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Music education is crucial

March 22, 2015 This letter is written in response to the Board of Education’s proposed cuts to fifth-grade instrumental music programs. more »»

Fraudulent health claims

March 22, 2015 Recently, advertisements have promoted the use of chiropractic for the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesse. more »»

McCrady had a big impact

March 22, 2015 When Stonewall Jackson died from a wound he suffered in battle, General Lee moaned, “I have lost my right arm. more »»

Schilling deserves honor

March 22, 2015 The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce’s choice of Ken Schilling as Citizen of the Year could not have been bette. more »»

Congratulations all around

March 22, 2015 Kudos to you for the splendid job you are doing! Kudos to John Boehner for inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress! Kudos to John Kasich for attending said speech! Kudos to Tom Cotton... more »»

Obamacare is deeply flawed

March 15, 2015 Recently it was suggested that the Affordable Care Act; aka ACA or Obamacare, must be good because there aren’t many problems yet. more »»

The return of Bill Clinton?

March 15, 2015 As an octogenarian, I realize I am just now getting smart enough to live when I am old enough to die. more »»

Weighing in on pipelines

March 15, 2015 On Tuesday evening, I listened in on the long-winded presentation from Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Energy Dale Arnold as he spoke to about 30 people, most of them senior citizen farm folk from the... more »»

W.Va. taking a step backward

March 15, 2015 The WV Senate passed the concealed carry bill and even this newspaper, to my surprise, gave it a thumbs down stating the bill passage sets up a dangerous possibility that an argument could escalate... more »»

Partnership will not stand

March 15, 2015 I hope you are as concerned as I am about this Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that is being discussed in secret by selected people. more »»

A few workable ideas

March 15, 2015 Three suggestions for “What’s Next WV.” First and most important is good governance at all levels: state, county and city. All three are crying poor mouth for more money to fund whatever. more »»

Concerns for Parkersburg

March 15, 2015 Taxpayers and user-fee citizens, are you tired of this — as (another news organization) referred to Parkersburg, the new Peyton Place? We just paid to send our city leaders to North Dakota to seek... more »»

Benghazi arguments, lies

March 7, 2015 After reading a letter in the March 1, 2015, edition written by Mr. Don Lowe, a quite frequent contributor to the letters section, I felt the need to respond to two of his assertions. more »»

Pipeline, partnership a threat

March 7, 2015 We are witnesses to the results of deregulation. We continue to work our way through the worst financial crash since the Great Depression. more »»

Obama stonewalls on queries

March 7, 2015 From his letter in the Sunday, March 1, News and Sentinel, it seems as though Mr. Lowe takes exception to my opinion of Fox News. First off, I do watch other network news, fairly regularly. more »»

Potholes and panhandlers

March 7, 2015 I read The News and Sentinel lead story a short time ago, and the article named three top priorities of this city’s government. Granted, the #1 item listed was roads. more »»

Netanyahu visit simply a ploy

March 7, 2015 Today our nation and the nation of Israel suffered a major embarrassment as Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress. First of all, Article II, Section 3, Clause 3 of the U.S. more »»

Article brings back memories

March 7, 2015 I enjoyed the article in the weekend paper about Coca-Cola bottles. I worked in the Research and Development lab in the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, glass containers division, in Fairmont, W.V. more »»

‘Freedom’ to smoke is deadly

March 7, 2015 Good progress was being made in the area to reduce the danger of second-hand smoke in public places. Now it seems a backward step has been taken due to a recent bill. more »»

Time to clean out city hall

March 1, 2015 It’s true the city of Parkersburg has its problems and, Lord knows, they make mistakes. The community is free to speak its mind and not get locked away. So, welcome to the city of Parkersburg today. more »»


Easter Egg Hunt March 29, 2015

MARIETTA — River of Life Assembly of God, 200 Franklin St., will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. March 29 at Flanders Field in Marietta.Area children ages 1-14 are invited. Registration is encouraged for prize drawing. more »

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Is the Apple watch worth it?

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