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February 15, 2016 Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp and city officials appear to be taking a better-safe-than-sorry approach to the possibility of slightly elevated C8 levels in parts of the Vienna water supply. more »»


February 14, 2016 Parkersburg City Attorney Joe Santer could not have summed up the situation any better when he said a good idea is “dying on the vine” if council members let another plan to improve the Point Park... more »»

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February 13, 2016 UP: To the Vasan Family, for creation of a $10,000 scholarship for Parkersburg High School seniors. Dr. more »»


February 12, 2016 Congratulations to Lindsey Kerr on her appointment as economic development specialist for the Area Roundtable and Wood County Development Authorit. more »»


February 11, 2016 U.S. Supreme Court Justices sent a clear message to President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency this week: Executive overreach will not go unchallenged. more »»


February 10, 2016 Mid-Ohio Valley residents are blessed to know there are heroes among us — though there are many kinds of heroes. more »»


February 9, 2016 It is tempting to look for rays of hope in data that show West Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last yea. more »»


February 8, 2016 Last week, State Sen. Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, said one of the biggest challenges facing our state is workforce participation — we do not have a skilled, trained, sober workforce. more »»


February 7, 2016 No one argues that more people have health insurance in West Virginia than ever before; and the change can be marked with the implementation of Obamacar. more »»

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February 6, 2016 UP: To I Love Reading Week at Criss Elementary School, in which students, parents and teachers will work together in events designed to promote books and reading, as well as cross-curricular... more »»


February 5, 2016 A local agency is serving as a potential model for the rest of the state, as economic strategists begin to take to heart suggestions from Drema Mace, executive director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health... more »»


February 4, 2016 Report after report has shown pre-kindergarten education goes a long way toward improving the next 13 years of public schooling for children — particularly those whose parents may not have the... more »»


February 3, 2016 Iowa’s moment in the political spotlight has passed; and the results of Monday’s caucuses are being analyzed by political camps across the country. more »»


February 2, 2016 West Virginia University and Marshall University have felt the pinch along with many other state-funded entities as Gov. more »»

Waste Report

February 1, 2016 Two nonprofit organizations, the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy and Taxpayers Protection Alliance, have compiled a report they say exposes $330 million in wasteful spending on the part... more »»

John Lee

January 31, 2016 It is difficult to measure the enormous good John Lee did for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Much of the credit for the vibrant theater we enjoy today falls to him. more »»

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January 30, 2016 UP: To Wood County Assessor Rich Shaffer, as he reflects on winding down a 25-year career in the assessor’s office. more »»


January 29, 2016 New America’s Education Policy Program study of children’s literacy across the country has determined West Virginia is doing better than just about anyone else at developing kids’ reading skills. more »»


January 28, 2016 Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo called on members of city council to respect each other “a little bit more,” as he outlined the state of the city this week. more »»


January 27, 2016 When voters approved a levy to fund a new south Parkersburg Library, it was a clear sign of what is still important to local residents — access for everyone to information, literature and programmin... more »»



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