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April 26, 2016 Harriet Tubman was literally a freedom fighter. more »»

The liberal silent majority

April 26, 2016 A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on. more »»

Leave fairs, festivals alone

April 25, 2016 It probably will come as some surprise to people interested in the history and culture of black residents of our area that they are part of the problem in West Virginia. more »»

Lining up for adventures

April 24, 2016 Lines, lines, everywhere lines ... I know that’s not quite how the song goes, but that is what a few days last week felt like. It all started with the DMV. more »»

Police officers deserve respect

April 24, 2016 There are very few professions that demand the willingness to sacrifice one’s own life in order to protect the safety and security of others. more »»

Sweets for spring

April 24, 2016 Is it possible that we can really believe it is time to put away the heavy coats, sweaters and hats for a few months? Let’s hope so! It is to our own good mental health to embrace and enjoy each... more »»

How chicken wings became popular

April 24, 2016 I remember 50 years ago that chicken wings were found in the grocery store for ten cents a pound and now they have become one of the most gourmet appetizers and as expensive as the chicken breasts. more »»

Get dessert, dinner from one cookbook

April 24, 2016 Shelly Jaronsky offers both sweet and savory dishes from her blog in her new cookbook, “The Cookies & Cups Cookbook. more »»

Several brand new thrillers set to chill

April 24, 2016 There are several new young adult novels to try this April! First is a twisted tale of reality and fantasy in “Dreamers Often Lie” by Jacqueline West. more »»

Celebrating Earth Day

April 24, 2016 On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans launched the modern environmental movement. more »»

Downtown PKB shines with laughter

April 24, 2016 What do a black bear, Scar from the Lion King and a heart-to-heart with the football team have in common? They were all punchlines from Alingon Mitra last Saturday night as United Way Alliance hoste... more »»

Write Your Own Version

April 24, 2016 What version would you like? When I sought the simple task I just want to buy a Bible Is that too much to ask? Not too much to ask But it could be quite a chore There are so many versions Even in... more »»

Beverly-Center announces honor roll

April 24, 2016 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were named to the honor roll for the third nine weeks grading period: Kindergarten Super Skills: Abby Bishman, Brenna Fouss, Emily Knox, Cheyenne McKinney,... more »»

Marshall, WVU coaches to visit

April 23, 2016 Marshall University’s Wood County rally is moving from the alley to the river. more »»

Lubeck supplies food, politics

April 23, 2016 A trip around Parkersburg in Lubeck Township On the morning of the 14th (July 1871) we crossed the Kanawha bridge, passed through the village of Lockport(sic), a beautiful little town about one-half... more »»

W.Va. should be looking at Cruz

April 18, 2016 Normally, one question West Virginians have in mind before presidential elections is which candidate would be best for our state. It’s different this time around. more »»

Western star Lash LaRue: King of the Bullwhip

April 18, 2016 Over the course of the last 33 years, I have met many of the cowboy stars, heroines, villains and great stuntmen that were highlights of the 1930s, 40s and the demise of the B western in 1954, such... more »»

Paranormal performers continue gracing stages

April 18, 2016 Many people continually look for locations that are allegedly haunted. But, we do not have to look very far to find stories that could make some feel uneasy about entering a building. more »»

Choosing your watchdogs

April 17, 2016 Among the most important votes residents can cast are for seats on county school boards. more »»

Regs on flaring natural gas may backfire

April 17, 2016 The Obama administration’s clampdown against the flaring of natural gas from shale wells has been heralded by environmental groups because they say it will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. more »»



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