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The Shaman’s Daughter finds comfort in spiritual beliefs

April 19, 2015 The trail of tears had claimed the lives of his mother, father, and his wife. All that was left in life for the Cherokee shaman was his little girl Willo. more »»

Welcome spring with recipes

April 19, 2015 Green (grass) is much prettier than brown (mud). And warmer weather is better than freezing temperatures. more »»

Get ready to barbecue

April 19, 2015 By AMY PHELPS It’s getting to be the time when people want to grill outdoors. more »»

Hummingbirds are coming

April 19, 2015 Spring migration is underway. Turkey vultures and killdeer have been back for weeks. I heard an eastern phoebe on March 12. more »»

Weaving a table runner: Part six — a missing string

April 19, 2015 Sometimes, despite all of the crafter’s best efforts, the smallest mistake can creep into a project and force the crafter to undo hours of work. more »»

Coffee Bar brimming with hope

April 18, 2015 Zak Huffman wants The Coffee Bar to become a home for community events in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Rivers offer no shortage of excitement

April 18, 2015 Little Kanawha Lazily swinging on the limpid waters of the Little Kanawha river, under the overhanging boughs of the willow trees that shade the shores of the historic stream, near Mattingly’s ferry... more »»

Kasich is a classic dark horse

April 13, 2015 One might think it would be self-evident that a national debt amounting to nearly $60,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States is the most critical challenge facing Americans. more »»

Taking care of each other

April 12, 2015 An astute reader advised me I made a mistake last week, in writing an editorial for Easter Sunday. I called the Rev. William Franklin Graham Jr. more »»

Human trafficking a crime that hits us all

April 12, 2015 Twenty million — that’s the estimated number of human trafficking victims worldwide. more »»

Building a downtown for millennials

April 12, 2015 I recently wrote about the millennial generation, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, and how we should consider developing a downtown that attracts these peopl. more »»

Mystery, history and more in new releases

April 12, 2015 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline tells a story of one man’s life unraveling in the face of an unknown sociopath in “Every Fifteen Minutes.” Dr. more »»

It’s time for ‘wrist flick syndrome’

April 12, 2015 If October’s shorter days and chilly temperatures cause “trigger itch” among hunters, blame April’s longer days and warmer temperatures for “wrist flick syndrome” among anglers. more »»

Family Literacy Night a hit

April 12, 2015 Beverly-Center Elementary School held its annual Family Literacy Night March 26. Originally planned to coincide with D. more »»

Open house to be held at church

April 12, 2015 Bingo 31 at South Elementary was Friday, April 10. Doors opened at 6 p.m. Games started at 7 p.m. Early bird tickets were $20 for a packet. Tickets at the door were $25. Food was available. more »»

Weaving a table runner: Part five — coffee mugs and string tension

April 12, 2015 By GRETCHEN RICHARDS Getting ready to weave something as simple as a table runner requires a lot of work. more »»

Find a use for dandelions

April 12, 2015 Did you have a glorious Easter? Here’s hoping you had lots of family time and joyful gatherings. more »»

Travelogue, food book all in one

April 12, 2015 “Cutthroat Kitchen” judge and food writer Simon Majumdar travels across America and eating all the way in “Fed, White and Blue. more »»

Ministry strengthens Pugh

April 11, 2015 Chip Pugh had been resisting the calling to become a minister. He enjoyed his job as director of athletic performance at Tennessee Tech University. more »»

Prostitution plagued Parkersburg

April 11, 2015 Dens of prostitution There are, as we are informed, a large number of such dens in our city. Complaints are made every day publicly. It is time our city was relieved of such pests. more »»



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