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Fourth of July

July 4, 2014 It is the Fourth of July — the 238th birthday of this great natio. more »»

Marietta College

July 3, 2014 Marietta College administrators are learning the hard way that one sure way to lose money is to give your donors such cause for concern that they turn off the tap. more »»

Cat Litters

July 2, 2014 We are in the midst of what the folks at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley refer to as peak kitten season. Feline over-population means the shelter, in Marietta, is unable to accept any new cat. more »»

VA Secretary

July 1, 2014 If President Barack Obama’s planned nominee to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary is as intelligent and tuned in as is being touted, Robert McDonald is battling back the urge to turn around and... more »»


June 30, 2014 Among the many errands being run this week will be shopping trips to prepare for July 4 festivities. more »»

Art Olds

June 29, 2014 St. Marys and Pleasants County residents suffered a huge loss last week, with the passing of former St. Marys Mayor Art Olds. It is not often a person comes along with such dedication to servic. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 »»


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 »»


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 »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 »»


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 »»


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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