Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To Parkersburg Development Director nominee Ryan Barber. In Mayor Tom Joyce’s recommendation that City Council confirm the nomination, he said “His background and performance demonstrate his qualifications and motivation for this important position, and I am confident his confirmation will prove an asset to the city and our community at large.”

UP: To Yuan Uy, a Parkersburg High School junior who is also the Boys and Girls Club of America’s West Virginia Youth of the Year. This young man has tackled challenges from which most adults would run. And, speaking of community development, he would like to study city planning, business and/or political science so he can make a difference in addressing problem such as poverty and hunger.

UP: To young people who last week took part in National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation. The event and its accompanying pajama drive, the Biggest Pajama Party, help collect new two-piece pajamas and gift cards for pizza delivery to be distributed to pediatric patients on extended hospital stays and isolated/homebound families who care for a critically ill child.


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