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Increased Safety

December 23, 2014 Coal miners in the U.S. are getting a bit of good news, as Mine Safety and Health Administration officials announce 2014 is on pace to set a record low for work-related deaths. more »»

Box Turtles

December 22, 2014 Box turtles once were common in West Virginia. Many older people remember keeping them as pets. They were seen frequently. more »»

Tragic Loss

December 21, 2014 Marshall University — and the state of West Virginia — lost a great leader last week, with the passing of the school’s President Stephen Kopp. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

December 20, 2014 UP: To the many people in the Mid-Ohio Valley who have donated money, food, toys or other items that will help make Christmas a happy day for needy families in the area. more »»

Imperfect Gift

December 19, 2014 Those searching for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one this season may think they have come up with a fantastic idea if they are considering giving a pet. more »»


December 18, 2014 Wood County Commissioners and 911 Director Rick Woodyard are to be commended for avoiding the temptation to take the route some other counties have tried by charging a fee in exchange for map... more »»


December 17, 2014 When lawmakers gathered this week to hear from Jim Rubenstein, commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Corrections and deputy cabinet secretary of the state department of Military Affairs an... more »»


December 16, 2014 Nearly a year after failures at the inspection and enforcement levels helped pave the way for a leak that left water unusable for 300,000 West Virginians, the Department of Environmental Protection... more »»

Emotional Comfort

December 15, 2014 Ohio lawmakers have taken an important step in protecting victims of domestic violence, with passage of a measure that allows protection of companion animals in temporary protection orders, domestic... more »»

A Vital Role

December 14, 2014 Fletcher Lamkin has been selected to fill a vital role to the Parkersburg community, as the next president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

December 13, 2014 UP: To Lori and Gary Fields, owner of Fields and Lehman Trucking, for traveling to the Worcester Wreath Co. more »»


December 12, 2014 Many voices have chimed in this week in regard to the release of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. more »»

Rainy Day

December 11, 2014 Lawmakers gathered in Charleston earlier this week sent a reminder to Gov. more »»


December 10, 2014 American Red Cross executives have made an excellent decision in choosing Sharon Kesselring as new executive director for northwest West Virginia. more »»

Government Reach

December 9, 2014 Most West Virginians likely had a sense already that their own personal economies were not as flexible as those of folks living in other state. more »»

Infant Mortality

December 8, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich is doing his best to put a dent in the abysmal infant mortality rate in the state, where there are 7.88 infant deaths per 1,000 live births every yea. more »»

Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2014 Today may be a date which will live in infamy, but each year fewer and fewer pause on Dec. 7 to remember the awful events of that day 73 years ago. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

December 6, 2014 UP: To the St. Marys and Williamstown high schools for representing the Mid-Ohio Valley in the West Virginia High School Football Class A championship game, tonight at Wheeling Island Stadium. more »»

A Healthier W.Va.

December 5, 2014 West Virginia routinely lands on nearly every list imaginable for poor health indicators. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancers ... more »»


December 4, 2014 With their last chance to submit comment on the U.S. more »»



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