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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis Emergency: Ohio Valley Reacts

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Days after sending mixed signals on his response to the nation’s opioid crisis, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he plans to declare a national emergency to better address the epidemic. “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis,” the president said,… Read More

In The Pipeline: New Commission Members To Take Up Energy Projects

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Big-ticket gas pipelines and other energy projects pending in the Ohio Valley have largely been in limbo because the federal body that issues important permits had too many empty seats. Those projects in the pipeline of the federal process could soon move forward with the confirmation of two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to… Read More

Parkersburg City Council Rejects Nondiscrimination Ordinance


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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A city council in West Virginia has voted against a nondiscrimination ordinance that would have extended protections to LGBT residents. News outlets report the Parkersburg City Council rejected the ordinance with a 6-3 vote Tuesday. The ordinance would have prohibited discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on various factors,… Read More

Head ‘Into the West’ With Tantrum Theater Through August 19

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Turna Mete has a special place in her heart for Into the West, and not just because she’ll be performing as Ally, one of the theatrical version’s main characters, in Tantrum Theater’s production of the play through August 19. “My mom loved the movie Into the West, and I watched it a lot growing up,”… Read More