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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 »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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 »»

Casino Hype

February 26, 2015 Administrators of Ohio’s many school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the state. more »»


February 25, 2015 Cold weather means the level of danger heats up for firefighter. more »»

Help Without Dependency

February 24, 2015 West Virginia University took part in the analysis of 50 years’ worth of data on the Appalachian Regional Commission’s impact on the region it was intended to hel. more »»

Good Example

February 23, 2015 A group of young people in Ohio has developed a two-sided card to give students a quick rundown of both rights and responsibilities when dealing with members of law enforcement. more »»

Damage Must Stop

February 22, 2015 Parkersburg’s reputation has been hurt in recent weeks. Mayor Bob Newell is under scrutiny for an alleged adulterous affair with municipal Finance Director Ashley Flowers. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 21, 2015 UP: To the area’s highway crews for the difficult work they have put in this past week. more »»

Crude Oil Transport

February 20, 2015 As one woman affected by the train derailment and ensuing violent explosions in Mount Carbon, W.Va., put it, if you live in West Virginia, you live near railroad track. more »»

Great Futures

February 19, 2015 Congratulations to Alyssa Jenkins, Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, who will now advance to higher-level competitions, as part of the program that promotes service to the club,... more »»

Give Help

February 18, 2015 It is cold, again, today, folks. Tomorrow’s temperatures will plunge to levels that will prompt double-takes at the thermomete. more »»

Biting Dogs

February 17, 2015 Proposed legislation in the Ohio General Assembly that would put more responsibility for dog bites on dog owners is on its way to being introduced this month, and should get plenty of support from... more »»

Securing Children

February 16, 2015 Legislation introduced in Ohio would make it a primary offense for kids under age 15 to be in a vehicle without a car seat, booster seat or seat bel. more »»


February 15, 2015 It is not always easy for West Virginians in need to quickly access or understand the range of social services in place to help them — especially in an emergency. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 14, 2015 DOWN: To Mountain State Athletic Conference representatives who this past week voted not to allow Parkersburg, Ripley, Princeton and Woodrow Wilson high schools to leave the conference. more »»

Helping Others

February 13, 2015 A couple of young people from Wood County are showing the rest of us how it is done, when it comes to selflessly helping others. more »»


February 12, 2015 Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says he is considering a Senate run against Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016. more »»



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