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July 23, 2015 When storms slammed the Mid-Ohio Valley earlier this month, the kind-hearted community members who so often step in to help others did so once again, and quickly. more »»


July 22, 2015 Newly released numbers from the 2015 Kids Count Data Book should have West Virginians scrambling for solutions. more »»

Natural Gas

July 21, 2015 Those whose hopes have risen and fallen on the idea that a natural gas industry boom was this close to delivering a major boost to the Mid-Ohio Valley economy are likely beginning to ask themselves... more »»


July 20, 2015 While federal officials hem and haw about the labels that should be applied to the tragedy in Chattanooga, Ten. more »»


July 19, 2015 Congratulations to Eric Jiles, who has been chosen to take over the post of Parkersburg finance director beginning in Augus. more »»

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July 18, 2015 UP: To members of Parkersburg’s Urban Renewal Authority and Development Director Rickie Yeager for quickly finding a way to stop $170,000 in grant funding from returning to the U.S. more »»


July 17, 2015 There will be plenty of real calls for help during the coming days and weeks, as local residents try to clean up from storms and flooding that put Wood County in a state of emergency. more »»


July 16, 2015 When someone from out-of-town asks for a restaurant recommendation, do you point them toward one of the many locally owned establishments our region has to offer? The West Virginia Division of... more »»


July 15, 2015 As the stream in Mineral Wells spilled out of its banks Sunday, a driver found herself stranded by the rapidly rising water. more »»


July 13, 2015 Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and studied by the Tax Foundation, show money goes a little further in West Virginia and Ohio than it does in most of the rest of the country. more »»


July 12, 2015 West Virginians concerned about the future of education in our state have an opportunity — and an obligation, really — to do something about it, as the Department of Education and West Virginia... more »»

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July 11, 2015 UP To Parkersburg Police officers for their hard work in putting an end to a series of break-ins in the area. more »»


July 10, 2015 Wood County residents who live outside Parkersburg city limits should take advantage of an opportunity to sign a petition that would bring an important, annual, reliable funding source to volunteer... more »»

Drug Abuse

July 9, 2015 Figures from the first six months of the year appear to show a bit of a victory in West Virginia’s fight against drug abuse. more »»

Aaron Read

July 8, 2015 Former Parkersburg City Councilman Aaron Read has made an important decision about how to best serve his constituents by stepping down from council in favor of serving his country overseas. more »»

Food Funds

July 7, 2015 Local folks involved in farmers markets, community garden projects and food banks should take a look at the request for applications from the federal Local Foods, Local Places program. U.S. more »»


July 6, 2015 Ohio lawmakers did little to refute criticism from those who view the Buckeye State’s legislation of charter schools as a bit of a joke, when House members simply headed home and decided to wait... more »»


July 5, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers made strides this year in addressing the climate that has led national publications to label the state a “judicial hellhole.” The road ahead is still a long one. more »»

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July 4, 2015 UP: To this great country, and the Founding Fathers who were brave enough to sign and deliver our Declaration of Independence from an oppressive monarchy. more »»


July 3, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Highway Safety Program representative Toni Tiano issued an important reminder this week, as she warned drivers about the expected crackdown on drunk driving over the July 4... more »»



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