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Matchup more than a game

January 24, 2016 Last Saturday, the Parkersburg South boys basketball team hosted the Wheeling Park Patriots in the #AnnasArmy Game to Cure Friedrich’s Ataxi. more »»

Movie tells Benghazi truth

January 24, 2016 If anyone has any doubts about the culpability of Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama in the disaster that was Benghazi, they should see the movie “13 Hour. more »»

Learn facts on Iran dealings

January 24, 2016 To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1981 release of American hostages from captivity in Iran, a new batch of fibs concerning our country’s policies toward that nation has been put forward to... more »»

Babies valued less than dogs?

January 24, 2016 I read a news report Wednesday that stated a Springfield, Ohio, man was jailed for trying to have “an innocent dog killed.” He gets 30 days, no probation or work release, and a $50,000 bond. more »»

Don't ignore Democrat voters

January 17, 2016 “Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has, after all, decided to at least appear to serve his own Democratic party by announcing he will appoint a Democrat to fill the seat of former state Sen. more »»

Vienna's Home Rule

January 17, 2016 Several months ago while in the application phase for home rule, I spoke before the Vienna City Council and asked them to consider giving back a portion of any additional revenues received from the... more »»

Trump not the best choice

January 17, 2016 Donald Trump will not be the Republican Party nominee for president in 2016. He is leading in the polls now, but will rapidly fall off in the primary election season. more »»

Solve area's unsolved murders

January 17, 2016 Garry Cowderly. Ronzel Dornon. Darrel Boyce. John Nestor. Tracy Thompson. Cindy Ball. These are some of the names of unsolved murder victims in the Mid Ohio Valley. more »»

Human Society give thanks

January 17, 2016 The 7th annual They Light Up Our Lives fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley was another success! Over 35 contributors donating more than $1500, honored and remembered 178 pets. more »»

Big Brothers Big Sisters blessed

January 17, 2016 The spirit of Christmas was shared by children who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, their “big” mentors and their families the weekend before Christmas. more »»

Anti-intellectualism is a problem

January 17, 2016 Anti-intellectualism is a main cause of our faltering society. We are divided. Not as dramatically as the antebellum era but our culture of ignorance could be our next downfall. more »»

Community support appreciated

January 17, 2016 With the return of one of its most popular displays, the Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 21st year on Nov. 21, 2015. more »»

Drug company to blame, too

January 17, 2016 The editorial on Jan. more »»

Do away with fees

January 10, 2016 I’m writing concerning all the fees the taxpayers pay here in the city of Parkersburg. There is a police fee, fire fee, user fee ... more »»

Rate increase will hurt poor

January 10, 2016 I have been reading that the water provider for Wood County is planning to raise the water rates by 15 percent. When I first read about the raise I thought that is beyond belief. more »»

Advocacy is not news

January 10, 2016 The present administration complains about how the Congress is obstructionist, and will not let them accomplish all the wonderful things it wants to do for you and me. more »»

Out of line on McCutcheon

January 10, 2016 I was totally taken aback when I was reading the Sports page and found that Taryn McCutcheon had transferred to a school in Michigan. more »»

Bozo an option this year

January 10, 2016 You know, I always maintained that there are some people, both Democrats and Republicans, that will vote their party line, even if Bozo the Clown won as their presidential candidate. more »»

Writer should look in mirror

January 3, 2016 In the Dec. 20, 2015, issue of the Parkersburg News, we were treated to another condescending, hateful screed by frequent contributor, Fred O’Neill. more »»

Social Security and shame

January 3, 2016 So the bureaucracy has decided that there is no reason to increase the Social Security payouts, even for an amount as low as 2-3 percen. more »»



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