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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 »»


April 25, 2016 Beginning at 4 p.m. today, residents will have the chance to see all the Belpre-area business community has to offer, at the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. St. more »»


April 24, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have been working hard over the past couple of years to mitigate the damage done to our state’s economy by the assault on the industries that have supported our state for... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 23, 2016 DOWN: To both West Virginia and southeastern Ohio being in the zone for mosquitos that may carry the Zika virus. more »»


April 22, 2016 Though the U.S. more »»


April 21, 2016 West Virginia parents who have either bought in to outrageously misleading anti-vaccine propaganda, or are simply too lazy to keep their children up to date on necessary immunizations are putting th... more »»


April 20, 2016 West Virginians sometimes forget how much we have to offer visitors. more »»


April 19, 2016 Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of “safe spaces” on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academia. more »»


April 18, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. more »»

Wage Gap

April 17, 2016 In West Virginia, nearly 84,000 households are headed by women — 36 percent of those households fall below the poverty line. more »»

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April 16, 2016 UP: To new Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews. Congratulations on earning the trust that you will, indeed, serve the department and the people of Parkersburg to the highest standards. more »»


April 15, 2016 West Virginians are running out of time to do two things: file tax returns and register to vote. more »»


April 14, 2016 Censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) — nearly everyone agrees are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortabl. more »»

EPA Report

April 13, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»


April 12, 2016 Nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley are experts at running on a shoestring. Fundraising season is year-round, as there always seems to be a little more need than mone. more »»


April 11, 2016 When former U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV walked away from public service in West Virginia in early 2015, he knew the political tide had turned in the Mountain State. more »»

Trust Issues

April 10, 2016 Wood County Schools officials have tried to be very clear that every scenario listed as part of discussions on the proposed facilities bond is simply an idea at this point — one of several... more »»

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April 9, 2016 UP: To the number of people who visited Marietta and the rest of the Mid-Ohio Valley as part of events surrounding Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address this wee. more »»


April 8, 2016 Most West Virginians realize last year was a particularly rough one for our economy. more »»


April 7, 2016 Had there been any doubt President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been directed to target the folks in a particular region of the country, it should have been eliminated by news... more »»



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