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May 15, 2016 Teachers expected to help students meet high standards must be held to fairly high standards themselves. Good teachers are a combination of natural ability and skill and proper education and training. more »»

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May 14, 2016 UP: To participants in today’s Wood County Relay for Life at Parkersburg City Park. It is a bittersweet day for some; a day filled with hope, for others. more »»


May 13, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have one more incentive to QUICKLY sort out the state budget when they return to Charleston for a special session Monday. more »»


May 12, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there is always a shockwave near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

Tree Cities

May 11, 2016 Colder, soggy weather may have delayed the Arbor Day observance that eventually took place at the South Parkersburg branch of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library, but the addition of a... more »»


May 10, 2016 National media outlets have turned their attention to analyzing West Virginia’s woes on a number of front. more »»

Votes Matter

May 9, 2016 West Virginia voters who feel the big-ticket race on their ballots tomorrow is a foregone conclusion must remember there is still a great deal to be decided, and plenty of reason to head to the polls. more »»


May 8, 2016 Old habits die hard. more »»

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May 7, 2016 UP: To the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and donors who persevered through a day of computer glitches and slowdowns to finish this year’s Give Local MOV event with an estimated more than... more »»

Report Card

May 6, 2016 Many children anxiously await the arrival of report cards each grading period. more »»

Giving Back

May 5, 2016 May 14 will be a busy day in Parkersburg, as local residents will have plenty of opportunity to show their willingness to roll up their sleeves or lace up their sneakers for a cause. Beginning at 9 a. more »»


May 4, 2016 West Virginia is still among the states with higher rates of teen pregnancy, but West Virginia Bureau for Public Health officials gave some good news last week when they announced that, slowly but... more »»


May 3, 2016 It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign effort in southern West Virginia was a sign of bravery or delusion, but it certainly bolstered the impression that her presidency would be an... more »»

Social Media

May 2, 2016 Laremy Tunsil should provide a lesson for us all. Bad behavior has always had a way of catching up with people; but in the era of social media it can do so much more quickly and with greater effect. more »»


May 1, 2016 May brings many things to the Mountain State, and Division of Tourism officials are hoping it will bring motorcyclists as well. more »»

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April 30, 2016 UP: To news that Seventh Street in Parkersburg will receive a resurfacing, two years ahead of schedul. more »»


April 29, 2016 “This gets them out of the hands of thieves and out of the hands of children.” Maj. more »»


April 28, 2016 When state budget discussions lead to talk of cuts such as the ones experienced over the past couple of years in West Virginia, educators are justifiably worried about the effects on their classroom... more »»

Hard Time

April 27, 2016 While kids in Ohio and West Virginia face plenty of challenges we see everyday, here is one most people do not think about very often: parents in prison. more »»

Not McGraw

April 26, 2016 Many West Virginians have not made up their minds how to vote in the state Supreme Court race to be decided May 10, to judge by public opinion polls. more »»



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