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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 »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 »»

Candidates

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 »»

Closing

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 »»

Education

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 »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 »»

Wasteful

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 »»

Coal

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 »»

Distractions

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 »»

Legacy

June 1, 2015 The Bernard McDonough Foundation is a vital part of the support network for the nonprofit community in both West Virginia and Ohio. And for 10 years, Robert Stephens served as its president. more »»

Threats

May 31, 2015 Two students at Marietta High School are facing some serious consequences after an incident last week in which verbal threats against the school were allegedly made. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 30, 2015 UP: To Jackson Middle School student Marilyn Santo of Vienna who advanced to the third round in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, in National Harbor, Md. more »»

Public Transit

May 29, 2015 A debate in Ohio is highlighting two problems: one, the pitiful level of funds available for public transportation in the state; but, two, the apparently bottomless fund for studies and reports. Go. more »»

 
 
 

 

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