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Speeders are dangerous

May 18, 2014 I am writing in hope of getting a problem solved of the speeding that goes on 27th Street. more »»

Parent-teen pact on driving

May 18, 2014 As we move through the prom, graduation and summer celebration season, I believe it is important to remind parents of a sobering statistic: More than one-third of the year’s alcohol related teen... more »»

Home rule or home ruler?

May 18, 2014 Home rule or home ruler, that’s the question. The mayor is not the one who will impose taxes, it is your city counci. more »»

Wise comments recommended

May 18, 2014 I am writing to you concerning the recent article that was published on May 7, titled “Voicing Concerns. more »»

But no money for tax relief

May 12, 2014 I attended the city budget meeting on the 6th and was quickly overwhelmed at the arrogance of the budget committee. It is pushing forward to immediately hire the Economic Development Director. more »»

An absence of conscience

May 12, 2014 Annette Bosworth, Republican candidate in South Dakota who is calling recipients of welfare, animals, is a doctor. more »»

An horrific act of cruelty

May 12, 2014 I am touched by the outcry of those shocked and grieving over the recent horrific dog cruelty act in our community. more »»

Keeping schools neutral on faith

May 11, 2014 This letter is a response to the uproar from the community over the recent decision by the Board of Education to strike Philippians 4:13 from various public resources at Parkersburg South High School. more »»

League’s effort benefits voters

May 11, 2014 I wonder if anyone realizes the work and dedication that goes into the Voter’s Guide co-produced by the Parkersburg News and Sentinel and the Wood County League of Women Voters. more »»

A thank you to Marietta

May 11, 2014 On behalf of Ann Amash, and the family of Charles A. more »»

Turning river into a trash heap

May 11, 2014 Massive amounts of plastic trash can be seen floating down the Ohio River, especially following a heavy rai. more »»

Minimum wage hike folly

May 11, 2014 Most people are aware of the West Virginia minimum wage hike and Obama’s call for forced wage hikes, but I must disagree with forced wage increases. more »»

Health care law is working

May 11, 2014 A new report by the Congressional Budget Office out today (Monday, May 5, 2014) states that more than 12 million people will gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in this year, and... more »»

Reaching out to those in need

May 11, 2014 On Sunday, April 27, folks from the community, various churches, and Wood County Christian School came together to help a local family. more »»

A sin that God condemns

May 11, 2014 A few weeks ago, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel printed an article about a man who put cats/kittens in a bag and threw them in the water to drown them. more »»

Real dangers of GMOs

May 11, 2014 In the early 1990s, Monsanto wanted to be able to sell its super weed killer, Roundup, to farmers to kill weeds around food plants, but couldn’t because the plants would die on contact with it. more »»

Vote for pro-life candidates

May 11, 2014 If you believe God created all life, born and unborn, and that abortion is the taking of human life made in His image, then you have a duty to do all you can to end abortion. more »»

‘Prayer’ coverage appreciated

May 11, 2014 It was with great pleasure I read your publication of the Parkersburg newspaper on May 2nd. I was very pleased to see extensive coverage of “National Day of Prayer. more »»

Don’t privatize Social Security

May 5, 2014 Call me an extremist, but I think privatizing Social Security and Medicare would be an insane thing to do. more »»

An unflattering review of the city

May 5, 2014 I wrote a review of the city of Parkersburg, W.Va., on one of their Facebook pages this morning. That review will never see the light of day I am sure. more »»



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