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Vienna police prompt in response

July 20, 2014 On June 19, 2014, my wife and I were leaving town to attend the West Virginia State Folk in Glenville. more »»

What Rep. Johnson didn’t say

July 20, 2014 In a recent column (July 4) Representative Bill Johnson complains that under President Obama gasoline went from $1.84 on the day of his inauguration to $3.68 today. more »»

Educators didn’t create guides

July 13, 2014 Once again, The News and others are playing a blame game in regards to poverty levels in West Virginia and criticizing educators at all levels for societal factors which West Virginia Department of... more »»

Article brings back memories

July 13, 2014 I enjoyed reading about the Butcher Bend 4-H campgrounds. Our first camp, 1934, Mt. Zion club went to Province Grove, next year to Camp Barbe, then Butcher Bend. more »»

Not in the best interest of kids

July 13, 2014 As a retired educator, I found Jim Mullen’s July 7 article very disturbing. more »»

Find a way to help refugees

July 13, 2014 The Fourth of July celebration was marred by the images in Murrieta, Calif., of people shouting and carrying signs of hate. I thought this was the land of the free, the home of the brave. more »»

A quick and easy opinion quiz

July 13, 2014 Are you confused about the Mideast? Like most Americans, do you think the president has done a bad job, but don’t have a clue as to why you think so? Let me help sort things out. more »»

Wonderful and honest people

July 13, 2014 There are truly wonderful and honest people in our area! I lost an item at the Marietta Walmart store in the parking lot. When I noticed it was gone, I went back to see if it was there. more »»

Thanks to Mayor Rapp

July 13, 2014 I want to thank Mayor Randy Rapp of Vienna for his kindness and thoughtfulness in resolving a water issue on fourth Avenue with great haste and concern for his peopl. more »»

A desire to be welcoming

July 6, 2014 Every year the Mid-Ohio Valley Friends (Quakers) engage people at the Multi-Cultural Festival in discussion about important issues. more »»

Goodbye to the Fourth of July

July 6, 2014 The Declaration of Independence is the greatest document ever written about government because it established the first form of government based upon “the laws of nature and nature’s God. more »»

Thank you, Mid-Ohio Valley

July 6, 2014 After 10 years in downtown Marietta, Barking Dog Books and Art LLC is closing its bricks-and-mortar retail operation and moving. Our last day at 212 Putnam St. in Marietta will be Saturday, July 1. more »»

Coal is already in decline

July 6, 2014 When John D. Rockefeller began his political career he campaigned against mountaintop removal and other excesses of coal mining. more »»

Dogs a blessing from God

July 6, 2014 I am Bette Crimmel Creasey Morris, and I love dogs. I know many of you may know this, but some may not. God spelled backward is dog, and I believe this is meant to be. more »»

The real war on women

July 6, 2014 This weekend we celebrate the 238th birthday of the document declaring us a sovereign nation with the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. more »»

Showing kindness to the poor

July 6, 2014 There has been one constant in the 20 places I have lived, which bears out Christ’s verity — “The poor shall always be with us. more »»

Reds Legends was special

July 6, 2014 I would like to thank everyone who made the 21st annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic a very special occasion. So many good people from our community worked hard at this year’s even. more »»

VA bashing unnecessary

July 6, 2014 In response to the letter to the editor dated June 29 about transportation for her father to the VA Hospital in Clarksburg, the hospital has no control over DAV and their transportation procedure. more »»

Therapeutic services needed

July 6, 2014 I left Marietta at 18 and have only returned for brief visits to see my family. more »»

Looking out for taxpayers

July 6, 2014 The taxpayers of Wood County need an advocate. It is apparent after the stadium fiasco that nobody is looking out for the taxpayer. more »»



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