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Accepting refugees a mistake

November 1, 2015 Recently there has been talk within the Obama administration of bringing in 200,000 Syrian refugees. Unfortunately, the majority of these are young me. more »»

Benghazi hearing hidden

November 1, 2015 I was curious how the Parkersburg News and Sentinel would report the Benghazi hearing on Oct. 22 with former SOS Hillary Clinton. I was disappointed but not surprised. more »»

Football detracts from education

November 1, 2015 I am a retired educator, secondary and colleg. more »»

Kindness, help appreciated

October 25, 2015 A few weeks ago, I was working in the beauty salon on 19th Street when a little girl came running in to say a lady had fallen on the sidewalk out front. more »»

Price gouging, traffic lights

October 25, 2015 In the last three weeks, I have been to Charleston two times. Gas in our area, here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, was $2.35; in Jackson County, at Fairplains, gas was $1.99. more »»

Vote yes for County Home levy

October 25, 2015 On Nov. 3, the citizens of Washington County will be asked to continue funding for the Washington County Home. The two mill renewal levy will not increase taxes. more »»

Mandate from the people

October 25, 2015 Get rid of Common Core. This is a mandate. It is not stated in the format of a debate resolution. more »»

Christians must stand up

October 25, 2015 There have been facts that show drugs kill brain cells for over 50 years. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you? First Corinthians 6:19A. more »»

Three percent of evil still evil

October 25, 2015 Planned Parenthood supporters argue that only 3 percent of its services are abortions. If there is nothing wrong with abortion, why downplay it? Tell it like it is. more »»

How does Belpre keep rates low?

October 18, 2015 In the past few weeks we have been reading and hearing about a 15 percent increase being sought by Claywood Park Public Service District. more »»

Thanks for Rumble help

October 18, 2015 On Sept.11, the Williamstown Yellowjackets and Marietta Tigers came together and played their Annual “Rumble on the River.” As usual there was sportsmanship on and off the field. more »»

Wood BOE made right decision

October 18, 2015 I would like to commend the Wood County Board of Education for approving the Community Eligibility Program for students in Wood County. more »»

A big 'thank you' to a stranger

October 18, 2015 You know who you are, but I don’t. I just wanted to say “thank you.” I went through Hardee’s drive-up window Oct. 1, to pick up my order. The very nice lady said “Your order is paid for. more »»

Voters must do fact-checking

October 11, 2015 In his Oct. 5 column, “How do voters define ‘extremism’?” Wheeling columnist Mike Myer never answers that interesting question. Instead he poses yet another question. more »»

Bloom! Bloom! Bloom!

October 11, 2015 The City of Marietta recently competed with three towns of approximately the same populations (Warrenville, Ill., Holliston, Mass. and Woodhaven, Mich.) in the America in Bloom (AIB) judging. more »»

Feeding kids good for everyone

October 11, 2015 I have a good friend whose wife was a teacher in one of our local junior high schools. more »»

Get involved in assessor race

October 11, 2015 All that is required to be an assessor is to be 18 years old, live in Wood County and registered to vote. Mr. Shaffer is not the enemy. more »»

Trump running out of self-praise

October 11, 2015 This article is being written to announce the political demise of one Donald Trump, candidate for the presidency of the United States. more »»

Thank you for scramble success

October 5, 2015 Thank God for Marines. GySgt. Jean-Paul Neall, SSgt. Adam Lipscomb and Sgt. Anthony Arriaga invaded Woodridge Golf Club on Aug. 29. It was the first annual “The Marines Are Coming” 4-person scrambl. more »»

Thank you for event help

October 4, 2015 Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. more »»



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