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A big 'thank you' to a stranger

October 18, 2015 You know who you are, but I don’t. I just wanted to say “thank you.” I went through Hardee’s drive-up window Oct. 1, to pick up my order. The very nice lady said “Your order is paid for. more »»

Voters must do fact-checking

October 11, 2015 In his Oct. 5 column, “How do voters define ‘extremism’?” Wheeling columnist Mike Myer never answers that interesting question. Instead he poses yet another question. more »»

Bloom! Bloom! Bloom!

October 11, 2015 The City of Marietta recently competed with three towns of approximately the same populations (Warrenville, Ill., Holliston, Mass. and Woodhaven, Mich.) in the America in Bloom (AIB) judging. more »»

Feeding kids good for everyone

October 11, 2015 I have a good friend whose wife was a teacher in one of our local junior high schools. more »»

Get involved in assessor race

October 11, 2015 All that is required to be an assessor is to be 18 years old, live in Wood County and registered to vote. Mr. Shaffer is not the enemy. more »»

Trump running out of self-praise

October 11, 2015 This article is being written to announce the political demise of one Donald Trump, candidate for the presidency of the United States. more »»

Thank you for scramble success

October 5, 2015 Thank God for Marines. GySgt. Jean-Paul Neall, SSgt. Adam Lipscomb and Sgt. Anthony Arriaga invaded Woodridge Golf Club on Aug. 29. It was the first annual “The Marines Are Coming” 4-person scrambl. more »»

Thank you for event help

October 4, 2015 Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. more »»

Terrorist stupid, but dangerous

October 4, 2015 Over a week ago we learned that a resident of Wood County (Thomas Deegan) had started an insurrection to overthrow our state governmen. more »»

Thank you, Papa Francis

October 4, 2015 I am not a Catholic but I love Papa Francis. What a breath of fresh air amidst the rancor, fault finding, bragging and untruths of the current political climate. more »»

Survivors struggle after suicide

October 4, 2015 In an earlier post, in respect to September as National Suicide Awareness and Prevention month, I talked about the need to be aware of the common signs that indicate a person may be considering... more »»

Vote no on free meal program

October 4, 2015 Pressure is once again on the Wood County Board of Education to increase dependency on the federal government by “giving” more free meals to the children of county schools, whether or not they need... more »»

Re-elect Kathy Downer

October 4, 2015 Two years ago, Kathy Downer was elected to serve her first term as a member of Marietta City Council. more »»

Vote no on Issue 3 in Ohio

October 4, 2015 All intelligent Americans over sixty can clearly see that the “dummying down” of the people in this country has become extreme. more »»

Quakers aim for a better world

October 4, 2015 The Pope’s visit last week has inspired many people to think more deeply about the challenges that face us as human beings. more »»

Pooling a worthwhile effort

September 27, 2015 Forced pooling failed on a tie vote the last night of the regular session. The main objection was the argument the bill was not constitutiona. more »»

40 Days for Life

September 27, 2015 2015 marks the sixth year for Wood County to participate in the 40 Days for Life outside of West Virginia’s only Planned Parenthood on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna, on the busiest stretch of... more »»

Thank you for celebration

September 27, 2015 I would like to thank River City Perk and A-1 Amusement for my retirement party and gift. I retired in September at the age of 80, after working for them ten years. more »»

We need more like Joe

September 27, 2015 A letter to the editor on Sept. 13 appeared in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel stating that Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to reject the Iran Nuclear Deal was all about politics. more »»

Sternwheel festival success

September 27, 2015 The 40th Ohio River Sternwheel Festival was a wonderful and successful event. more »»



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