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May 4, 2016 West Virginia is still among the states with higher rates of teen pregnancy, but West Virginia Bureau for Public Health officials gave some good news last week when they announced that, slowly but... more »»


May 3, 2016 It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign effort in southern West Virginia was a sign of bravery or delusion, but it certainly bolstered the impression that her presidency would be an... more »»

Social Media

May 2, 2016 Laremy Tunsil should provide a lesson for us all. Bad behavior has always had a way of catching up with people; but in the era of social media it can do so much more quickly and with greater effect. more »»


May 1, 2016 May brings many things to the Mountain State, and Division of Tourism officials are hoping it will bring motorcyclists as well. more »»

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April 30, 2016 UP: To news that Seventh Street in Parkersburg will receive a resurfacing, two years ahead of schedul. more »»


April 29, 2016 “This gets them out of the hands of thieves and out of the hands of children.” Maj. more »»


April 28, 2016 When state budget discussions lead to talk of cuts such as the ones experienced over the past couple of years in West Virginia, educators are justifiably worried about the effects on their classroom... more »»

Hard Time

April 27, 2016 While kids in Ohio and West Virginia face plenty of challenges we see everyday, here is one most people do not think about very often: parents in prison. more »»

Not McGraw

April 26, 2016 Many West Virginians have not made up their minds how to vote in the state Supreme Court race to be decided May 10, to judge by public opinion polls. more »»


April 25, 2016 Beginning at 4 p.m. today, residents will have the chance to see all the Belpre-area business community has to offer, at the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. St. more »»


April 24, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have been working hard over the past couple of years to mitigate the damage done to our state’s economy by the assault on the industries that have supported our state for... more »»

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April 23, 2016 DOWN: To both West Virginia and southeastern Ohio being in the zone for mosquitos that may carry the Zika virus. more »»


April 22, 2016 Though the U.S. more »»


April 21, 2016 West Virginia parents who have either bought in to outrageously misleading anti-vaccine propaganda, or are simply too lazy to keep their children up to date on necessary immunizations are putting th... more »»


April 20, 2016 West Virginians sometimes forget how much we have to offer visitors. more »»


April 19, 2016 Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of “safe spaces” on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academia. more »»


April 18, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. more »»

Wage Gap

April 17, 2016 In West Virginia, nearly 84,000 households are headed by women — 36 percent of those households fall below the poverty line. more »»

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April 16, 2016 UP: To new Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews. Congratulations on earning the trust that you will, indeed, serve the department and the people of Parkersburg to the highest standards. more »»


April 15, 2016 West Virginians are running out of time to do two things: file tax returns and register to vote. more »»



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