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Not a responsible editorial

May 25, 2014 The Parkersburg News editorial accusing teachers and union representatives were making excuses for test scores lower than other states was labeled unconscionable. more »»

A sinister process of law

May 25, 2014 The Rebecca Grady hearings are still going on and she still has not been seated in the council meetings in Chesterhill as a real member of that post to which she has been legally elected by the... more »»

Encouraging kids with words

May 25, 2014 On April 28, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Edison Middle School Band Spring Concert. The concert was held at the Parkersburg South Auditorium. more »»

Benghazi accountability lacking

May 25, 2014 In questioning by Sen. Johnson about the Sept. 11, 2012, bombing at the U.S. more »»

Obamacare is not the answer

May 25, 2014 Health care law is working? A recent letter to the editor stated the above, minus the question mark. more »»

Mutual understanding, respect

May 25, 2014 Mr. Harpool’s letter in your May 11 edition implied that the community overreacted to the Board of Education’s order to remove Philippians 4:13 from the school’s premises. more »»

Food drive help appreciated

May 25, 2014 On Saturday, May 10, the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was held. The food collected was distributed to local food pantries in Washington County. more »»

Nothing has changed on street

May 25, 2014 I am glad to see since I wrote about the 19th Street raceway nothing has changed. more »»

Honoring foster families

May 25, 2014 May is recognized across the country as National Foster Care Month, a time to honor America’s foster families. more »»

A great place to call home

May 25, 2014 Sometimes we see something so often we take it for granted. Such is probably the case with our own community. Recently, when I stopped overnight in Mt. Arlington, N.. more »»

Let candidate serve community

May 25, 2014 I wanted to write a letter concerning the village council issue in Chesterhill. I want to know about voters’ right. more »»

Don’t blame Obama for coal demise

May 19, 2014 Your May 14 edition reported that, for the first time, a woman would be elected to the U.S. Senate from West Virginia. more »»

Finish theater work soon

May 19, 2014 Re: Colony-People’s Bank Theater: Fourteen years? Let’s hope it is really finished soon. more »»

Common Core is untested

May 18, 2014 Since many high ranking officials from the West Virginia Department of Education have gone on record as saying there is so much misinformation and misunderstanding about what the Common Core... more »»

Not the way to do a job

May 18, 2014 Today I was standing on my porch above our garage watching my son play, and the trash service comes to collect the garbag. more »»

Doesn’t make it right

May 18, 2014 How fortunate Parkersburg is to have concerned citizens in the community looking out for the ignorance some of us have of the law by having a Bible scripture removed from the Parkersburg South High... more »»

We must do better

May 18, 2014 FDR is one of my heroes and for all his faults he had more love for America, compassion for the poor and downtrodden and faith in the human spirit than anyone since, except possibly President Kennedy. more »»

Point Park needs benches

May 18, 2014 In a recent issue of your paper, an extra section was devoted to county parks. I would like to see some emphasis applied to city parks — in particular Point Park. more »»

Limit the use of glyphosate

May 18, 2014 Recent studies have shown that a major part of our food, namely soybeans, wheat, corn, rice and sugar, is essentially contaminated by exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and tha... more »»

Speeders are dangerous

May 18, 2014 I am writing in hope of getting a problem solved of the speeding that goes on 27th Street. more »»



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