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Thank you for scramble success

October 5, 2015 Thank God for Marines. GySgt. Jean-Paul Neall, SSgt. Adam Lipscomb and Sgt. Anthony Arriaga invaded Woodridge Golf Club on Aug. 29. It was the first annual “The Marines Are Coming” 4-person scrambl. more »»

Thank you for event help

October 4, 2015 Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. more »»

Terrorist stupid, but dangerous

October 4, 2015 Over a week ago we learned that a resident of Wood County (Thomas Deegan) had started an insurrection to overthrow our state governmen. more »»

Thank you, Papa Francis

October 4, 2015 I am not a Catholic but I love Papa Francis. What a breath of fresh air amidst the rancor, fault finding, bragging and untruths of the current political climate. more »»

Survivors struggle after suicide

October 4, 2015 In an earlier post, in respect to September as National Suicide Awareness and Prevention month, I talked about the need to be aware of the common signs that indicate a person may be considering... more »»

Vote no on free meal program

October 4, 2015 Pressure is once again on the Wood County Board of Education to increase dependency on the federal government by “giving” more free meals to the children of county schools, whether or not they need... more »»

Re-elect Kathy Downer

October 4, 2015 Two years ago, Kathy Downer was elected to serve her first term as a member of Marietta City Council. more »»

Vote no on Issue 3 in Ohio

October 4, 2015 All intelligent Americans over sixty can clearly see that the “dummying down” of the people in this country has become extreme. more »»

Quakers aim for a better world

October 4, 2015 The Pope’s visit last week has inspired many people to think more deeply about the challenges that face us as human beings. more »»

Pooling a worthwhile effort

September 27, 2015 Forced pooling failed on a tie vote the last night of the regular session. The main objection was the argument the bill was not constitutiona. more »»

40 Days for Life

September 27, 2015 2015 marks the sixth year for Wood County to participate in the 40 Days for Life outside of West Virginia’s only Planned Parenthood on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna, on the busiest stretch of... more »»

Thank you for celebration

September 27, 2015 I would like to thank River City Perk and A-1 Amusement for my retirement party and gift. I retired in September at the age of 80, after working for them ten years. more »»

We need more like Joe

September 27, 2015 A letter to the editor on Sept. 13 appeared in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel stating that Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to reject the Iran Nuclear Deal was all about politics. more »»

Sternwheel festival success

September 27, 2015 The 40th Ohio River Sternwheel Festival was a wonderful and successful event. more »»

Manchin made decision right

September 27, 2015 A local resident wrote recently about how long Senator Manchin took to make his decision on the Iran nuclear deal and said it was for political reasons. I could not disagree more. more »»

U.S. must help refugees

September 20, 2015 I am wondering why a “Christian” nation isn’t doing more for the refugees fleeing to Europe. I just signed a petition asking the United States to take in at least 65,000 by end of 2016. more »»

Defending coal with 'science'

September 20, 2015 Coal has done much for West Virginia. It has slain tens of thousands of miners either by Black Lung or, thanks to operators like Don Blankenship, by mine disaster. more »»

Educate the unemployed

September 20, 2015 A solution to the under employment problem in our inner-cities and elsewhere might be to open various unused army bases, or other government facilities, to house schools that educate these folks in... more »»

Register to vote and be heard

September 20, 2015 As the presidential debates kick off, we start to focus on the upcoming 2016 elections. The right to vote is one of our fundamental rights as Americans. more »»

Correct conservative mistakes

September 13, 2015 Recently I accepted a challenge and submitted a list of how liberal governing was superior to conservative governing. A lady wrote in expressing amusement of the lis. more »»


Band-O-Rama October 10, 2015

MARIETTA — The 54th Annual Band-O-Rama hosted by the Marietta High School Wall of Sound marching band will be Oct. 10 at Don Drumm Stadium, Marietta.The band competition begins at 11 a.m. with over 13 bands competing. Admission is $5 per person. Concessions will be available. more »

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The ultimate photo bomb

September 9, 2015 The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, was recently put into space as part of a project to accurately measure solar winds. The measurements help scientist predict the weathe. more »

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