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April 20, 2015 Social workers gathered in West Virginia last week noted schools play a pivotal role in reducing the number of young people incarcerated — with truancy prevention being only part of the solution. more »»

Fill the Boot

April 19, 2015 Local residents might want to throw a little extra loose change, or bills, into their cars this week, in anticipation of the Fill the Boot fundraiser Thursday. more »»

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April 18, 2015 DOWN: To reports indicating there is an increase in abuse and neglect cases in Wood County — attributed in part to increases in drug abus. more »»


April 17, 2015 Bad news about taxes for West Virginians and Ohioans came out this week, but it is not the fault of local and state officials. more »»


April 16, 2015 No one can dispute the degree to which folks in the Mid-Ohio Valley give of themselves when the call is mad. more »»


April 15, 2015 Only five states do a worse job of giving taxpayers a return on their investment than West Virginia, according to a recent WalletHub report. more »»


April 14, 2015 West Virginia’s standing has slipped a bit in terms of the Rich States, Poor States Index from the American Legislative Exchange Council — falling from No. 30 after 2013, to No. 36 after 2014. more »»

Climate Change

April 13, 2015 True proponents of quality public education should be thrilled with the latest decision by the West Virginia Board of Education to allow classroom debate on the issue of climate chang. more »»


April 12, 2015 It seems as though we should not need a special day set aside to remind us, but investment in infrastructure and improved transportation are vital not just to the U.S., but to West Virginia. When Sen. more »»

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April 11, 2015 UP: To 1995 Parkersburg High School graduate Jamie Phillips Ford, for bringing the Robots and Ratios workshop to TREK teachers at Jefferson Elementary Center. more »»


April 10, 2015 Boom and bust cycles have affected the Mid-Ohio Valley for generations. more »»

Tree City

April 9, 2015 Williamstown officials and residents should be congratulated for more than three decades of dedication to remaining a Tree City U.S.A. more »»


April 8, 2015 With the exception of Hollywood special effects, video recordings generally do not lie, and have become an important tool for most law enforcement agencies across the country. more »»

Tax Filing

April 7, 2015 Tax day is just more than a week away. With that impending deadline comes a rush of predators ready to take advantage of the mass of personal information scattered everywhere during filing season. more »»

Handle With Care

April 6, 2015 Children are among the most fragile members of society, but too often are forced to deal with very adult situations they cannot avoid. more »»


April 5, 2015 Happy Easter, ladies and gentlemen. more »»

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April 4, 2015 UP: To Liz Adams, a senior at Wirt County High School who has won a $10,000 scholarship with her business plan to combine art with occupational therapy. more »»

Police Reform

April 3, 2015 As a panel continues to consider suggestions for Ohio police officers, more and more of those proposals are surprising for the fact they were not already in place. more »»


April 2, 2015 Wood County deputy sheriffs already go far beyond what most of us do to serve their communities. more »»

Fire Season

April 1, 2015 Spring fire season is under way in West Virginia — and continues through May 31. more »»



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