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A ‘smoke and mirrors’ show

February 2, 2014 Recently there was an article that insinuated that the Smoot “shut out” the film “Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies” out of Parkersburg. more »»

The family oriented gatekeeper

February 2, 2014 What a shame it is that there has been a mess up with the Smoot Theater in regards to the movie that was filmed here in Parkersburg with people from here in the movi. more »»

Propaganda, selective reporting

February 2, 2014 Not that I am looking to be a mouthpiece for pro-choice advocates, but I am concerned with how your editorial twists numbers and gets some of them plain wrong (as I constantly see in the editorials... more »»

Event not a threat to donkeys

February 2, 2014 The accusations printed in the paper about our event simply aren’t true. These animals were not hurt in any way. In fact, the trainer told us he would not allow it. more »»

Community action and senior abuse

January 27, 2014 For the most part I have found the Parkersburg/Vienna community support to rival none. The past few years I’ve been working with a caring team in the tri-state area concerning senior abuse. more »»

New year and opportunity

January 27, 2014 What will the new year bring? When the year comes to an end it has a feeling of closure, like a period at the end of a year long paragraph. Now we all can anticipate the upcoming new year. more »»

The beginning of the end for liberty

January 27, 2014 A new Homeland Security bill will soon be law. In November 2002, President Bush signed into law the Homeland Security Bill. more »»

Stupidity bordering on criminal

January 26, 2014 The water contamination story in Charleston was a screw-up for the record books. Kanawha County got clobbered when corporate stupidity teamed up with government clumsiness. more »»

A place were miracles happen

January 26, 2014 Parkersburg is a blessed city. One of its greatest blessings sits up on the hill behind Ohio Valley University. It’s not large or showy, but it is a place were miracles happen. more »»

Pope exceeds expectations

January 26, 2014 Before the 2013 election of Pope Francis, I wrote a letter to the editor, hoping for a pope to be inclusive. Pope Francis is exceeding my expectations. more »»

An extreme reaction to event

January 26, 2014 I was surprised to see the extreme reaction to our baseball league’s upcoming donkey basketball event. more »»

Worry about victims, not killers

January 26, 2014 Something is wrong here. The articles in the paper on Jan. 17 and Ja. more »»

Say no to chemical plan

January 26, 2014 There is a five-week public comment period for us to write to the USDA about our views on the coming proposal to add the chemical 2-4-D to corn and soybean seed. more »»

Critic should check his facts

January 26, 2014 I am writing in response to a letter written about the Mineral Wells Baseball and Softball Association Donkey Basketball fundraiser. more »»

Donkeys aren’t mistreated

January 26, 2014 I am writing in response to the very offensive and untrue letter submitted regarding donkey basketball that is being held as a fundraiser for the Mineral Wells Softball and Baseball Associatio. more »»

Stadium group is at fault

January 26, 2014 Williamstown bleachers were in dire need of repair at the tune of 100K, I recall that many in the Parkersburg community suggested that the BOE should condemn the stadium, and, or, it should be the... more »»

More than just a game

January 26, 2014 Last Friday night, our family attended the Parkersburg South vs. Wheeling Park basketball game at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. more »»

Speaking volumes about society

January 26, 2014 In regards to your poll asking if people are embarrassed by movies with foul language and lewd scenes, you should have also asked if people are embarrassed by movies with lots of violence. more »»

A little lady’s big statement

January 26, 2014 I was pleased to read of the Smoot director Felice Jorgeson’s decision to stand for family entertainment. For a little lady, she made a big statement. more »»

Obama’s allies on gun control

January 24, 2014 Since his re-election, Obama has pushed for stricter gun control laws. more »»



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