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Meaning of holiday is lost

July 5, 2015 The Declaration of Independence is the greatest document ever written about government because it established the first form of government based upon the “laws of nature and nature’s God. more »»

Get rid of the user's fee

July 5, 2015 The minimum wage worker is asking the mayor to do away with the user’s fee, or Parkersburg tax, that our former mayor put on us. more »»

Thank you for garden work

July 5, 2015 Don’t the museums look beautiful and welcoming with all the beautiful flowers? The Board of Friends of the Museums would like to thank several people who have worked hard to make that happe. more »»

Thanks 'Legends' volunteers

July 5, 2015 The 2015 Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic came off as a resounding success again this year mainly in part due to the local volunteers, coaches, and grounds keepers. more »»

Court decides law of the land

July 5, 2015 I’ve been reading, watching and listening to all the media reports since the Supreme Court of the United States announced their decision on gay marriag. more »»

Band changes impossible

July 5, 2015 My name is Neil Randolph and I just recently retired from being the band director at Oak Glen Middle School in Hancock County. more »»

Scammers should be ashamed

July 5, 2015 On Friday, June 19, an acquaintance of my elderly friend left her gate open. Her beloved red Pekingese got out. Myself, her son and friends have searched morning, noon and night for he. more »»

Political correctness gone wild on a flag

June 29, 2015 The latest assault from the left on the Confederate flag is another fine example of the mind numbing idiocy that radiates from political correctness. more »»

Editorial cartoons hard on conservatives

June 29, 2015 We all know that the News and Sentinel has always leaned mildly left. more »»

Music program changes not best

June 28, 2015 I am a professional musician and have been for over a decade. I still brag about the superb musical training that I received in Wood County. more »»

Guns don't belong in a church

June 28, 2015 I think most people will agree that the murders that happened at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., were horrific. more »»

Band program plan a bad idea

June 28, 2015 I’ve been following the recent school board threats to de-fund important parts of the school band programs. Those proposals are all counter-productive. more »»

Weak anti-Obama arguments

June 28, 2015 I would like to congratulate Jim Mullen on his letter last Sunday. He has shown an aptitude for comedic writing in the past but last Sunday’s letter was down right hilarious. more »»

Who's next in the crackdown?

June 28, 2015 Today, the state of South Carolina is working toward removing the Confederate Flag (actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia) from the statehouse grounds. more »»

Rep did not heed voter's input

June 28, 2015 In light of recent scandalous events and reprehensible behavior from elected officials I was truly hoping that after this week’s mayoral vote we could move forward as a city. more »»

Helping prevent suicides

June 21, 2015 I haven’t always been a suicide prevention advocate, but I became one 21 years ago ... the night I discovered my 18-year-old brother, Jamie’s suicide letter. more »»

Recycling incident common

June 21, 2015 Regarding the letter from Amber Smith in Sunday’s paper entitled “Is effort wasted on recycling?” I, too, have witnessed Parkersburg’s trash pickup employees putting the items from the recycle... more »»

Government growth subjugates

June 21, 2015 In true Marxist form, Barack Obama preaches that the well-to-do should make sacrifices for the poor. more »»

Flag should always be respected

June 14, 2015 For over 200 years the flag has become our symbol of our nation’s strength and unity, and (today) is Flag Day. more »»

U.S. could feed the world

June 14, 2015 In keeping with your current newspaper articles highlighting farms, I submit the following: Why, given the world’s varying ages, including this digital age, did God choose two thousand years ago to... more »»

 
 

Concert July 7, 2015

BELPRE — The St. Marys Community Concert Band will present a patriotic outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Civitan Park in Belpre. New members are welcome at practices on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the St. Marys Marina in St. Marys. For more information, contact 740-473-9076, fozbar@exede. more »

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June 15, 2015 If your habit is to read your paper every morning with your coffee, you can continue to do that even if you are vacatio. more »

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