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May 14, 2015 This week, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law a couple of bills meant to promote tourism in the Mountain State. more »»

Police Week

May 13, 2015 National Police Week gives us the opportunity each year to remember the service given to our communities by members of law enforcement. more »»


May 12, 2015 Federal efforts against the coal industry and affordable electricity are having an effect that has caught the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcemen... more »»


May 11, 2015 Lawmakers in West Virginia will not have very long to celebrate their success in balancing the budget for the fiscal year that will end June 30. more »»


May 10, 2015 “In my mind, it’s not a battle for either side, worth fighting,” said City Attorney Joe Santer, regarding the audit for which Parkersburg City Council allocated funds, and Mayor Bob Newell vetoed... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 9, 2015 UP: To officials at Parkersburg High School, whose quick actions not only put out a fire in an elevator shaft and kept it from spreading, but also quickly tracked down two juvenile suspects who are... more »»

Cleanup Day

May 8, 2015 Many in the Mid-Ohio Valley have spent recent weekends doing some spring cleaning in their own homes. Tomorrow will present an opportunity to do some freshening up across the streets of Parkersburg. more »»

Red Flags

May 7, 2015 Wood County Airport Authority President Bill Richardson was correct to focus on the positive when he commended Silver Airways for its improved performance in recent weeks. more »»


May 6, 2015 Local kids have, for many years, been able to participate in a program that yields benefits for them — and the rest of us. The annual Samuel R. more »»


May 5, 2015 As spring starts to feel a little more like summer, excitement is building for another season at the Point Park Marketplace, where there are still opportunities for local farmers and artisans to... more »»


May 4, 2015 For many of us, talk of drug abuse in Appalachia conjures images of meth labs and oxycontin bottles. more »»

Public Health

May 3, 2015 During a meeting of the state’s new Public Health Impact Task Force last week, officials were looking for a way to redefine the mission of “public health in West Virginia.” But as Dr. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 2, 2015 To Pope Francis, who said last week the disparity in earnings between men and women is “pure scandal,” as he asked “Why is it a given that women must earn less than men? No! They have the same right... more »»


May 1, 2015 Remember the last time you had to roll up your car windows because you were driving through a Mid-Ohio Valley town where the air was so polluted it brought tears to your eyes? Neither do we. more »»


April 30, 2015 When West Virginia’s Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification set a May 21 deadline for the Punnamma Memorial Rehab Clinic to close, director Jolynn Marra made something clear. more »»

Japan Trip

April 29, 2015 Local officials who travel to Japan next month will be building on a relationship begun 25 years ago when the West Virginia Department of Commerce opened an office in Nagoya that has since... more »»

Idle Hands

April 28, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has said he chose to remain in Washington, D.C., because he can better serve the people of West Virginia by serving in Congres. more »»

Mine Safety

April 27, 2015 Laws put in place to protect our coal miners do little good without full enforcement. more »»


April 26, 2015 For seven years now, President Barack Obama has annually broken a promise. In 2008, while able to say whatever he thought would garner the most votes, Obama pledged to recognize the slaughter of 1. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 25, 2015 UP: To the arrival of the steel that will help replace the press box and existing seating at Erickson All Sports Facility. Rick Bush, chairman of the Erickson All Sports Facility Development Corp. more »»



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