UP: To the Parkersburg Homecoming, the Homecoming Parade, the News and Sentinel Half Marathon, the fireworks, the free entertainment and all the fans, volunteers and participants today and Sunday.
UP: To a ceremony to honor the memory of former West Virginia University at Parkersburg President Eldon Miller. Miller, the college's longest-serving president, died May 31 at the age of 77.
UP: To U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Booth Goodwin II for his talk this past week to a group of senior citizens in Wood County, warning them about potential scams. Goodwin said seniors, often targeted by scam artists, should never give personal or financial information and to use common sense when dealing with anyone seeking the information.
UP: To a tentative agreement between the Humane Society of Parkersburg and the Wood County Commission to resolve an issue involving $27,000 allocated by the county for the purchase of a truck. A question arose over what would happen to the truck in the event the two-year contract between the humane society and the county is not renewed after the first year. A new proposal over ownership was proposed by Wood County prosecutor, and, hopefully, agreed upon by the humane society's board of directors. The commission will vote on the modified contract Monday.
UP: To Marilyn Plum, longtime owner of the Corner Cafe restaurant, for her return to work after undergoing surgery for a brain aneurysm. She had gone for an MRI on her pituitary when the issue was uncovered. Plum and restaurant employees had just opened the restaurant in its new location in the Matheny Motors complex in mid-July when the aneurysm was discovered. She had surgery a week later. It is a relief to see Plum once again serving her many customers from behind the counter of the Corner Cafe. We wish her continued health.