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Cavalier Attitude

February 16, 2014 Federal officials last week made it perfectly clear how they feel about West Virginians, as the Federal Emergency Management agency denied a request from Gov. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 15, 2014 UP: To West Virginia State Police Cpl. C.J. Weekley of the Parkersburg detachment whose quick action Tuesday prevented a Wood County resident from hanging himself. more »»

Holocaust Survivor

February 14, 2014 Several times a month, Marion Blumenthal Lazan stands before groups of people and relives the most terrifying years of her life. Lazan is a Holocaust survivor and author. more »»

Bold Step

February 13, 2014 CVS Caremark took a bold step last week when it announced it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at all its pharmacies by October. more »»

Country Roads

February 12, 2014 The West Virginia Legislature hits the session’s mid-point, and much important business remains. more »»

Wrong Solution

February 11, 2014 Too many activists and elected officials believe the solution to any problem is to create more layers of regulation and legislation. more »»

Getting Help

February 10, 2014 Every year, thousands of American servicemen and women are sent to serve in dangerous corners of the world. Some of these servicemembers have served multiple tours. more »»

Job Killer

February 9, 2014 Congressional Budget Office projections show Obamacare is about to negatively affect the workforce in a way that may not show up in the more obvious labor-force indicators. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 8, 2014 DOWN: To the Wood County Commission for backtracking on its position on the need for an overnight shelter to house people arrested for public intoxication. more »»


February 7, 2014 While some events began Thursday, this evening’s opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, will be watched on television by millions of people around the world. more »»

Heroin Scourge

February 6, 2014 Philip Seymour Hoffman was a rumpled version of every man. An Oscar winner, who was called among the greatest actors of his time, this generation’s Marlon Brando. Now he is dead. more »»

Hidden Dangers

February 5, 2014 This week’s weather reminded residents there are greater dangers hidden in the cold, snow and ice than a dinged bumper or frozen fingertips. more »»

Class Schedule

February 4, 2014 The weather may be a godsend for winter sports enthusiasts, but it has been a calamity for the school calendar in every county in the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»


February 3, 2014 Sometimes, a tragedy is so senseless as to be unexplainable. Such was a shooting Jan. 25, in Barboursville, W.Va., where a man killed two men he said were trespassing on his propert. more »»

Water Crisis

February 2, 2014 It has been nearly 10 days since the last of the 300,000 customers of West Virginia American Water Co. were told they could once again use the water pumped from the company’s Elk River facility. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 1, 2014 UP: To Criss Elementary fifth-graders Rylee Harner and Madison Spears, who were recently recognized by Gov. more »»


January 31, 2014 On March, 9, 1862, off the coast of Hampton Roads, Va., the USS Monitor, a strange-looking, low-riding ship with a round, iron turret steamed into the harbor. more »»

Hindsight is Easy

January 30, 2014 In hindsight, it is easy to see that members of the Parkersburg High School Stadium Renovation Committee were in over their heads during the recent Stadium Field construction project. more »»

A Bad Gamble

January 29, 2014 When West Virginia legislators and the state Lottery Commission began allowing video machine gambling outside racetracks several years ago, it was decided fraternal organizations deserved a break. more »»

State of Denial

January 28, 2014 When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address tonight, one of his themes will be the one he has hammered away at during the past few months: income inequality. more »»



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