the handling of Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field Project laid out in black and white what many already suspected: The Wood County Board of Education made... more »»

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June 21, 2014 UP: To the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society’s effort to raise funds to purchase the historic Phelps-Tavenner house on Camden Avenu. more »»

Historic Treasures

June 20, 2014 One of the oldest residences in our area — and a historically important one, at that — is in need of some community support. more »»

Peril

June 19, 2014 Even as President Barack Obama was bragging in December 2011 about withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, skeptics warned the pullout was ill-advised — and far from complete. more »»

Title I

June 18, 2014 Wood County Schools’ director of federal programs, John Merritt, is to be commended for helping to secure Title I designations for two more schools — Worthington and Waverly elementary schools. more »»

Plague

June 17, 2014 It does not take a very careful look through this newspaper to find the evidence of our region’s struggle against the onslaught of substance abuse at epidemic proportions. more »»

Scam Alert

June 16, 2014 One Parkersburg resident learned the hard way last week about scams that are increasing in frequency and creativity, across the country. more »»

Lists, Lists

June 15, 2014 Another week, another list of states — this time the list of “most stressed out states in the country,” from a real estate blog. more »»

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June 14, 2014 UP: To Edison Middle School’s F.O.R. Club, which recently hosted a luncheon for county firefighters, police officers and EMT. more »»

New Violence, Old Violence

June 13, 2014 Here we go, again, in Iraq. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has taken over the country’s second-largest city and is threatening a greater takeover. more »»

A Lesson

June 12, 2014 Politicians, take note: Listen to your constituency. You are their public servant, and if you do not do the job they expect of you, they will fire you. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. more »»

Troubling

June 11, 2014 Americans this week got a look at the report of an audit of Veterans Affairs facilities sparked by an investigation into criminal violations that may have included secret waiting times, falsified... more »»

Greener Acres

June 10, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort — plant more tree. more »»

Deputy Super

June 9, 2014 Wood County Board of Education members will meet this evening to discuss, among other things, a plan by incoming superintendent John Flint that would not only reorganize the central office, but... more »»

 
 

 

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