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Opinion

Beverly-Center Elementary School names first quarter honor roll

Local columns

These students were named to the honor roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Beverly-Center Elementary School: Kindergarten — Mastered 5 Super Skills: Kyndyl May Bauerbach, Summer Dixon, Edward Duskey, Annistyn Dyar, Brantley Erb, Daniel Evans, Brenley Henry, Audrey Kesselring, ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

UP: To Van Devender Middle School students Jordan Mayhew, Nate McPeak, Meredith Poole and Emily Winter for their accomplishments in completing the grade-level i-Ready programs in English and math. Eighth-grader Mayhew completed the math program, while eighth-grader Poole and seventh-grader ...

North Place celebrates birth

Local columns

A five-year anniversary and a new baby girl will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Friendship Kitchen, 31st Street and Emerson Avenue in Parkersburg. A “Birthday Par-tea” will celebrate the opening of North Place Maternity House in Parkersburg on Nov. 29, 2014. The public is invited ...

Look Back: Advertisements say it all

Local columns

Coal for Sale — Large lump coal. $3.95 per ton. Save money. Elba Coal Co. Phone 322R.; HOME of quality coal. Order today. Superior Coal Co. Phone 920. 2nd and Avery St. Houses for Rent — Eight room house at 1701 Washington Ave. Rent $50.00 month. Welch Real Estate, 310 ¢ Market ...

Life Through the Lens: The timeless trap of ‘too much’

Local columns

“O, it is excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.” *** Excess is the root of all evil. A quick google-search tells me I may be the first person to ever say that. Let’s go with that. Having too much of anything is a problem: too much money, ...

Support: Donated vehicles show importance of friends

Editorials

It’s good to have friends, and we here in West Virginia know we can usually count on our neighbors to be there for us in time of need. Recently, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department found out it had some very good friends who were willing to lend a hand. Road conditions in Calhoun ...

Road Fund: Legislators may need to discuss spending cuts

Editorials

State officials have begun planning to reduce spending out of West Virginia’s general revenue fund by $100 million this year because revenue is coming in slower than had been hoped. But what about the other major state budget, the State Road Fund? It is in even worse shape. At the end of ...

Prime Targets: Ransomeware attack should make us wary

Editorials

As Wood County Schools continues to go school-by-school, computer-by-computer checking and repairing machines affected by a ransomware attack last week, local residents are getting a first-hand look at the way terrorists and criminals have shifted tactics in recent years. In fact, more than ...

RISE: Hearings may be needed to uncover problems

Editorials

About a week ago, state officials announced the RISE West Virginia program had completed 75 homes for victims of the devastating June 2016 floods in southern counties. Unless enormous progress in RISE is recorded during the next couple of months, state legislators convening the regular annual ...

Veterans Day: We thank you for your service

Editorials

When Americans began observing Armistice Day, it was a way to honor the veterans of what they thought was “the war to end all wars,” World War I. All too quickly it became obvious there would be veterans of many more wars and military conflicts just as deserving of such a day of honor. So, ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Lessons from Kentucky

Local columns

Can we extrapolate any lessons for West Virginia from the recent elections in Kentucky? Yes and no. According to unofficial election results, incumbent Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin lost re-election to state Attorney General Andy Beshear in a close race. Beshear had 49.2 percent of the ...

Bob Murray is not the bad guy

Local columns

I like Bob Murray. I respect him, too, even though in today’s politically correct climate, he has three strikes against him. He’s an old white male who runs a coal company and has supported Donald Trump. Last week, his Murray Energy Corp. sought and received Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...

Resources: CDC study could make a huge difference

Editorials

Should one need further proof that the federal government and its bureaucracy are dangerously behind and out-of-touch with reality, take a look at the “revelation” presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. It turns out, childhood trauma — or Adverse ...

Bullying is learned behavior

Local columns

Despite paying lip service to the effort against bullying, too many in positions of authority — from parents all the way up to some of the highest elected positions in the land — are part of the problem, rather than the solution. Just as adults see celebrities and politicians viciously ...

Op-ed: Learn about lung cancer prevention, screening

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As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I want to share the following information as we observe National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s no secret that lung cancer is deadly. It’s the second most commonly diagnosed ...

Treasure our history

Letters to the editor

I would like to express my pleasure upon visiting the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park during the month of October. My compliments to all the volunteers and employees for their outstanding dedication in promoting and preserving this great asset in our community. I had the opportunity ...

Goodbye to Long Tom

Letters to the editor

It saddens me to learn that “Long Tom” is being traded for a slice of land big enough to hold a row of picnic tables. He is being removed from his home of a hundred years to go back to Boreman where he spent 22 years and was abandoned. According to The Parkersburg News dated Oct. 20, ...

Beef recipes for your slow cooker

Local columns

I am continuing on the slow cooker theme again this week as I said I would do in last week’s article specializing on cooking beef. As we get closer to the holiday season, we can probably use the slow cooker much more often to prepare dinners so we will have even more time to prepare cookies ...

Greek, French cooking at home with cookbooks

Local columns

There are two new books that bring regional cooking to home cooks. Break out your slow cooker with Eleni Vonissakou’s “The Greek Slow Cooker.” The creator of The Foodie Corner, a blog with recipes in both Greek and English, Vonissakou brings her food straight from Athens to the ...

We can’t do it alone

Local columns

When I write one of these articles, I try to look at you, the reader, and decide what I could say or share that would make your life a little better. Last week’s article was a little different. I wrote that article for you but also for me. I needed to listen to some of my own words. I was ...