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Area’s gambling problem growing

March 24, 2013

Once again Wood County is gaining statewide attention, except this time it’s because of the gambling problem here....

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Apr-02-13 10:52 PM must be talking about all the old retired ladies I see would not like you at all LOL

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Mar-27-13 5:35 PM

The only one responsible for the poverty,family abuse,depression,divorce,and criminal activity, all of which are common traits exhibited by the compulsive and addicted gambler, is the gambler himself(herself).

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Mar-25-13 11:06 PM

anyone who disagrees with me is either a non gambler or an idiot...I have years of data to back up my comment...believe me LOL

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Mar-25-13 9:48 AM

Dear harryanderson, Any man who would openly cheat on his wife with a coworker and expect the taxpayers to pick up the tab-a tab he has never been expected to repay?-is not capable of making responsible moral decisions.

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Mar-25-13 5:20 AM

I would like to see them put in a casino in parkersburg...look at the jobs it would create....

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Mar-25-13 3:21 AM

It should be noted that of all our elected officials, only Blair Couch and John Ellem have publicly denounced the proliferation of gambling in our town. Keith Burdette, Bob Newell, the Parkersburg Board of Zoning Appeals, Wayne Dunn, and Steve Gainer all have promoted this blight on our county. Gambling causes domestic violence, poverty, and suicide, and those who vote in favor of it, along with those who operate the establishments, are to blame.

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Mar-24-13 10:19 PM

machines are not hitting like they were...the state has tightened them up..this will put the paycheck gamblers over the edge..just saying...

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Mar-24-13 7:25 PM

No wonder. There's a gambling joint on every corner of every street in Parkersburg. I'd like to see them all be swallowed by a giant sinkhole.

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Mar-24-13 4:37 PM


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Mar-24-13 4:09 PM

Eyesore disgrace.......

AND the pitiful ordinance isn't even enforced???

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Mar-24-13 3:55 PM

I agree. Thank you Bob Wise. SC had the good sense to get rid of their gambling machines and we had the bad luck to have them brought here by Bob Wise.

So now we are told the gambling problem is growing. Next, they will tell us water is wet.

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Mar-24-13 1:02 PM

Please explain how Bob Wise's marital infidelity is responsible for worsening gambling problems.

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Mar-24-13 9:43 AM

Thank you Bob Wise. Maybe if you hadn't been such an immoral cheater then you wouldn't have clogged WV's right down the primrose path to gambling heaven.

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Mar-24-13 12:25 AM

part of the problem is that local government has become idicted to their cut of gambling revnues. The Newell administration has been pro gambling. Most of those who own gambling joints donated to his re-election campaign. There was suppose to be regulations, however, on 7th Street there are two gambling joints right next door to each other...obviously the city looked the other way. Families are the ones who suffer from this addiction.

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