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Manchin for President?

May 3, 2015 Presently, our world has a host of anti-USA, strong world leaders in the following countries: China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, to name a few. more »»

Mayor still playing games

May 3, 2015 This rhetoric that the mayor is playing is getting old. M. more »»

Parking rules being ignored

May 3, 2015 Could someone with some authority take charge of the parking in front of the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, under the train trestle on Sixth Street? Buses have a hard time getting out because... more »»

Support the arts in our schools

May 3, 2015 With the recent ruling in Ohio abolishing the “5 of 8” staffing rule (potentially cutting music, art, physical education, library and other services) AND the proposed cuts in Wood County band... more »»

Holding officials accountable

May 3, 2015 Why are the Parkersburg City Council members spending taxpayer money on an audit when they must know that in the 2013 special session of the Legislature, they passed a law (Article 29C of the West... more »»

An effective way to balance the budget

April 27, 2015 In April of 2011, I sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner concerning the budget. Not much has changed since then except there are more cuts to programs that help people. more »»

In defense of public education

April 26, 2015 A couple of recent letters indicate the annual spring offensive against public education has begun. more »»

Community deserves thanks

April 26, 2015 I would like to thank the 2,581 donors who made it possible for us to not only meet the United Way campaign goal but exceed it by nearly $68,000. more »»

Library grateful for support

April 26, 2015 Thanks to our donors, patrons, and hardworking volunteers, the Friends of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library raised $2,400 at our book sale this past weekend to benefit the library’s... more »»

Audit request is just politics

April 26, 2015 What’s with these citizens who keep demanding an audit of city funds? These people are working overtime on a witch-hunt aimed at proving the mayor guilty of some imaginary fiscal wrongdoing. more »»

Future doesn't look bright these days

April 20, 2015 I wanted to address a trend that seems to be starting up — a new game in the high school called “water assassins.” I was returning home one afternoon with my 2-year-old son. more »»

Charter schools are necessary

April 19, 2015 There has been much lamenting lately how charter schools are bilking us and how public schools never have enough money because it is being siphoned off by those dastardly competitors. more »»

Gay marriage and religion?

April 19, 2015 The (Marietta Times) has been full of propaganda in favor of same-sex marriage and opposed to the State of Indiana. more »»

Environment must be a priority

April 19, 2015 While we wait in anticipation and lust for Brazil’s new cracker plant in Wood County there is little concern that fossil fuel burning is destroying this planet for our grandchildren and those yet to... more »»

Another presidential election

April 19, 2015 Another presidential election cycle is upon us. more »»

McConnell wrong on Iran

April 19, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been in Congress for over 20 years; where has his brain been? Iran wanted to use enough centrifuges for medicinal purposes as their oil proved to be too... more »»

Christianity abused for bigotry

April 12, 2015 In the early 1800s, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in the Dred Scott Case that blacks could be discriminated against simply because they were another color than the white... more »»

Religious laws unnecessary

April 12, 2015 A controversy about rights recently reached a boiling point when the state legislatures of Arkansas and Indiana decided to pass so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act Laws. more »»

Privatization changes overdue

April 12, 2015 Irritated at the Sunday letter regarding the alleged poor performance of charter schools, I just had to write in to point out the abysmal bureaucratic alternative to this long-needed change toward... more »»

Halfway house a bad idea

April 12, 2015 I would like to thank Larry Headlee and all of the people who sat at Reno School collecting names for the petition. I was not surprised with the response from our elected officials. more »»

 
 

Dinner May 8, 2015

MARIETTA — The Marietta High School Wall of Sound Band will hold its fourth annual fundraising dinner May 8 at the Marietta Shrine Building.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:15 p.m. more »

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Reporting the death of Lincoln

April 15, 2015 To call the death of President Lincoln 150 years ago a huge event in American history is an understatement. more »

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