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Competition for tax revenue stiff

June 22, 2015 How many board of education members and county commissioners do you suppose have called their local legislators already, with just four words: “Don’t even think it?” My guess would be dozens. more »»

Killing 'Jaws' won’t help

June 21, 2015 It’s just the sort of luck I have that, as I plan a short beach vacation, shark bites start to make national news. I have a few phobias, but sharks are not among them. more »»

Downtown needs our involvement

June 21, 2015 This will be the last article I write about downtown Parkersburg and its needs. more »»

Celebrate dads with dessert

June 21, 2015 Happy Father’s Day! I hope you have been properly honored today as a good father should be. It is a big responsibility being a father. more »»

Icebox cakes for summer

June 21, 2015 Summer is the perfect time for an ice box cake, a cake that uses cookies, whipped cream and pudding, and then transforms overnight in the refrigerator. more »»

Books to take with you on vacation

June 21, 2015 There’s still time to grab a book and head out on vacation! For mystery fans, a new book in the New York Times bestselling series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown starring Mary Minor “Harry”... more »»

Pennsville VFD to meet Monday at fire house

June 21, 2015 Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Jue 22 at the fire house. The Church of Christ will be holding a Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 1. more »»

Everyone's favorite turtle

June 21, 2015 Everyone loves box turtles. They are wild, colorful, and familiar. But nature is unkind to them. Box turtles reproduce slowly, so it’s difficult for populations to grow. more »»

Safetytown comes to end

June 21, 2015 “The cars!” “Snacks!” “Movies!” Ask the Safety Towners what they liked best about this year’s Muskingum Valley Safety Town and those are the answers you’ll most likely get. more »»

Officers flex their muscles

June 20, 2015 A chain gang! We desire to call the attention of our Town Council to the importance of establishing a Chain Gang, for the benefit of the miserable loafers who are daily prowling around our streets. more »»

Cole has a statewide network

June 15, 2015 State Senate President Bill Cole’s biggest challenge in his bid to become governor of West Virginia is that many voters have never heard of him. more »»

Train tunnel accident yields audio evidence

June 15, 2015 There are so many places one can go to explore for the unknown. But one particular kind of place that some of us like to visit are abandoned train tunnels. more »»

We're all on the same team

June 14, 2015 Someone once told me, in the midst of an argument, “You know, your problem is you’d rather be right than reasonable!” At the time, I had no idea what that meant. more »»

Summer is wonderful for berries

June 14, 2015 The strawberries are almost gone here on the hill, but the raspberries are just starting and the blackberries are forming the green buds that will be, hopefully, big, juicy berries. more »»

Bullfrogs signal the beginning of summer

June 14, 2015 Camp near or drive by a farm pond or lake on a summer evening, and you’re likely to hear two distinctive sounds. more »»

For Those Who Wish to be Kings

June 14, 2015 Juggling, backflips and sleight of hand…the court jester had depleted his repertoire of tricks. The king smiled…a happy king in a rich kingdom. more »»

Summer reading has flavorful twists

June 14, 2015 A woman returns home to work her sugary magic in “The Cake Therapist” by Judith Fertig. more »»

Quick-flip cook book is easy to use

June 14, 2015 A quick-flip book serves to give a series of recipes to be used in the microwave with “A Microwave, A Mug, A Meal” by Amy Sherman with illustrations by Nate Padavick. more »»

Weaving a table runner: part 11 — Off the loom

June 14, 2015 There is one event that every weaver is familiar with, but each hopes will not happen in the middle of a project: running out of weft thread. more »»

Thinking about Flag Day

June 14, 2015 Today is Flag Day. I came across this piece recently. It is attributed to and based upon an article written by Colonel Daniel K. Cedusky, USAF, Retired. more »»



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