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Politicians should heed Pope

August 2, 2015 Hopefully, our Senators and Representatives will have time to read the encyclical, “Ladato Si,” of Pope Francis while they are on break. more »»

Fire fee necessary for safety

August 2, 2015 How important is your life? How important are your loved ones and family to you? How much does your home and furnishings mean to you? Wake up, good people of Wood County, before it’s too late! The 1... more »»

Decriminalize pot in W.Va.

August 2, 2015 Recently, two men were arrested in Parkersburg for cultivation of marijuana, and, if convicted, may end up spending some years in prison. more »»

Library friends deserve thanks

August 2, 2015 On behalf of the Barlow Library, a special thanks to the Friends of the Barlow Library for their assistance and the following area businesses and organizations that contributed to the success of thi... more »»

Congratulations on tourney

August 2, 2015 I would like to thank and congratulate John Barr and the members of the Greenmont Racquet and Swim Club on 40 years of hosting the annual tennis tournamen. more »»

Blooming all over Marietta!

July 27, 2015 Thank you Marietta for the frequent and positive feedback regarding Marietta in Bloom’s efforts at the gateways, Valley Gem concrete planters and Campus Martius. more »»

Cutting programs a mistake

July 26, 2015 I’ve been waiting for letters like two in last Sunday’s paper to surface, mostly to see if the public is planning any backlash to the current actions of our school board. more »»

Regarding a stolen picnic table

July 26, 2015 It has been a month since you took our eight-foot treated pine picnic table from behind the 1884 New Era One-Room School Museum on Mineral Wells Elementary School propert. more »»

Please read these Bible chapters

July 26, 2015 There are three chapters of the Holy Bible that I would like Christians, worldly people, churches that obey the word of Jesus Christ, churches that reject the word of Jesus Christ, and especially... more »»

Playground can be dangerous

July 26, 2015 My two granddaughters like going to the Parkersburg City Park because there is a lot of playground equipment to choose from and always many other children with which to pla. more »»

Supreme Court ruling ungodly

July 26, 2015 I have delayed writing this article for some time in order to find the proper language that could appear in print. No decision by the U.S. more »»

Belpre is not the mayor's city

July 26, 2015 Mike, Belpre is not your city! It belongs to all its good residents. If Belpre is your city, then fix your streets, because several are in deplorable condition, because of your neglect. more »»

Faith, democracy in the United States

July 20, 2015 Faith plays a crucial role in the functioning of our U.S. democracy. This is because religion is the very cornerstone that our founding fathers created this mighty nation upon. more »»

Stop sending our money to Mexico

July 20, 2015 The immigration problem the United States has been having with our border with Mexico has been a topic of discussion for many years. more »»

BOE deserves a 'no' vote

July 19, 2015 The Wood County Board of Education created a problem for itself by arbitrarily canceling 5th grade band instrument music classes. more »»

Ohio public schools losing out

July 19, 2015 It has been a while since I have brought to your attention the way our governor and state legislators are robbing our local school districts. more »»

BOE out of order on decision

July 19, 2015 During the June 23 Wood County Board of Education meeting, I, along with a dozen other experienced music educators, were told we were out of order for protesting the vote to hire one instrumental... more »»

Myer column is misleading

July 19, 2015 Mike Myer’s July 13 News and Sentinel column, “‘Bread and circuses’ nation” — another less-than-factual reactionary attempt to use the fall of the Roman Empire as a metaphor for what ails 21st... more »»

Drivers fail to show respect

July 19, 2015 I just wanted to take a moment to voice my disappointment regarding some fellow drivers who I shared the road with on Saturday, July 11, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. more »»

What are we thinking?

July 19, 2015 Over the past few months, I have become more and more frustrated with some of the legislation being discussed. For one, the legislation or talk of legalizing marijuana in Ohio. more »»



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