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More is not always better

December 21, 2014 A Dec. 14 letter from a frequent writer points to 1828 America as having “farmers, businessmen, plantation owners, slaves, and workers supporting communitie. more »»

Remember those less fortunate

December 21, 2014 As America decorates its homes for the season, overeats and drinks at parties and dinners, spends money it doesn’t have on “things” recipients don’t want or need and runs around like chickens with... more »»

Remembering professor Hamilton

December 21, 2014 Longtime area music lovers, especially those who have attended or participated in performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” may recall the 100th performance of the oratorio at Marietta College in 1962... more »»

Choosing the best for the U.S.

December 21, 2014 I am like Charlie Brown this year — I am having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit. The latest revelations about torture by the CIA in the Bush administration made me feel ill. more »»

Act of kindness appreciated

December 21, 2014 I heard about the tree at the City Park, inviting people to hang ornaments in honor of veterans. My husband, a Vietnam vet, and I went there on Saturday the 13t. more »»

Advent coverage appreciated

December 21, 2014 I would like to thank all those at the Parkersburg News and Sentinel who helped reporting on our Advent Celebration held here at First United Methodist Church. more »»

Sewage smell not attractive

December 21, 2014 On Dec. 15, I came into the Pike Street area of Marietta, and the whole restaurant area smelled like sewage. I thought the sewage plant upgrades were suppose to take care of this proble. more »»

Government’s help still needed

December 14, 2014 I am responding to the Dec. 7 column, “Being far from independent” by Mike Myer, editor of the Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register. I must take issue with M. more »»

New Murdoch lane feasible

December 14, 2014 To the West Virginia Division of Highways planners and engineers. As we were sitting in Christmas traffic on Murdoch Avenue today at 5 p.m. more »»

Sale organizers neglected

December 14, 2014 The Good Shepherd Adopted Families Project is so happy to have received such excellent coverage on our Christmas shop by Brett Dunlap. more »»

Marshall sports neglected

December 14, 2014 In the Dec. 7 newspaper Opinion page, the executive editor wrote an article about a man complaining about sports coverage. more »»

Now is the time to take back our town, our lives

December 7, 2014 Recently, a $20,000 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was stolen from in front of my house in Parkersburg. In the middle of the night, thieves crept up and took it. more »»

Remember, owning an animal is a privilege

December 7, 2014 Many families will give and receive live animals as gifts this holiday season. more »»

Police officer’s kindness, patience appreciated

December 7, 2014 I was awakened early Sunday morning on Nov. 30, a phone call from my grandson. He had run out of gas on Emerson Avenue, across from Foodland. more »»

Thank you to those who keep us safe in all weather

December 7, 2014 With Old Man Winter coming I wanted to take the time to thank our state, county, and city road workers for the work they do in all weather conditions — from sweltering heat to freezing, icy... more »»

Homeless need our help

November 30, 2014 I am writing to you with a few statistics in hopes that we can bring back part of what the Christmas spirit is all about. more »»

Saddened by reporter’s death

November 30, 2014 I was saddened this past weekend when I read that Jolene Craig had passed away. I enjoyed her stories in this paper for a number of years. more »»

Bill will help nonprofits

November 30, 2014 The America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), passed by the House in July, includes several tax provisions that are critically important to foundations and nonprofits. more »»

Organ donations save lives

November 30, 2014 As I reflect on 2014, the word gratitude comes to mind. more »»

Thanksgiving comes first

November 30, 2014 Starting in September, all the Christmas decorations went up and the stores started crowding all the glitter up front to make everyone aware of the coming occasion in December. more »»



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