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Hearing the word of God

April 27, 2014 I am writing concerning the Freedom From Religion group taking “God” out of schools and off government property. They say it’s going against some people’s Constitutional 1st Amendment rights. more »»

Gay marriage isn’t ‘marriage’ at all

April 21, 2014 Gay marriage. What is it? It is not marriage at all; it is two men or two women choosing to “cohabitate.” It is no different than a man and a woman living together without the benefit of marriage. more »»

Guns help protect people from crime

April 21, 2014 Finally some good news. more »»

Flooded by tricky language, leaders

April 21, 2014 In a recent column (Parkersburg News and Sentinel, March 30) the executive editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer (owned by the same company that owns the Parkersburg News and Marietta Times) suggeste... more »»

Severance tax not needed

April 20, 2014 State officials are busy again coming up with new ways to remove the anticipated wealth from Southeastern Ohio. more »»

Keeping youth off drugs

April 20, 2014 On April 13, I watched the McLaughlin Group who discussed our nation’s drug dilemma, stating the USA makes up 5 percent of the world’s population and has 25 percent of the world’s prison population,... more »»

Feed To Achieve! Really?

April 20, 2014 In response to “Schools must increase effort in food program,” how in the world did we get to a point in our country when our schools became responsible for feeding our children instead of us the... more »»

Taking back the school system

April 20, 2014 Student learning and achievement must be the primary focus in any school distric. more »»

Pay attention, Vienna residents

April 20, 2014 I attended the special budget and council meeting Tuesday (15th). The budget and overall council for the third year in a row kept the levy on home residences at the same level. more »»

Dispensing with bogus charges

April 20, 2014 While I have a couple of issues with the President, in recent weeks there have been many letters with many allegations of poor performance on his part — all bogus. more »»

Threat to gun owners is real

April 20, 2014 I would like to respond to Mr. Chambers, who disagrees with my pro-NRA position. The biggest lie is offered by the anti-gunners, that the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty poses no threat to U.S. more »»

Gay marriage opens wrong door

April 20, 2014 One can be opposed to same-sex marriage without “hating” anyone. It’s more a matter of definitions. For 6,000 years, across many cultures, “marriage” applied only to man/woman covenants. more »»

Success at Oak Grove Cemetery

April 20, 2014 About 60 members of our community worked side by side on April 5 to make improvements in Oak Grove Cemetery. more »»

City needs jobs, not ballparks

April 20, 2014 I’m writing concerning the jobs we used to have here in Parkersburg. Here, Mayor Newell is worried about getting a baseball park here in Parkersburg and said it would bring jobs to the area. more »»

Too many slaps on the wrist

April 13, 2014 Recently, there has been a push in the Mid Ohio Valley to bust drug users, traffickers, and suppliers. more »»

What is wrong with our DMV?

April 13, 2014 It seems that everyone I talk to has a horror story about the DMV. more »»

The NRA’s self-serving lie

April 13, 2014 I believe that most of the pro-gun rhetoric these days is distortion and lies frequently initiated by the NRA. Mr. Wolverton took exception to my position with his letter-to-the-editor on April 6. more »»

AARP’s sellout to Obamacare

April 13, 2014 My jaw dropped when I read your page one article about the scam awareness program, which is promoted by AARP. A scam is the intent to defraud a person after gaining their trust. more »»

Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ rule

April 13, 2014 Barack Hussein Obama’s miraculous ascension to the presidency was the greatest marketing ploy ever conceived and implemented. more »»

BOE gets an ‘F’ for failure

April 13, 2014 I find it somewhat hypocritical that the Wood County Board of Education decides to give the superintendent an unsatisfactory on his evaluation. And even more so after he announces his retirement. more »»



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