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Local columns

Tendency to use force is dangerous

It seems more than a thousand Ohio County parents are either public school officials or right-wing politicians. That’s how far the polarization has gone. What next? Do we start challenging each other to duels? It just won’t do. If we keep pushing each other away, we as a people — not ...

Women recognize Harris

“I am speaking.” Far calmer and more professional than “Will you shut up, man?” yet yielding some of the same criticism for Kamala Harris that the latter statement did for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden when he, too, searched for the right way to halt an interrupter in his ...

Look Back: One man brings Coca-Cola to the Mid-Ohio Valley

Coca-Cola plant here 50 years old; progressive pharmacist took a chance Fifty years ago [1902] Parkersburg was a small community of less than 20,000 persons and Court Square was the heart of the business district, and one of the most prominent businessmen was a progressive pharmacist by the ...

Op-ed: Take opportunity to take care of yourself this month

Women often put the needs of their loved ones before their own. That may be truer than ever this year, as mothers juggle working from home, virtual learning and child care along with the usual everyday responsibilities. As a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families ...

Do the next right thing

We finally got back on the high school soccer field this week and played our first games of the season. I was really excited for the boys. They have worked hard in preparation not knowing if they would get to play. We even had Senior Night to recognize our seniors. I have been teaching ...

Lunch made easy with new cookbook

Lunch can be the most difficult meal to make because everyone tends to be away from the house, so frozen food, fast food or plain sandwiches tend to be what gets made. In “Let’s Fix Lunch” by Kat Nouri, planet-friendly meals with delicious flavor are a feature. The book also includes ...