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Safety Day

March 18, 2015 It is not always easy to teach kids how to conduct themselves safely in this ever-changing world of our. more »»


March 17, 2015 Thursday will mark the beginning of an opportunity for local residents to show their support for the arts and art education, as Artsbridge kicks off its annual United Arts Fund Campaign. more »»


March 16, 2015 Between 2008 and 2013, the number of Ohioans claiming Social Security disability benefits has increased by 28 percent — the third highest growth rate in the country. more »»


March 15, 2015 West Virginia’s kids are surrounded by influences that can make it difficult for them to resist the temptation to begin smoking. more »»

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March 14, 2015 UP: To Sistersville Tank Works, for its groundbreaking at a new site in the Pleasants County Industrial Center. more »»


March 13, 2015 West Virginia University-Parkersburg offers students a value not found in many other schools around the stat. more »»

Food Bank

March 12, 2015 At first glance, the news of a crisis at Mountaineer Food Bank in Braxton County may not seem as though it matter much to people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»


March 11, 2015 Drivers may well roll their eyes at the many awareness campaigns intended to make West Virginia roads safer, such as “Click It or Ticket,” and “Turn it off. Put it dow. more »»

Sak Pak

March 10, 2015 Students at Mineral Wells Elementary School — 130 of them, in fact — are being cared for by their community in a way that extends beyond traditional school hours. more »»

Police Training

March 9, 2015 Ohio lawmakers should pay close attention to the findings of an advisory group created by Attorney General Mike DeWine to examine possible changes to the way the state trains police officers. more »»

True Threats

March 8, 2015 Naysayers are criticizing West Virginia’s lawmakers for revisiting regulations regarding aboveground storage tanks, which were hastily put in place after last year’s chemical leak, which affected... more »»

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March 7, 2015 UP: To the road and utility workers who did their best to keep on top of treacherous road conditions and power outages as the Mid-Ohio Valley was walloped (again) this week by a winter storm. more »»

Runaway Agenda

March 6, 2015 When the Environmental Protection Agency was created, it was intended to have the power to address clear, pressing environmental issues — and, therefore, was allowed by Congress to implement its own... more »»

Road Work

March 5, 2015 Once upon a time, drivers told stories about road trips on which they were able to tell when they had crossed the border into West Virginia based on road conditions, rather than looking at signs. more »»


March 4, 2015 As local officials recounted what they had learned from a January trip to Minot, N.D. more »»


March 3, 2015 Though we should all be mindful of the words we use, all the time, tomorrow is Spread the Word to Stop the Word Day, as part of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. more »»


March 2, 2015 Though winter still has us firmly in its grasp, it is not too early to begin thinking about all the good food that will be produced on local farms this spring and summer. more »»

Smoking Exemption

March 1, 2015 As West Virginia lawmakers take up a bill that would give greater leeway for organizations and businesses to work around county indoor air quality laws, it is worth reminding the state’s county... more »»

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February 28, 2015 UP: To St. Marys resident Jennifer Perry whose photograph was among the seven winners in the West Virginia Division of Tourism’s “You Remind Me of West Virginia” photo contest. more »»

Fund Drive

February 27, 2015 When someone broke in to steal the cash register, checks and cash at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley earlier this month, it could have been quite a blow to the animal shelte. more »»



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