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Local columns

Op-ed: Up to us to move forward

As West Virginians, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity before us. The bipartisan infrastructure bill President Biden signed into law includes tens of billions in funding for cleantech investments, and the reconciliation bill, if passed, would further build upon these efforts. Taken ...

Washington must champion health policies that support medical innovation

Nowadays, it is easy to feel like the news is filled with partisan issues that only matter in Washington. However, many of these issues have very real consequences for people across the country — regardless of beliefs or background. President Biden’s Build Back Better plan is the latest ...

Making smiles for Christmas

If you are preparing your holiday shopping budget and eagerly awaiting the deals that will fill the News and Sentinel and Marietta Times this week in anticipation of Black Friday, consider adding another line or two to your list. Children across the Mid-Ohio Valley are struggling, and might ...

Op-ed: Infrastructure bill best for all West Virginians

Across the Mountain State, we are in desperate need of infrastructure investments. More than 3,200 miles of highway and 1,545 bridges are in poor condition. At least 258,000 West Virginians have no broadband access. Thirty-two percent of trains and transit vehicles are beyond their useful ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: Resetting Earth’s thermostat

As I am writing this, more than 190 world leaders and tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses, and citizens are gathering in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th Global Climate Summit, COP26. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, they were to be working on reaching agreements, ...

Look Back: Locks, dams change look of Ohio River

Dam No. 18 The preliminary work on dam No. 18, the new government dam to be constructed in the Ohio is underway. The location of this dam is near the head of Vienna [Neale’s] Island, extending from the S.S. Stone farm to Constitution [Ohio]. It will be a movable dam, similar to the Davis ...