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Economy

February 9, 2016 It is tempting to look for rays of hope in data that show West Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last yea. more »»

Education

February 8, 2016 Last week, State Sen. Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, said one of the biggest challenges facing our state is workforce participation — we do not have a skilled, trained, sober workforce. more »»

Insurance

February 7, 2016 No one argues that more people have health insurance in West Virginia than ever before; and the change can be marked with the implementation of Obamacar. more »»

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February 6, 2016 UP: To I Love Reading Week at Criss Elementary School, in which students, parents and teachers will work together in events designed to promote books and reading, as well as cross-curricular... more »»

Consolidate

February 5, 2016 A local agency is serving as a potential model for the rest of the state, as economic strategists begin to take to heart suggestions from Drema Mace, executive director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health... more »»

Education

February 4, 2016 Report after report has shown pre-kindergarten education goes a long way toward improving the next 13 years of public schooling for children — particularly those whose parents may not have the... more »»

Iowa

February 3, 2016 Iowa’s moment in the political spotlight has passed; and the results of Monday’s caucuses are being analyzed by political camps across the country. more »»

Education

February 2, 2016 West Virginia University and Marshall University have felt the pinch along with many other state-funded entities as Gov. more »»

Waste Report

February 1, 2016 Two nonprofit organizations, the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy and Taxpayers Protection Alliance, have compiled a report they say exposes $330 million in wasteful spending on the part... more »»

John Lee

January 31, 2016 It is difficult to measure the enormous good John Lee did for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Much of the credit for the vibrant theater we enjoy today falls to him. more »»

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January 30, 2016 UP: To Wood County Assessor Rich Shaffer, as he reflects on winding down a 25-year career in the assessor’s office. more »»

Literacy

January 29, 2016 New America’s Education Policy Program study of children’s literacy across the country has determined West Virginia is doing better than just about anyone else at developing kids’ reading skills. more »»

Council

January 28, 2016 Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo called on members of city council to respect each other “a little bit more,” as he outlined the state of the city this week. more »»

Libraries

January 27, 2016 When voters approved a levy to fund a new south Parkersburg Library, it was a clear sign of what is still important to local residents — access for everyone to information, literature and programmin... more »»

Coal

January 26, 2016 During a visit to Parkersburg last week, U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. more »»

Health Crisis

January 25, 2016 For many, HIV is an urban diseases of the 1980s and ’90s. But the Centers for Disease Control says we need to adjust our thinkin. more »»

Federal Aid

January 24, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke during his State of the State address earlier this month of the potential for $140 million in National Disaster Resilience funding from the U.S. more »»

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January 23, 2016 UP: To Kraton Polymers, for leading the largest workplace giving campaign in the region covered by the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Snow Hazard

January 22, 2016 Cold weather, accompanied by ice and snow, can be more than an inconvenience — it can be dangerous. The dangers go far beyond frostbite or slips on ic. more »»

Patience

January 21, 2016 Parkersburg and Vienna city governments got a bit of good news this week, as reports from the state showed sales tax revenue over five months has already surpassed the amount lost through mandated... more »»

 
 
 

 

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