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Speaker’s vulgarity distracting

September 21, 2014 Always eager to learn, I traveled to Marietta College to an event sponsored by the Esbenshade Series for the communit. more »»

Losing our freedoms

September 21, 2014 What is the Commander and Chief and President thinking? As our nation is facing a high level of terrorist plots, goes on national television and said “We don’t have a strategy to deal with the... more »»

Hate for Barton unwarranted

September 21, 2014 I’m sorry that Jim Rapp feels slapped in the face by the choice of Republican dinner speaker David Barton. However, the hate that he ascribes to Mr. more »»

The kindness of strangers

September 21, 2014 On Sept. 11, my husband and I were at the dentist. We left and went to the Dog House on Seventh Street for our lunch. We were seated across from a young woman and little boy age 3 or 4. more »»

Food pantry appreciates help

September 21, 2014 A big thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Marietta for giving out children’s reading books and pencils during the Washington County Fair Parade and for collecting donations for the Marietta Community... more »»

First Amendment problem

September 14, 2014 The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were farsighted in formulating a Constitution based on the concept of representative democracy. more »»

Big money killing democracy

September 14, 2014 Why would anyone want to continue giving tax incentives that encourage companies to move their factories overseas? That’s just what many in Congress are doing and the only explanation is that they... more »»

Shooting tame deer inhumane

September 14, 2014 I would like to make a comment about the 7-point buck (a tame deer) that the wildlife officer shot in Clarington, Ohio. How can they legally shoot the deer? The deer never hurt anyone. more »»

Older and looking for a job

September 14, 2014 Over 55 and looking for a job, even part-time? Forget it. I am a female with an education and a long work history, but for some reason cannot find a job. more »»

Remember what coal means

September 14, 2014 Where have the leaders of the United Mine Workers of America been for the last six years? After losing 17,000 jobs in the coal industry, these leaders are now scoffing at the term, “war on coal. more »»

Tennant isn’t bought, paid for

September 14, 2014 What Congresswoman Capito wants to do for her special interest backers should be a wakeup call for all West Virginians. more »»

Big Brother at the festival

September 14, 2014 This past weekend I had occasion to find myself on the Marietta side of the river for the Sternwheel Festival. I was dismayed and alarmed by what I saw. more »»

Garrison supports working class

September 14, 2014 To me it seems fair that when the federal Government has a construction project that they should hire local workers. But Representative Bill Johnson disagrees with m. more »»

Preserving a part of the past

September 7, 2014 The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society wants to express its deep appreciation to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and local television and radio stations for the excellent coverage we... more »»

Wallowing in goose dung

September 7, 2014 What would we think if people went about relieving themselves and leaving their waste behind in our public parks, beaches and even on our personal and private lands? Or, to tone it down a bit and... more »»

Revise heating aid eligibility

September 7, 2014 Winter is a hard time for many in the Mid-Ohio Valley, due to the cost of heat bills rising. more »»

GOP speaker a slap in the face

September 7, 2014 The newspaper recently announced that Mr. David Barton will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 annual Republican dinner on Sept.18. Conservatives know Mr. more »»

Yolan Dennis for Ohio House

September 7, 2014 In the Ohio House of Representatives 94th District, Washington County resident Yolan Dennis, a Republican, will bring fresh positive ideas in her challenge to Athens County incumbent Democrat Debbie... more »»

UMW chose the right candidate

September 7, 2014 This letter is in response to the ridiculous editorial in Thursday’s paper. I am so glad that you all and your Republican paper can make the decision for the UMW. more »»

Removing parking is an insult

September 7, 2014 I am truly amazed that the city of Parkersburg removed all the parking meters on Second Street to install a new bicycle path. Those meters were full Monday through Friday every wee. more »»



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