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Helping Hand

September 29, 2015 School administrators are turned one way after the other when it comes to doing what is right for the kids in their charge during the school day. more »»


September 28, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»


September 27, 2015 Make-A-Wish operates under the idea that “wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.” It is that simple. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 26, 2015 UP: To those participating in this morning’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk, to raise money and awareness in the fight against depression and suicide. more »»


September 25, 2015 A Painesville, Ohio, man is receiving much acclaim for his poke at Common Core, in which he pretended to write out a check to his child’s school using what he said was Common Core mat. more »»


September 24, 2015 It may have come as a shock to the folks at Volkswagen, but when federal officials and the California Air Resources Board needed help tracking down an environmental cheater, they turned to the best... more »»


September 23, 2015 West Virginia’s obesity rate is one of the highest in the nation. more »»


September 22, 2015 Students in several West Virginia counties, including Wirt County, are getting an opportunity to prepare for their educations beyond high school in way that should yield important results for our... more »»


September 21, 2015 Jobless numbers for August were released last week. Once again, West Virginia has the highest rate of unemployment in the country — and that rate went up, from 7.5 percent in July to 7. more »»

Feed the Kids

September 20, 2015 “If we don’t start something, we’re costing the county money. It’s costing the county money not to be a part of it. more »»

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September 19, 2015 UP: To Jackson County, for being named a quarterfinalist in the America’s Best Communities competitio. more »»


September 18, 2015 Constitution Week began Thursday, though with little fanfare. The week between Sept. more »»


September 17, 2015 When Mid-Ohio Valley residents give of their time and money to various local organizations and foundations, sometimes it is not always easy to see the results of that generosity. more »»

Test Results

September 16, 2015 Next week, parents of Wood County Schools students will receive a package of information designed to help them better understand and discuss their children’s WESTEST2 results. more »»


September 15, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers made great strides earlier this year to tackle the problems of lawsuit abuse in our state. They have miles to go. more »»

Food Stamps

September 14, 2015 Only Arkansas and Missouri have worse “food security” than Ohio, according to the U.S. Department of Agricultur. more »»

Seat Belts

September 13, 2015 Drivers are getting the message about seat belts. “The seat belt campaign is making an impression on people and saving lives,” said Sgt. B.A. Pickens, of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 12, 2015 UP: To a planned meeting next week between Jeff McDougle, manager of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, and Department of Transportation official. more »»

Patriot Day

September 11, 2015 It has been 14 years since four planes slammed into New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., and plunged the U.S. into a new era. more »»


September 10, 2015 Most people shy away from thinking about the kinds of decisions associated with patient wishes and end-of-life care. more »»



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