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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 »»

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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 »»


September 10, 2013 Most people don’t care what government calls the process of taking money out of our pockets. Whether the process is referred to as levying taxes, collecting fees or charging penalties, it still hurts. more »»


September 9, 2013 Arrogance that might be termed incredible but for the fact it has become common in President Barack Obama’s administration is on display again, regarding the so-called Affordable Care Act. more »»

Lonely Battle

September 8, 2013 If President Barack Obama hoped he would find support for military action against Syria at last week’s Group of 20 economic summit in Russia, he came home disappointed. more »»

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September 7, 2013 UP: To the 2013 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, which runs this weekend at the Ohio River Levee in Marietta. more »»

Breathing Room

September 6, 2013 Last week, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin reiterated something he has been saying for many months, that the state still is working hard to attract an ethane cracker plant to West Virginia. more »»


September 5, 2013 Col. Steven McGugan, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Huntington, W.Va., District, was removed from command a week ago, after allegations of misconduct. more »»

A Heavy Burden

September 4, 2013 President Barack Obama finally has decided to submit the decision on war with Syria to Congress. more »»

Elk Restoration

September 3, 2013 It has been nearly 140 years since the last wild elk was killed in West Virginia. more »»

Labor Day

September 2, 2013 Most Americans are enjoying a day off from work today, the final holiday of summer and one, ironically, named Labor Day. Labor Day is a transition holiday. Summer is in its final days. more »»

Drug Abuse

September 1, 2013 West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin’s comments this week on drug abuse were distinctly bitterswee. more »»

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August 31, 2013 UP: To the annual Washington County Fair, which begins today and runs through Tuesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The fair celebrates its 194th year and is the second-oldest fair in Ohio. more »»


August 30, 2013 Reports from the White House say an attack against Syria could come soon. more »»


August 29, 2013 Our system of government depends on the trust people put in elected officials. When that trust is violated it creates the worst poison that can afflict society — cynicism. more »»

Worthwhile Study

August 28, 2013 Studies conducted by the Public Works LLC consulting firm have been of great value to West Virginians during the past few year. more »»

Defying the Court

August 27, 2013 About one-fifth of the electricity Americans use is generated at nuclear power plants. As many consumers know, those plants generate a large amount of radioactive waste. more »»


August 26, 2013 Some law enforcement officers estimate as much as 80 percent of the pseudoephedrine sold in West Virginia goes to illicit methamphetamines labs. more »»



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