Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport’s highest number of enplanements in two years, last month. “We’re really starting to see things take off,” said Airport Manager Glen Kelly. There are still goals to surpass, but good decision-making and solid management appears to have set the airport well on its way to achieving them.

UP: To officials making Doddridge County Parks a draw for both local residents and visitors. Renovations seem to be focused on using money wisely to provide the kind of outdoor recreation that will keep local families busy all summer, but also attract new folks to the area. “This is the only thing we have in Doddridge County,” said Shauntell Yerky, who had brought her daughter to the park for the day, recently. “I think it really gives back to the kids.” Bravo to those who have done their best to do so.

UP: To a West Virginia Tourism Office collaboration with the West Virginia Trucking Association to spread the message about Almost Heaven throughout the country. Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby has never needed any outside encouragement to think outside the box when it comes to promoting the wonders of our beautiful state, and she is to be commended for continuing to bring those ideas to fruition in a way that will help travelers from all over think of the Mountain State as a place to vacation and explore.