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Culture war battlegrounds

You know the accusation that protesters and crisis actors are ferried around the country to perform as the need changes? Doesn’t matter what the cause du jour, these folks are there to stir the pot. Well, it turns out that may be the case after all, though not for the liberal, progressive ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: Plug in, Mid-Ohio Valley

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the transportation sector is the #1 source of carbon pollution in the United States. At 29% in 2021, transportation now generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, every car company has production plans for electric ...

Look Back: Above the fire

Making of Mantels Among the very busiest places in the city are the workshops of the Parkersburg Mantel Company, at 210-212 Avery Street. This establishment is steadily operated the year round and gives employment to twelve skilled workmen, besides a number of helpers. The members of the firm ...

Share your talent

If you have a talent that you are proud of — you might consider sharing it with others. If you are blessed with a talent why not be unselfish and share it with others. SHARING is a very important word — for instance I went to see the production at the Actors Guild of “Murder On the Orient ...

It’s a small world

Shale Crescent USA facilitated a Zoom conference this week bringing together two companies we have been working with. This was an introductory call. What made it unique is we had 12 people on the call from the two companies in many different locations in the U.S., Europe and in Asia. Everyone ...

Backyard Gardener: Now is a good time to soil test

Hello Mid-Ohio Valley farmers and gardeners! Wow! Fall temperatures are here as highs are in the 60’s. It has been a while since the beginning of autumn has brought with it such cool temperatures. As we say goodbye to heat loving summer vegetables such tomatoes and sweet corn, we say hello to ...