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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 »»

Not the same as pushing atheism

May 5, 2014 I think that our civics classes have failed the local population. Last week I read so many letters that made me shudder with shame with the ignorance they represented. more »»

Speak for those less fortunate

May 4, 2014 I certainly hope that every registered voter uses his right to vote in Ohio and West Virginia during this primary election and again in Novembe. more »»

Azinger signs are misleading

May 4, 2014 It is hard enough for voters to keep the candidates straight in a primary election without obstacles being placed in their path. more »»

Jeremy Barton for commission

May 4, 2014 Soon we will have a primary election for the Republican candidate for Washington County Commissioner. I would like the citizens of Washington County to support Jeremy Barton. I have known Mr. more »»

Our VFDs are invaluable

May 4, 2014 On April 5, 2014, our rural home on Hope Hill Road caught fire in the early morning. We attempted to fight the fire but needed to call the Lubeck VFD. more »»

Media wrong about Mausali

May 4, 2014 In the coverage of the incident surrounding Mr. Mausali’s death, WTAP and The Parkersburg News found it necessary to drag him through the mud by replaying his previous brushes with the law. more »»

Thoughts on low wages

May 4, 2014 People can not make enough wages at $7.25 an hour to live a decent life. Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour will do no good unless a cost of living increase is attached to it. more »»

Dennis will listen to our needs

May 4, 2014 I came to Ohio in 1971 as a young girl. I fell in love with this area, and raised my own family here in Southeastern Ohio. more »»

A wonderful birthday party

May 4, 2014 On March 21, my daughter had a wonderful 85th birthday party for me at the Golden Corral. I saw so many old and new friends, and I thought this would be a perfect way to thank them all. more »»

Lantz can win House seat

May 4, 2014 Yolan Dennis is an attractive, and very nice person. I like her. more »»

Electing knowledgeable leaders

April 27, 2014 Despite the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the contamination of the Elk River and the drinking water in West Virginia, the groundwater pollution from 33 coal ash dumps and the... more »»

Time to fix our schools

April 27, 2014 The result of the shift from parental control and local autonomy to centralized government control is evident in school proficiency data. more »»

Why is ‘anonymous’ afraid?

April 27, 2014 This is in response to “anonymous,” who has caused such an uproar at Parkersburg South High School and in Wood Count. more »»



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