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Protect the Second Amendment

March 16, 2014 Each time you open a paper or go online, you read of someone in government trying to take, modify, register, or ban our Second Amendment rights in one way or another: assault weapons, magazine... more »»

Don’t give police clunkers

March 16, 2014 In reference to John McIntyre’s letter in the Sunday paper, I live in Vienna and I don’t know anything bout the user fee in Parkersburg, but I do know I appreciate the police car that is parked on... more »»

Don’t adopt out aggressive dogs

March 16, 2014 I must preface this letter by saying that my family appreciates those who work to prevent animal cruelty and we do not advocate mistreatment of animals in any way. more »»

Fix the pothole plague

March 16, 2014 According to Parkersburg officials, the blessed User Fee that everyone that works in the city must pay raised around $2.37 million dollars last year. more »»

Taking control of our schools

March 16, 2014 Dave Flinn’s letter on Sunday prompts me to write because I believe that the average citizen can have more impact locally than on something as huge as Common Core. more »»

Making our talents work for all

March 16, 2014 Brian Williams of NBC recently featured a 3-year-old girl whose IQ of 160 equals that of deceased Albert Einstein. more »»

Fracking skepticism is justified

March 9, 2014 It is refreshing to see in recent opinions an appropriate degree of skepticism over hydrolic fracking proposals in the MOV. more »»

Take care of city employees

March 9, 2014 I’m writing concerning the City of Parkersburg User Fee. I have often wondered where all the money has gone from the user fee that Mayor Newell and city council had passed three years ago. more »»

Fix the potholes at bridge

March 9, 2014 The pothole situation coming off the Memorial Bridge is a disgrace. more »»

Obama’s disastrous presidency

March 9, 2014 On the eve of her husband’s inauguration, Michelle Obama declared, “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country. more »»

MHS’s ‘Blonde’ a great show

March 9, 2014 On behalf of the cast, crew and directors of Marietta Senior High School’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” we would like to thank the community for supporting our show this past weeken. more »»

Everything’s up but our wages

March 9, 2014 I don’t know about you, but for me I am really tired of sales calls, giveaway calls, survey calls, and any other call that is not related to family, friend or business that I deal with. more »»

Finding ways to fight fraud

March 9, 2014 Fighting fraud and abuse in state government — or wherever it may be found — is of paramount importance. more »»

Some attitudes haven’t changed

March 9, 2014 On Feb. 22, you had an article about changing attitudes on intellectually disabled people struggling to find work. I believe attitudes have changed for the better. more »»

Not searching for the truth

March 9, 2014 The march of radical systemic reforms to West Virginia education, under the cover of Common Core, to nationalize education continues. more »»

Subsidizing Vienna’s employees

March 2, 2014 It is unconscionable for the Vienna administration to continue to provide the massive subsidies for the city employees. more »»

A fight to the finish

March 2, 2014 I am puzzled (slightly) by the Democrat-sponsored House Bill 4490, known as the Attorney General Ethics and Accountability Act, submitted by Isaac Sponagule from the 55th District. more »»

Some sounds of spring are ugly

March 2, 2014 The spring-like weather has brought out various vehicle noises that have somewhat been silenced by the weather for a few months. more »»

Stadium committee’s legal scam

March 2, 2014 In my opinion there is only one word to say about the PHS stadium issue — scammed! We are always hearing about scams going on in this area and how to better prepare for such incidents, like never... more »»

Bond set dangerously low

March 2, 2014 I am writing this, as it pertains to a story in Thursday’s edition. The said story was in regards to Emmory Kelley Terrell. more »»



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