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Thank you, Mid-Ohio Valley

July 6, 2014 After 10 years in downtown Marietta, Barking Dog Books and Art LLC is closing its bricks-and-mortar retail operation and moving. Our last day at 212 Putnam St. in Marietta will be Saturday, July 1. more »»

Coal is already in decline

July 6, 2014 When John D. Rockefeller began his political career he campaigned against mountaintop removal and other excesses of coal mining. more »»

Dogs a blessing from God

July 6, 2014 I am Bette Crimmel Creasey Morris, and I love dogs. I know many of you may know this, but some may not. God spelled backward is dog, and I believe this is meant to be. more »»

The real war on women

July 6, 2014 This weekend we celebrate the 238th birthday of the document declaring us a sovereign nation with the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. more »»

Showing kindness to the poor

July 6, 2014 There has been one constant in the 20 places I have lived, which bears out Christ’s verity — “The poor shall always be with us. more »»

Reds Legends was special

July 6, 2014 I would like to thank everyone who made the 21st annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic a very special occasion. So many good people from our community worked hard at this year’s even. more »»

VA bashing unnecessary

July 6, 2014 In response to the letter to the editor dated June 29 about transportation for her father to the VA Hospital in Clarksburg, the hospital has no control over DAV and their transportation procedure. more »»

Therapeutic services needed

July 6, 2014 I left Marietta at 18 and have only returned for brief visits to see my family. more »»

Looking out for taxpayers

July 6, 2014 The taxpayers of Wood County need an advocate. It is apparent after the stadium fiasco that nobody is looking out for the taxpayer. more »»

W.Va. doesn’t need Manchin

July 6, 2014 I thought I was going to choke when I heard U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin say on Fox News he was considering coming back to West Virginia to run for governor. more »»

Destroying the air that we breathe

June 30, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency proposals were not even released on June 2nd, when groups such as the U.S. more »»

Education doesn’t end with diploma

June 30, 2014 A recent notice of the death of Lucille Kessel, the widow of Carrol Kessel, brings memories of a neighbor in rural Jackson County whose knowledge of the use of the recent acquirement of electricity... more »»

Don’t lock restrooms during events

June 30, 2014 Why were the restrooms at the City Park locked during the Multi-Cultural Festival? The only restrooms available were the ones in the pavilion. more »»

Ideologies not just one issue

June 29, 2014 This is in response to “No way to meet in the middle” by Patrick Radcliff, in the June 22 edition of the News and Sentinel. more »»

Great people helping out

June 29, 2014 One recent news item that has affected my family and the community is movie night in the park. I think that the movie night for families is a great ide. more »»

‘Bitter after-taste’ for Iraq

June 29, 2014 Thomas Sowell’s column on American efforts to create democracy in Iraq raises a good point, “that you can’t create instant democracy like you are making instant coffee. more »»

VA transportation unreliable

June 29, 2014 One recent news item that has affected the community is the scandal regarding the VA hospitals. Although it is more on a national level as opposed to a local one, it is still close to my heart. more »»

Right concerns, wrong decade

June 29, 2014 A lady wrote in last Sunday expressing concern over the direction the country was headed. She not only mentioned Iraq, but also some domestic issues. more »»

Garrison will fight for kids

June 29, 2014 Every child deserves an education that enhances her cognitive, physical and emotional development and abilities. more »»

No way to meet in middle

June 22, 2014 A recent Pew survey confirms that America has become increasingly politically polarized. Ten percent of voters report they are liberal and 10 percent conservative. more »»



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