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Maroon, gold flags appreciated

March 29, 2015 I would like to thank Tom Ruf and John Knapp for putting up the maroon and gold flags along Highland Avenue in Williamstown Wednesday morning, March 18. more »»

Band laid foundation for career

March 29, 2015 I can still vividly remember my introduction to playing an instrument during my 5th grade year at Lubeck Elementary School. more »»

Reaping what is sown in W.Va.

March 29, 2015 With this new batch of Republican House and Senate members that have taken over the majority, we have finally reached the bottom of the barrel. more »»

Helmets are a necessity

March 29, 2015 As a professional who supports and encourages all efforts to prevent and raise awareness of brain injuries, I want to be sure and inform our citizens that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. more »»

Brace for presidential race

March 29, 2015 The media will be awash with fantasies of Cruz talk. more »»

Music education is crucial

March 22, 2015 This letter is written in response to the Board of Education’s proposed cuts to fifth-grade instrumental music programs. more »»

Fraudulent health claims

March 22, 2015 Recently, advertisements have promoted the use of chiropractic for the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesse. more »»

McCrady had a big impact

March 22, 2015 When Stonewall Jackson died from a wound he suffered in battle, General Lee moaned, “I have lost my right arm. more »»

Schilling deserves honor

March 22, 2015 The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce’s choice of Ken Schilling as Citizen of the Year could not have been bette. more »»

Congratulations all around

March 22, 2015 Kudos to you for the splendid job you are doing! Kudos to John Boehner for inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress! Kudos to John Kasich for attending said speech! Kudos to Tom Cotton... more »»

Obamacare is deeply flawed

March 15, 2015 Recently it was suggested that the Affordable Care Act; aka ACA or Obamacare, must be good because there aren’t many problems yet. more »»

The return of Bill Clinton?

March 15, 2015 As an octogenarian, I realize I am just now getting smart enough to live when I am old enough to die. more »»

Weighing in on pipelines

March 15, 2015 On Tuesday evening, I listened in on the long-winded presentation from Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Energy Dale Arnold as he spoke to about 30 people, most of them senior citizen farm folk from the... more »»

W.Va. taking a step backward

March 15, 2015 The WV Senate passed the concealed carry bill and even this newspaper, to my surprise, gave it a thumbs down stating the bill passage sets up a dangerous possibility that an argument could escalate... more »»

Partnership will not stand

March 15, 2015 I hope you are as concerned as I am about this Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that is being discussed in secret by selected people. more »»

A few workable ideas

March 15, 2015 Three suggestions for “What’s Next WV.” First and most important is good governance at all levels: state, county and city. All three are crying poor mouth for more money to fund whatever. more »»

Concerns for Parkersburg

March 15, 2015 Taxpayers and user-fee citizens, are you tired of this — as (another news organization) referred to Parkersburg, the new Peyton Place? We just paid to send our city leaders to North Dakota to seek... more »»

Benghazi arguments, lies

March 7, 2015 After reading a letter in the March 1, 2015, edition written by Mr. Don Lowe, a quite frequent contributor to the letters section, I felt the need to respond to two of his assertions. more »»

Pipeline, partnership a threat

March 7, 2015 We are witnesses to the results of deregulation. We continue to work our way through the worst financial crash since the Great Depression. more »»

Obama stonewalls on queries

March 7, 2015 From his letter in the Sunday, March 1, News and Sentinel, it seems as though Mr. Lowe takes exception to my opinion of Fox News. First off, I do watch other network news, fairly regularly. more »»



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