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Potholes and panhandlers

March 7, 2015 I read The News and Sentinel lead story a short time ago, and the article named three top priorities of this city’s government. Granted, the #1 item listed was roads. more »»

Netanyahu visit simply a ploy

March 7, 2015 Today our nation and the nation of Israel suffered a major embarrassment as Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress. First of all, Article II, Section 3, Clause 3 of the U.S. more »»

Article brings back memories

March 7, 2015 I enjoyed the article in the weekend paper about Coca-Cola bottles. I worked in the Research and Development lab in the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, glass containers division, in Fairmont, W.V. more »»

‘Freedom’ to smoke is deadly

March 7, 2015 Good progress was being made in the area to reduce the danger of second-hand smoke in public places. Now it seems a backward step has been taken due to a recent bill. more »»

Time to clean out city hall

March 1, 2015 It’s true the city of Parkersburg has its problems and, Lord knows, they make mistakes. The community is free to speak its mind and not get locked away. So, welcome to the city of Parkersburg today. more »»

Drug tests not too much to ask

March 1, 2015 In the Feb. 20 issue of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, a House bill regarding whether those receiving public assistance should be required to be drug tested was discussed. more »»

Still much kindness in our area

March 1, 2015 I just wanted to publicly thank the young lady and her three young gentlemen from Williamstown that stopped to clean my sidewalk last Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 18. more »»

Obama's crimes against liberty

March 1, 2015 Our Republic has suffered from nearly every form of scallywag, thief, liar, and wannabe dictator serving or disserving in the Oval Office. more »»

Watching Fox beats thinking

March 1, 2015 Mr. Wolverton’s letter last Sunday praising Fox News struck a chord. He complains of bias in all TV networks except Fox. I watched Fox several years ago for maybe 10 minutes. more »»

The Freeport snowplow angel

March 1, 2015 My husband and I would like to say how very much we appreciated the “Snowplow Angel” that plowed our driveway on Feb. 22 in the Freeport are. more »»

Transparency needed at board

March 1, 2015 Last Sunday, Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported a large waste of taxpayers’ money at the Wood County School Board Office. Is it true over $1.1 million is wasted on academic coaches, etc. more »»

Wisdom comes from God

March 1, 2015 There has been much said lately about school zones and people not obeying the law. more »»

Let's see some Oscar contenders

March 1, 2015 Once again the Oscar program has come and gone — or as it is known locally, “The festival of films too intelligent to be shown to the yokels in Washington and Wood countie. more »»

Answers needed about spending

February 22, 2015 I am a business owner. My tax receipts show I pay a lot of money each year for the Wood County Schools. I want them to use my money wisely and produce well-educated students. more »»

Innocent until proven guilty

February 22, 2015 I have never written a letter to the editor before but feel I must. Was the Feb. more »»

Women will remember in 2016

February 22, 2015 It didn’t take long for West Virginians to discover the brave new world of a legislature dominated by right-wing extremists. more »»

Making a story more interesting

February 22, 2015 I have watched and listened the past few weeks to the news media having a high old time at the expense of Brian Williams as he recalls nearly meeting his fate while reporting on the Iraq war, which... more »»

Finding a cure for ODS

February 22, 2015 After reading the letter to the editor in the Feb. 1 News and Sentinel, I would like to comment on my own observations of the Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS). more »»

Wasting our tax dollars

February 22, 2015 I am writing this letting in regards to the Marietta city councilman’s statement about raising the city’s sewer rate and blaming the commissioners. more »»

Worry about Common Core

February 22, 2015 We should worry about Common Core used in our area public schools. We should not blame teachers or our kids for its failings. more »»



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