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Do not frack national forest

February 7, 2016 I am writing to ask, Please can you ALL who have the responsibility of issuing these rampant oil and gas “fracking” and “injection well” permits, use your common sense rather than your pocket books... more »»

Team members back up film

February 7, 2016 Apparently Mr. Lowe and Mr. Chambers are having a reading and comprehension problem with my Benghazi letter published on Jan. 24, 2016, in this paper. more »»

Who pays for shots?

February 7, 2016 I’m writing about the drugs that are here in the city of Parkersburg. more »»

Column boosts Rosie effort

February 7, 2016 We very much appreciate the article written by Paul LaPann on Jan. 23, regarding Rosie the Riveter, Dorothy Townsend. more »»

Build pride, not dependency

February 7, 2016 The mainstream media in general, and the Associated Press particularly, slant their news coverage toward the liberal-progressive side of the political spectrum. more »»

Belpre VFD helped save bridge

February 7, 2016 Reading the recent article in the newspaper, about the railroad bridge that connects Parkersburg and Belpre, it brought back memories of my da. more »»

Let's say hooray for Hollywood

February 1, 2016 The letter last Sunday from Mr. Jakubik regarding what really happened in Benghazi was a real eye-opene. more »»

Be grateful for democracy

February 1, 2016 I just finished reading a biography of Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, or el comandante as he liked to be called. He was president from 1999 until his death in 2013. more »»

Hollywood not selling truth

January 31, 2016 Mr. Gene Jakubik wrote a letter-to-the-editor Jan. 24 titled, “Movie Tells Benghazi Truth.” Mr. Jakubik must be living in fantasy land. Hollywood movies are about entertainmen. more »»

Due process being violated

January 31, 2016 In recent weeks, several of your columnists, as well as several TV commentators, have called for Congress to pass a law forbidding individuals on the terrorist watch list and no-fly list from... more »»

Council and the city's citizens

January 31, 2016 I’d like to expand on an editorial and encourage council members to work with citizens. Citizens have much to contribut. more »»

Deem wrong on climate

January 31, 2016 Frank Deem flunked the grandparent test last Sunday. Deem quoted sources predicting dire consequences for our children and grandchildren because of climate chang. more »»

Deem letter misleading

January 31, 2016 I am not a scientist. I have, however, taught research writing and source evaluation for many years, and Delegate Frank Deem’s recent letter led me to explore some of his claims. more »»

Groups encourage change

January 31, 2016 It’s time for change in Parkersburg. more »»

Climate not our biggest threat

January 24, 2016 While Obama hails the Paris Climate talks as a great success, actually all of the agreements reached on reducing the use of fossil fuels by the 195 nations in attendance were voluntar. more »»

Kasich deserves better

January 24, 2016 The article about Gov. more »»

Matchup more than a game

January 24, 2016 Last Saturday, the Parkersburg South boys basketball team hosted the Wheeling Park Patriots in the #AnnasArmy Game to Cure Friedrich’s Ataxi. more »»

Movie tells Benghazi truth

January 24, 2016 If anyone has any doubts about the culpability of Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama in the disaster that was Benghazi, they should see the movie “13 Hour. more »»

Learn facts on Iran dealings

January 24, 2016 To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1981 release of American hostages from captivity in Iran, a new batch of fibs concerning our country’s policies toward that nation has been put forward to... more »»

Babies valued less than dogs?

January 24, 2016 I read a news report Wednesday that stated a Springfield, Ohio, man was jailed for trying to have “an innocent dog killed.” He gets 30 days, no probation or work release, and a $50,000 bond. more »»


Dinner February 9, 2016

PARKERSBURG — A lasagna dinner will be 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Epworth United Methodist Church at Sixth Avenue and Myrtle Street in south Parkersburg. more »

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Ajax goes viral

February 1, 2016 Ajax is causing a stir around the world. The police dog has been the focus of more global attention than any other local, non-disaster, story in recent memory. more »

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