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June 21, 2015 Congratulations are in order for new Mayor Jimmy Colombo, as he was able to garner seven of a possible eight votes from Parkersburg City Council members last week to fill the remaining 18 months of... more »»

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June 20, 2015 UP: To all the fathers we will celebrate on Sunda. more »»

Drug Abuse

June 19, 2015 Montani semper liberi — Mountaineers are always free, or, at least, that is what we tell ourselves. more »»

Bad Call

June 18, 2015 Ohio missed out on an enormous financial opportunity when a proposed tax increase on oil and natural gas drilling companies did not make the cut for the state’s two-year budget. Though Gov. more »»

Gun Safety

June 17, 2015 While the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms, it does not guarantee the right to do so irresponsibly. more »»

River Sweep

June 16, 2015 From Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., next week, groups of volunteers will be cleaning up the banks of the Ohio River, and its tributaries, as part of the annual Ohio River Swee. more »»

Budget Cuts

June 15, 2015 Budget cuts are felt in a variety of ways, but their effects are not always measurable in a way that hits home quite like the results of a one-day snapshot of domestic violence services did in West... more »»

Flag Day

June 14, 2015 Today is one of those holidays many Americans give only a passing thought when they are reminded it is both Flag Day and the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Arm. more »»

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June 13, 2015 DOWN: To the confusion resulting from the use of methods that are not normal procedure, which means it is possible Parkersburg city government could be short nearly $1 million compared with what was... more »»

ATV Safety

June 12, 2015 West Virginians have a reputation for a bit of a reckless nature, which has led joke-makers in other parts of the country to suggest a Mountaineer’s last words are likely to be “Hey, y’all, watch... more »»

BOE Agenda

June 11, 2015 When Wood County Board of Education President John Marlow objects to an addendum the administration included with copies of the regular agenda to a meeting, one might expect he would then exercise... more »»


June 10, 2015 Wood County’s Democratic Party Executive Committee has a difficult task on its hands. On Thursday, members must choose three candidates from which Parkersburg City Council will choose our new mayo. more »»


June 9, 2015 American Electric Power’s Muskingum River Plant is winding down, and as it does, the consequences of the war on coal and affordable electricity are more visible than the folks in Washington, D.C. more »»


June 8, 2015 West Virginia public schools do not always compare well with those in other states, when ranked based on one piece of data or anothe. more »»

In Need

June 7, 2015 When an organization announces it is short of funding, maybe, even, in need of help, it is natural to ask whether that organization is deserving of the money donors might consider givin. more »»

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June 6, 2015 UP: To the folks at Broughton Foods, who named the Armory Square Inc. restoration project as the recipient of its annual ice cream social this year. more »»


June 5, 2015 Most of us who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulations. more »»

Moving On

June 4, 2015 After months of very public drama that has been slowly chipping away at the image of the city of Parkersburg, Bob Newell finally made the right decision Wednesday and announced his retirement from... more »»


June 3, 2015 According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest crowing, its proposed Clean Power Plan would cut carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 1,500 million metric tons per year by 2025. more »»


June 2, 2015 Those in Marietta who have been ignoring laws banning the use of hand-held devices while driving may be in for a shock as the police department intends to increase enforcement of those laws. more »»



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