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Please say yes to Jesus

March 2, 2014 Many people may not be aware that the great late actor Jimmy Stewart had a distinguished career in the Air Force and served brilliantly during World War II. more »»

Give low-wage workers a raise

March 2, 2014 A lot of controversy is swirling around the President’s endorsement of raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Let’s have a look at this issue. more »»

Finding help for mental illness

March 2, 2014 Events and trends in recent years have strengthened the call to upgrade our national mental health system. more »»

United Way not behind ads

March 2, 2014 It is the time of year again when the National Ad Council (NAC) places advertisements tied to United Way on local radio stations and billboards. more »»

Speaking to our politicians

February 23, 2014 The national spotlight in on West Virginia again because of the chemical spill on the Elk Rive. more »»

Uniforms need to be uniform

February 23, 2014 Mr. Nichols and Mr. Harpool apparently have never served in the U.S. military. more »»

Big money doesn’t live here

February 23, 2014 After the events of 9/11, our great country rose up as one to defend our nation, our homes and our families. more »»

The global warming religion

February 23, 2014 It is interesting that over 95 percent of those who insist “global warming” or “climate change” or whatever is an undeniable fact, are either paid to work in this field, or financial beneficiaries... more »»

Replace leaky gas lines

February 23, 2014 I live on 10th Avenue. Prior to losing gas, my meter froze two times, losing gas. I spoke with three Hope workers. They said there are rusted pinholes in lines that let water run in. more »»

Obama and executive orders

February 23, 2014 Critics are calling President Obama “lawless” due to his use of executive orders. more »»

Perceptions of our military

February 23, 2014 I have a few thoughts on Mr. Harpool’s response to Mr. Dent’s comments on diversity in the military. more »»

Helping Belpre’s economy

February 23, 2014 In reference to business in the city of Belpre, I would like to make a recommendation. To help the economy and still keep the hometown feel, I motion to open a small shopping center. more »»

Ballpark won’t bring in people

February 23, 2014 I’m writing concerning the baseball park Mayor Newell is trying to get here in Parkersburg. more »»

This is just the beginning

February 23, 2014 Recently our water board requested a 30 percent increase over a four-year period and your city council approved this malarkey. Our small city is full of retirees, widows, orphans and poor people. more »»

Polite and caring young people

February 23, 2014 We have had the privilege of attending two of Parkersburg South High School’s fundraisers — girl’s basketball at Rax and the cross country team’s pancake breakfast at Washington Lions Clu. more »»

A fitting tribute to an icon

February 23, 2014 I can’t tell you how much the picture of Shirley Temple Black on the editorial page meant to me. Shirley was riding off into the sunset with that beautiful smile on her face, waving “goodby. more »»

Diversity is good for the military

February 16, 2014 I am writing in response to Brian Dent’s lamentation of Sikhs and Muslims being allowed to express their religion in the U.S. military. Freedom of Religion in the U.. more »»

Unfair tax hurts businesses

February 16, 2014 The economy has already taken a deep toll on small businesses across the country, especially right here in West Virginia. more »»

Clear snow from vehicles

February 16, 2014 Our family was on vacation in Montreal. We had parked in an outdoor paid parking lot. It began to snow heavily. Upon leaving the parking lot the attendants swept off our entire miniva. more »»

Hard questions for Vienna

February 16, 2014 I attended the Vienna City Council meeting and was as usual under impressed with the disrespect that is shown to the taxpayers/residents of this fine city. more »»



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