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Charter schools take public money

October 20, 2014 For-profit charter schools are robbing our public schools and our students of the education they deserve. That’s a very harsh statement, but true none the less. more »»

TPP proposal is a bad deal

October 20, 2014 TPP is not just another acronym that you will need to learn. The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is the worst trade deal we will ever see. more »»

Bill Johnson can’t be trusted

October 20, 2014 Bill Johnson can’t be trusted At the League of Women Voters debate on Sept. more »»

Who did Garrison vote for in 2012?

October 20, 2014 Lately, it seems Jennifer Garrison has been making a lot of noise saying that she disagrees with President Obam. more »»

Vote to move country forward

October 19, 2014 The upcoming election is the most important for our nation and the people in our lifetime. Will we move forward or keep going backward? That is what is at stak. more »»

DARE too important to lose

October 19, 2014 I recently read in the newspaper that the Washington County Sheriff is going to discontinue the DARE program. Money appeared to be an issue. more »»

Shelley Capito isn’t one of us

October 19, 2014 Voting records don’t lie and Shelley Moore Capito’s reveal her as too extreme for West Virginia. more »»

Defeat cronyism in Vienna

October 19, 2014 I have given much thought to this and feel I must speak to the residents/voters of our fine city. It is my opinion that Mr. Jim Sims not be elected to the Vienna City Council seat to be filled on Nov. more »»

Putting rivalries aside

October 19, 2014 While our team and our community was trying to understand and make sense of what had happened to our football coach, teacher, mentor, community leader, and a wonderful Christian man, Jodi Mote, ther... more »»

Richest state, poorest people

October 19, 2014 In response to the Oct. 15 article regarding natural gas rate increases, my headline paraphrases the late great Robert C. Byrd. more »»

River fracking is too risky

October 19, 2014 As a former chemical engineer, I have several concerns after reading the article in the News and Sentinel on Oct. 12 by Amanda Nicholson on this topic. more »»

Phillips a friend to Belpre

October 19, 2014 Over the past few years I have learned much as mayor of a small city. more »»

A 70 percent chance of golf

October 19, 2014 On behalf of golf course owners, pros, amateurs, golf staffs, and the millions and millions of people who play the game: shame on weathermen. They have the safest job in the world. more »»

Tennant vote is an Obama vote

October 19, 2014 Natalie Tennant is running her U.S. Senate campaign on the platform that she will “stand up to Obama and the EPA that have hurt the West Virginia workforce. more »»

Tennant cares about state

October 19, 2014 I wonder how many Americans have actually read the Constitution of the United States? The last time I read it, the powers of the President were as follows: The President shall be Commander in Chief... more »»

Support John Kelly for House

October 19, 2014 I read with great interest Jim Mullen’s letter on Oct. 12. It is disturbing to me, also, that the state of West Virginia lags far behind other states in the great majority of categories. more »»

Art Center a local crown jewel

October 19, 2014 When my friend Sally Rowe and I began our trip, we knew we would enjoy the historical values of the area. more »»

Halt Parkersburg's nonsense spending

October 17, 2014 It seems every street you drive up or come down there are numerous potholes in the streets of Parkersbur. more »»

Westfall ad is misleading the voters

October 17, 2014 Steve Westfall, Republican Delegate for Jackson County, suggested in a campaign ad that he “saved” Cedar Lakes from closing while referencing H.B. more »»

Fighting against domestic violence

October 17, 2014 October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. more »»

 
 

Candidate Night for Vienna Council Seat October 21, 2014

The nine candidates for the one vacancy on the Vienna, WV City Council have been invited to speak at a Candidate Night. All Vienna residents are urged to attend. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Held at the Vienna Senior Center, 709 29th St. more »

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October 20, 2014 What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)! Today the scientific community has left... more »

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