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Government’s help still needed

December 14, 2014 I am responding to the Dec. 7 column, “Being far from independent” by Mike Myer, editor of the Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register. I must take issue with M. more »»

New Murdoch lane feasible

December 14, 2014 To the West Virginia Division of Highways planners and engineers. As we were sitting in Christmas traffic on Murdoch Avenue today at 5 p.m. more »»

Sale organizers neglected

December 14, 2014 The Good Shepherd Adopted Families Project is so happy to have received such excellent coverage on our Christmas shop by Brett Dunlap. more »»

Marshall sports neglected

December 14, 2014 In the Dec. 7 newspaper Opinion page, the executive editor wrote an article about a man complaining about sports coverage. more »»

Now is the time to take back our town, our lives

December 7, 2014 Recently, a $20,000 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was stolen from in front of my house in Parkersburg. In the middle of the night, thieves crept up and took it. more »»

Remember, owning an animal is a privilege

December 7, 2014 Many families will give and receive live animals as gifts this holiday season. more »»

Police officer’s kindness, patience appreciated

December 7, 2014 I was awakened early Sunday morning on Nov. 30, a phone call from my grandson. He had run out of gas on Emerson Avenue, across from Foodland. more »»

Thank you to those who keep us safe in all weather

December 7, 2014 With Old Man Winter coming I wanted to take the time to thank our state, county, and city road workers for the work they do in all weather conditions — from sweltering heat to freezing, icy... more »»

Homeless need our help

November 30, 2014 I am writing to you with a few statistics in hopes that we can bring back part of what the Christmas spirit is all about. more »»

Saddened by reporter’s death

November 30, 2014 I was saddened this past weekend when I read that Jolene Craig had passed away. I enjoyed her stories in this paper for a number of years. more »»

Bill will help nonprofits

November 30, 2014 The America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), passed by the House in July, includes several tax provisions that are critically important to foundations and nonprofits. more »»

Organ donations save lives

November 30, 2014 As I reflect on 2014, the word gratitude comes to mind. more »»

Thanksgiving comes first

November 30, 2014 Starting in September, all the Christmas decorations went up and the stores started crowding all the glitter up front to make everyone aware of the coming occasion in December. more »»

Nothing to fear but the GOP

November 23, 2014 I’m writing in reference to Mike Myer’s article Nov. 16. This dishonest outreach to devoted FDR Democrats rakes the coals of fire and anger in me when Mr. more »»

College not for every person

November 23, 2014 Should every high school graduate go on to college? Maybe not. Russia and China only permit 20 percent of such to go to their universities. Our own West Virginia University President E. more »»

Pointing out the truth

November 23, 2014 I sat through over two and a half hours of meetings last night at the city council site. more »»

Dave Poe will be missed

November 23, 2014 I was a little disheartened to hear of Dave Poe’s retirement. I’ve been reading the News sports since Jim Snyder, and Dave became like a budd. more »»

GOP’s premature victory dance

November 23, 2014 Republicans are crowing about the results of the midterm election. The Nov. more »»

Obama: More Castro than JFK

November 23, 2014 Thursday, President Obama announced to the American people that our laws are necessary only until the Commander-in-Chief declares them too burdensome for a segment of the population, no matter their... more »»

Obama greatest achievements

November 23, 2014 I’m sick and tired of people downgrading our President Barack Obama. In my opinion, he has been the most successful president of the past century. more »»


Skate with Santa Claus December 20, 2014

PARKERSBURG — The annual Skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 20 at Skate Country, located at Sixth Avenue and Gladstone street in south Parkersburg.The cost is $2 per person to skate, which includes skate rentals. The program is for children ages 12 and under and adults. more »

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