UP: To Volcano Days, Mountwood Park's annual celebration of the area's oil and gas history. The celebration, which runs through Sunday, will include antique engines, wagon rides to the historic Stiles Mansion, music, food, and many other forms of entertainment.
UP: To Warren High School junior Cole Wigal, a kicker on the school's football team. His old-school, square-toed kicking style was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal noticed that 98 percent of the California-based Wizard Sports Equipment's old-style shoes are shipped to Ohio, and the newspaper picked Wigal to be the subject of a feature on the style of kicking that has largely given way to the more popular soccer-style.
UP: To Marietta's Campus Martius and Ohio River museums which will offer free admission today in honor of National Museum Day. While Glenna Hoff, education and program director at Campus Martius, said nothing special is planned, the museum still has several popular exhibits, including "Imagining Marietta," a collection of murals depicting life in the new settlement by artist William Mark Young, and "Touched By Conflict: Southeastern Ohio and the Civil War."
UP: To the Parkersburg Police for the quick arrests made in the recent Erickson All-Sports Facility break-in and vandalism case. We do not understand why people would engage in this type of mindless vandalism.
UP: To the Wood County League of Women Voters for holding a public forum this past week on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. With enrollment in the new health care plans being offered beginning on Tuesday, there is still much confusion about the changes being brought about by this legislation. Forums like this are needed to help citizens find answers to questions they may have about their insurance before the act takes effect on Jan. 1.