Energy: Feds should invest in WVU project


As politicians go barreling toward an energy future in which some appear unbothered by how much damage is done to the humans living on the planet they claim they are trying to save, researchers at West Virginia University are taking a more holistic approach to the matter. To that end, the WVU ...

Organ Donors: Register and make your wishes known


Aug. 1 was the Mountain State’s first official Organ Donor Day, an awareness effort spearheaded by the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. The reason for choosing such a date? It is a reminder of the 8 lives that can be saved by a single person’s decision to become an organ donor — ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down


UP: To news that Downtown PKB has received funding for another arts project, this time $10,000 for the GoodSpace initiative for the murals at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg and the Parkersburg Art Center. It is the first time the organization has been awarded a competitive national grant. “I ...

Education: Wood County Schools setting a good example


School may have been out for the summer, but that does not mean Wood County Schools stopped educating local students. In fact, based on the reaction after a tour by state officials, Wood County Schools may be doing a better job at that than most in the state. West Virginia Department of ...

Gold medal for strength

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Gymnast Simon Biles’ decision to withdraw from Olympic competition last week revealed a lot about many people’s stunted growth in terms of understanding the importance of a person —any person — treating his or her mental health as just as important as other aspects of their physical ...