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Mayor Newell’s money grab

April 6, 2014 Mayor Newell wants to raise your taxes almost $5 million. Full stop. That should be the take home message. Don’t be distracted by all the talk of “Home Rule. more »»

Welcoming home Vietnam vets

April 6, 2014 I recently attended and participated in the Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony March 29 at the Parkersburg City Park. There was a crowd of about 200 people. more »»

A responsibility to the future

March 30, 2014 This letter is in regards to the News and Sentinel’s mention of support for the proposed cracker plant by all those who stand to make a lot of money with its inception. more »»

Welcoming all veterans

March 30, 2014 Regarding the March 23 letter to the editor in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, titled “Remember All Our Veterans,” Ms. more »»

Soccer devotee deserves honor

March 30, 2014 The Marietta Soccer League Board of Directors would like to congratulate long-time board member, referee, coach, referee assignor and trainer, and overall soccer enthusiast Karl Kronberg for his... more »»

Always think like Madison

March 30, 2014 Many have sound reasons for the Second Amendment: hunting, self defense, collecting, competitive marksmanship, etc. more »»

Thinking for yourself

March 30, 2014 An informed and educated electorate is a fundamental building block of any successful democrac. more »»

Speak out for senior citizens

March 30, 2014 I am writing because of an ongoing threat to the Medicare Advantage program. Back in 2010, Congress approved $200 billion in cuts to the program as part of the Affordable Care Act. more »»

Gun rights are threatened

March 30, 2014 I would like to respond to Mr. Chambers’ letter to the editor of March 23, titled, “Pimping for the gun industry.” Mr. Chambers has a right to his opinion. more »»

Evil in fashionable clothing

March 30, 2014 “When dogs are evenly matched the outcome is unpredictable.” The United States of America is now equally matched to other countries. more »»

Vandalizing a cemetery

March 30, 2014 Its Spring! How do I know, because the cemetery stripped everything off of the graves again this year. more »»

Family appreciates benefit

March 30, 2014 I would like to thank everyone that came out for the Benefit of Hope and Love for myself and my husband Randy Lee, March 22 at the Ben Bey Grotto on Spider Ridge. more »»

Vienna’s slow FOIA response

March 25, 2014 I have been submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for over a year with very mixed results. more »»

WASCO support is appreciated

March 25, 2014 On behalf of WASCO, Inc., I would like to thank the many community members who contributed to making our third annual Mardis Gras event a success. more »»

Review good for spinal patients

March 24, 2014 One positive aspect of the Obamacare law rests with the new Medicare program called the Medicare Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reporter, or PEPPER. more »»

Please vote no on Warren School levy

March 24, 2014 I am a retired person and I understand the Warren School Levy will be on the ballot again this April. more »»

Gearing up for tourism season

March 24, 2014 Recently, the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, had the pleasure of hosting the pre-familiarization tour... more »»

Group didn’t lobby for bill

March 23, 2014 When the West Virginia Business and Industry Council’s Chris Hamilton claims that the False Claims Act (HB 4001) would have been a “bonanza for plaintiffs’ attorneys,” he’s either misleading state... more »»

Insurance tax hurts businesses

March 23, 2014 It is unacceptable for the federal government to force self-employed individuals and small businesses to pay higher premiums for health insurance. more »»

Pimping for the gun industry

March 23, 2014 The News and Sentinel printed a letter to the editor on March 16 titled, “Protect the 2nd Amendment.” As you might expect, that letter writer was a gun owne. more »»



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