Childhood obesity is on the rise -- about 17 percent of North American kids are beyond overweight. At the same time, children and teens are inundated with glorified images of super-skinny women, from runway models with thigh gap (extoled on Tumblr pages) to Miley Cyrus. No wonder experts estimate that 60 percent of high-school girls, 80 percent of 10-year olds and 40 percent of 9-year-olds have dieted.
Huntington Urban Renewal Authority, regular Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Huntington City Hall, 800 5th Avenue. For information, call 304-696-5530.
HUNTINGTON -- The Greater Huntington Baptist Association is presenting an outreach concert and event at Harris Riverfront Park called "Operation: Go Tell."
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 43rd in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks.
HUNTINGTON -- Like a good torrential rain that seeps into the pores of nearly every part of town, so comes the flood of programs that is the 2014 Ohio River Festival of Books.
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. -- A student at West Liberty University has earned one of a handful of scholarships awarded by the American Dental Association.
We at the Good Samaritan Center would like to thank Joe McComas, the employees at Kenova Advance Auto and C-K Florist for their generous gifts following the Kenova Block Party and Car Show. We were so blessed by your generosity.
Barboursville Duplicate -- Sept. 5, Jeannie Jones and Pat Ray, Barbara Brandenburg and Danny Ray, Grace Pemberton and Mark Semanco.
CHARLESTON -- The national celebration of Constitution Week will begin Sept. 17.