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MOV Parent: Lessons for a new school year

School has been in session for several weeks and with a whole adjustment for not only the students but for the entire family. As we send our children to school for another year, we as parents must do our homework and instruct our children before they enter school whether they are grade school, ...

Reporter’s Notebook: No good deed…

As the saying goes, “no good deed goes unpunished.” A recent good deed has turned into an internet meme in a way that I don’t think makes West Virginia look good. A picture of several coal miners pushing an electric car that went dead on a coal access road near Corridor H in Tucker ...

Disturbing chain of events

Last weekend I was at a very public event — outdoors, large crowd, families enjoying themselves on a beautiful Labor Day weekend afternoon — when I noticed some of the volunteers working with the event start gathering and whispering nervously, as though they were trying to figure out how to ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: Easy to ignore big picture

A man opens a newspaper and reads the headline: “Climate endgame: Risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored.’” He reads a paragraph into the story before folding the paper and skipping to the next article below the fold. “Scientists Say It’s ‘Fatally Foolish’ To Not ...

Op-ed: Get healthy, be prepared

If you did not know, September is National Preparedness Month. This year, we at the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department have the theme of “A Healthy Community is a Prepared Community,” which is also the focus of our Community Health division of the health department. We believe the best thing ...

Look Back: Schools in need of resources

(Editor’s note: This is a reproduction of historical newspaper excerpts, and includes language that is understood to be outdated and would not appear in print today.) *** Volcano Volcano has an excellent public school, over 100 scholars attending. It is a graded school. Miss Mary Tavenner ...