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December 17, 2015 “Do what’s right and best.” “Make Parkersburg better. more »»


December 16, 2015 Bravo, to Saudi Arabia and the 33 other predominantly Muslim nations forming a coalition to fight terrorism. U.. more »»


December 15, 2015 West Virginia got another piece of good news about its fight to keep kids from picking up the habits that are killing far too many Mountain State adults. more »»


December 14, 2015 When the U.S. more »»


December 13, 2015 Officials in Ohio are looking for better ways to fight the drug epidemic that has washed over that state, to. more »»

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December 12, 2015 UP: To the awarding of Parkersburg Area Community Foundation grants to 33 local organizations. more »»


December 11, 2015 Sometimes young people are doing a better job facing real-life challenges than adults realize. more »»


December 10, 2015 As Latrobe Street Mission Executive Director Steve Clay and his wife, Director of Financial Services Sandy Clay, make their introductions to the community, they appear to be brimming with new ideas... more »»

Health Rank

December 9, 2015 West Virginia is regularly placed at the bottom of reports and studies analyzing the overall health of its citizens. more »»


December 8, 2015 When the president of the United States times a speech to catch Sunday night football viewers, and appears in his family-photo-scattered Oval Office with a special message for the American people, i... more »»


December 7, 2015 Economic recovery from the Great Recession continues to leave more and more parts of the country behind, as an analysis of U.S. Census data by The Columbus Dispatch shows. more »»

City Council

December 6, 2015 Whether you believe Parkersburg City Councilwoman Nancy Wilcox’s complaint against four other members of council was “a frivolous lawsuit ... more »»

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December 5, 2015 UP: To award winners honored during this week’s annual Dinner and Awards Banquet for the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valle. more »»


December 4, 2015 “I’ll take a bullet before you. That’s for ... sure.” Those words came from a police officer in San Bernardino, Cali. more »»


December 3, 2015 In the vicious cycle of economic struggle that has gripped West Virginia, one casualty has been the willingness — or ability — to help those most in need, according to the 2015 State of Philanthropy... more »»


December 2, 2015 When federal officials consider new regulations regarding prescription drugs, one wonders whether they take even a cursory look at how those laws might affect those living in the real worl. more »»

Oil and Gas

December 1, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley residents are learning lessons in patience, as hoped-for economic prosperity at the hands of the oil and natural gas industries has been slow to materializ. more »»

Toys for Tots

November 30, 2015 Children need food, shelter, clothing, and love. At this time of year, many charitable organizations rightly focus on providing as much of that to children in need as possible. more »»


November 29, 2015 Back around the time California Gov. Jerry Brown was picking up the nickname “Governor Moonbeam,” he ran into confusion about where his ideas as an environmentalist meshed with hard scienc. more »»

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November 28, 2015 UP: To those of you shopping small today. more »»



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