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Look Back: Parkersburg seeks market house

A Market House We seriously and earnestly ask our City Council if they are not imposing upon our citizens in neglecting their business by not providing a suitable ordinance and market house for our city. It is a sin and shame that our people, and the people of the country around us are ...

Proudly celebrate America

“HAPPY FORTH OF JULY.” Sunday as we celebrate America’s Independence Day, we need to stop and think who we are and where we are headed as a country, where we stand, how important we are to the rest of the world and be very cautious of the path our country is on at the present ...

New thrills to chill summer months

Thrillers this summer can be domestic noir, science fiction and so much more! A family vacation ends in death and suspicion in this new thriller “The Fiancee” by Kate White. Summer travels to her in-laws estate with her husband, Gabe, and his nine-year-old son to visit with his parents ...

Why the United States is great

America is unique in the world. This nation has been able to accomplish the incredible. To win our independence we had to defeat England, the most powerful nation on earth in 1776. The number of ships, planes and tanks we manufactured after we entered World War II in 1941 was amazing. We put ...

Downtown PKB board member spotlight with Rachel Poling

Downtown PKB is made up of a 25 member board of directors, all dedicated to helping us meet the mission of our organization. Our board members all contribute their time and talents to help direct our organization. At the beginning of the year, we filled two seats that were left vacant. We are ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Predicting the unpredictable

As predicted, Democrats in the U.S. Senate did not have the 60 votes needed to even begin consideration of their massive voting, election regulation, and campaign finance overhaul. It was always predictable, but annoying nonetheless. Not because I supported the bill or opposed the bill, but ...