Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To remembering to set clocks ahead tonight as we “spring forward” into the new season. While we will lose an hour of sleep this weekend, the time change will lead to more daylight in the evening and is a harbinger of spring and the coming of warmer days.

UP: To Parkersburg resident Benjamin Seebaugh on his election as vice president of the West Virginia Student Government Association. Seebaugh, a senior political science, international studies and women and gender studies major, is a graduate of Parkersburg South High School. Seebaugh will serve with Ryan Campione, a senior industrial engineering major from Morgantown, who was elected president. Both are members of the school’s Revolution Party, which won election to every position.

UP: To all of the businesses and people who attended this week’s Business Expo at the E.L.I.T.E. Sports Center in south Parkersburg. About 76 businesses and organizations had booths set up to promote their products, services and facilities to the public and other businesses. Approximately 700 people took advantage of the opportunity to see just what the Mid-Ohio Valley has to offer.

UP: To the Belpre High School students whose work is being considered for awards this weekend in the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Competition in Columbus. The 10 students’ work includes pottery, balsa and ink, acrylic, pen and ink, marker, watercolor and photography.