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Crumbling Parks

October 1, 2013 West Virginia state parks are havens of recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation for many West Virginia residents. more »»


September 30, 2013 Admissions from President Barack Obama’s administration that it isn’t really ready to roll out the new national health insurance program have become regular occurrences. By Jan. more »»

Changes Needed

September 29, 2013 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling had an interesting reaction this week to a consultant’s recommendation her agency be overhaule. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 28, 2013 UP: To Volcano Days, Mountwood Park’s annual celebration of the area’s oil and gas history. more »»

No Smoking

September 27, 2013 We applaud the Parkersburg City Council Public Works Committee’s passage of a resolution this week to ban tobacco products within 15 feet of municipal playgrounds. more »»

Drinking and Driving

September 26, 2013 Matthew Cordle, 22, of Powell, Ohio, made headlines earlier this month when he posted a video of himself online, admitting his drunken driving killed a man and vowing to take responsibility for the... more »»

The Long Run

September 25, 2013 A few years ago, Ohio officials began facing up to the reality of severely underfunded public employee pension programs. more »»


September 24, 2013 Some companies and organizations that initially accepted federal money to act as “navigators” for the new federal health care law, “Obamacare,” are returning the funds, claiming they have been... more »»

Eight Years?

September 23, 2013 No one should have to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 200. more »»


September 22, 2013 A U.S. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 21, 2013 UP: To Friday evening’s reopening of the Parkersburg High School Stadium Field for the football game between PHS and Capital High School. more »»

Power Play

September 20, 2013 President Barack Obama and his minions clearly are hoping the public misses the point about the war on coal and affordable energy. more »»

EPA Abuse

September 19, 2013 By the end of this week — possibly today — the Environmental Protection Agency must issue its latest proposals for carbon-emission standards on new coal-fired power plants. more »»

Emergency Runs

September 18, 2013 Residents want assurances that when a medical emergency occurs and minutes can be the difference between life and death, an ambulance with qualified responders will be quickly dispatched. more »»

Massive Fraud

September 17, 2013 Federal prosecutors say that for 12 years, Environmental Protection Agency official John C. Beale got away with ripping off taxpayer. more »»

Insignificant Truth

September 16, 2013 If you want to open a coal mine or drill a gas well in an area where certain types of rare fish or other endangered wildlife live, be prepared to be told you will have to change your plan. more »»

United Way

September 15, 2013 In announcing a $730,000 goal for the the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s 2013-14 fundraising campaign, board members have every reason to believe they once again will hit, if not... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 14, 2013 UP: To West Virginia University at Parkersburg and area libraries for working together on a “Big Read” project to raise awareness of literature and encourage readin. more »»


September 13, 2013 Perhaps the most upsetting, infuriating aspect of the losing battle Americans are fighting against drug abuse is the number of totally innocent victims: babies born addicted to drugs because their... more »»


September 11, 2013 Twelve years ago today, a bright, beautiful September morning was interrupted by news of a plane flying into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. more »»



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