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Newell: Good times ahead for Parkersburg

Mayor delivers State of the City address

January 9, 2013

PARKERSBURG — This year marks the beginning of Parkersburg’s “most progressive times,” according to Mayor Bob Newell....

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Jan-11-13 3:05 AM

Dear God! The Dudes who are arguing w/each other...get a room!!!! And for the "generalizing" person who commented negatively about Republican/Tea Party members...umm, if Mayor

Newell was re-elected, it was also with the help of people like me and my wife and friends.Yes, Conservative Republicans! I happen to think that Mayor Newell has been one of the great Mayors, as all one has to do is look around and see all the changes; positive changes. It's interesting to read people's griping, moaning, and groaning, but lack of ANY viable challenging ideas. Actually, it's rather sad, and is what has kept this city from ANY substantial growth and change for DECADES! Complain about no growth, but complain about any growth. It's rather schizophrenic. I for one am excited about possible growth, and new business, bringing in more people. And folks, PLEASE STOP complaining about the user fee! I pay it too, and have no problems with it. Most cities have a user fees.

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Jan-10-13 1:32 PM

Good times ahead for Parkersburg does that mean he is resigning and leaving the area. Wishful thinking. Vocal minority only because we do not agree with him. Newell is the worst thing that has happened to Parkersburg in a long time.

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Jan-09-13 10:30 PM

This guy they call Mayor sure has a bad attitude towards others and sure does not seem like he respects anyone with an opinion that is different than his. From what I have seen of this turkey, he likes to spend tax money pretty foolishly

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Jan-09-13 8:51 PM

Will someone please tell me why if newell is so bad why he wasn't voted out ?

Is tallman that much more terrible ?

Looking for answers there backie boy

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Jan-09-13 8:50 PM

Joe stop using so many names bro. Chill

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Jan-09-13 8:24 PM

Fatman: That's what Democrats do!

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Jan-09-13 8:09 PM

Here we go newell and reed they will spend your money.they dont understand grant money is paid by tax payers . We need to cut spending not increase it.

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Jan-09-13 6:56 PM


Why would I need to post my name ? Do you want to date me ? I am not interested.

You didn't post your name until I called you out everyone knows that.

To clarify about OVU

I went there I am atheist (I don't care they are christian) I had a wonderful time at OVU because I was there for my education.

If everywhere you go trouble finds you then maybe your the trouble.

Nobody answered my question either

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Jan-09-13 2:25 PM

Didn't people decide what can happen in November and they stuck with Newell ? Either Tallman is the worst of the worst or Newell is making strides and it is being observed by the community.

Which one is it ?

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Jan-09-13 2:15 PM

Guy007 - You may wish to check with Newell asking those who disagree with him to leave town. He relies on his so called "silent minority" to pay his user fee. As the town continues to go down hill around him, there will always be plenty of room for everyone.

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Jan-09-13 1:44 PM

For those of you unhappy with the progressive Mayor Newell,you can get happy again by getting the*****out of Parkersburg,and go elsewhere where the leader can appease your insatiable needs.

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Jan-09-13 12:56 PM

the comment section always cracks me up just because so many guys like backus have so many profiles and accounts, then they agree with their posts. self-esteem issues for days.

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Jan-09-13 10:21 AM

Parkersburg is being left behind because few leaders and many citizens have no vision for the future. Too many old cranky people who will never be happy with any one or anything. Most of the young adults have to move away because there is nothing in Parkersburg for them...Change happens, but I guess not in Parkersburg.

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Jan-09-13 9:48 AM

Amen, Diablo. The upcoming lawsuits, and the ones not yet filed will be more than enough to end this run of his. The silence will finally be broken and ALL of Parkersburg will see the evidence of the past 7 years. Soon........

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Jan-09-13 9:33 AM

Hey Mayor Newell - What about the "silent minority" who have no voice in the election process? You know, the ones who work in your city, live outside your city, but pay your User Fee?

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Jan-09-13 9:31 AM

who's stupid idea was it to take a lane for cars from juliana st. and make a little bike lane?...i have NEVER seen anyone biking on that street and i travel it often..dumb, dumb, dumb idea!...

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Jan-09-13 8:14 AM

Phoenix why so much hate for the Mayor ?

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Jan-09-13 7:50 AM

This year marks the beginning of Parkersburg's "most progressive times," according to Mayor Bob Newell.Translation: Good times for the good 'ol boys in P-burg." The rest of us are screwed!

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Jan-09-13 7:47 AM

Newell can lay his hand on the Bible without bursting into flame with some of the whoppers he's told? PRICELESS!!

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Jan-09-13 7:05 AM

Tea party will forever be sad they didn't get enough votes to change how the election went.

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Jan-09-13 2:41 AM

maybe he'll get the toll brigde fixed right this time..not just a fresh coat of paint.Nothing has been done to it since the price increase.

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Jan-09-13 1:34 AM

Typical ego maniac newell. Yes there are good times ahead, DEC 31 2016 will be the end of his dictaroship. Hopefully this city council will not be a rubber stamp council

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Jan-09-13 12:42 AM

This was Newell's awkward way of giving those who dare disagree with him the finger. Hopefully the new members of council will be able to make decisions on their own based on what is really best for parkersburg. Saying "NO" to Newell when he is wrong is not a sign of weakness but a sign of doing what is right, something the "User Fee Five" didn't have the backbone to do.

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