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Wait for a better hand

January 18, 2015 I’m writing concerning Mayor Newell’s State of the City address. more »»

Prevailing wages good for state

January 18, 2015 The original intent of prevailing wages was to keep out of state and foreign workers from stealing the jobs of local workers. more »»

Thoughts for Vienna residents

January 18, 2015 Now that the city has entered the silly season again; allow me to make some suggestions on how the people in Vienna: Taxpayers, residents, businesses can be best served by the city council. 1. more »»

Lights committee offers thanks

January 18, 2015 Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 20th year on Nov. 22, 2014, with new light displays as well as some of the standard, and much admired, ones from the past. more »»

The final nail in the coffin

January 18, 2015 Mr. John D. Milqetoast read your Jan. 7, 2015, Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The final nail was driven in the coffin of the working downtrodden. more »»

Don’t slap wrist of drug users

January 18, 2015 I read The Parkersburg News seven days a week. What I find very troubling is the On the Record section with the high number of drug arrests and how they are handle. more »»

‘Pappy’s’ tribute appreciated

January 18, 2015 This is in response to the letter on Jan. 11 from Earl W. Smith for his kind words and empathy regarding my Dad, Steven “Pappy” Strak. more »»

Reaching out for life’s joy

January 11, 2015 The Jan. 2 edition of the Parkersburg News included the obituary of Steven Leonard “Pappy” Straka. His obituary was uncommonly curious as it read: “He was a faithful patron of Audrey’s Bar and Gril. more »»

Sights from ‘Shop with a Cop’

January 11, 2015 What I saw at “Shop with a Cop:” I saw 101 kids crowd into Wal-Mart with hearts full of eager expectation. more »»

Appreciating a job well done

January 11, 2015 I can’t recall a time when I have felt it more necessary to express my sincere appreciate for a job well done as I do now. I recently purchased a Generac from Lowe’s that was installed on Thursday. more »»

Cindy Ball deserves justice

January 11, 2015 I decided a while back to never write another letter to be published in this newspaper again because I don’t believe this newspaper has been fair and balanced when reporting anything negative about... more »»

Mayor right on panhandling

January 11, 2015 Kudos to Mayor Newell for having the panhandler signs put up around the city. I have witnessed a van dropping people off to panhandle. more »»

Benefit organizers appreciate help

January 11, 2015 We would like to thank everyone who contributed, however big or small, to our Ashley Hoff Benefit, Brunch with Santa on Dec. 21 at the K of C Hall in Churchtown, Ohio. more »»

Dems usurped by vicious left

January 4, 2015 It’s most interesting that the state Democratic Party, feeling the sting of the latest election, is pointing fingers and assigning blame for their unexpected uprooting in West Virginia. more »»

Restore commission schedule

January 4, 2015 As we approach the new year, politically we are seeing major changes across the state of West Virginia. more »»

Panhandler signs are offensive

January 4, 2015 Recently, the city has placed signs throughout town claiming that giving to “panhandlers” supports their “drug and alcohol problems. more »»

An expensive business trip

January 4, 2015 Last spring, Marietta College upended the lives of 20 of its employees by terminating their employment without notice. This action was supposedly taken because of a financial emergency. more »»

Stand up and be counted

January 4, 2015 Attended City Council meeting on the 11th. more »»

Christmas Eve Samaritans

January 4, 2015 On Christmas Eve, I was taking my granddaughters to the candlelight service at my church. My tire went flat right off Staunton. We had left our cell phones at home to charge. more »»

Be an angel for the unborn

January 4, 2015 For hundreds of years the Mass of the Holy Innocents three days after Christmas has commemorated the slaughter of male babies in Bethlehem by King Herod who was afraid of the prophecy that baby... more »»



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