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Give to certified charities, not panhandlers

June 1, 2015 The FTC announced it was closing down four cancer charities for abusing the monies they collected. These were well organized groups that abused your trust and the rules established by our governmen. more »»

Wood BOE can't cut band

May 31, 2015 The Wood County Board of Education is exploring options to replenish its contingency fund. The band program, among other areas, is in the spotlight for saving. more »»

Concert shows value of music

May 31, 2015 If I had a “do over” this past week, I would contact every member of the Wood County Board of Education and invite them to the PHS A Cappella Spring Concert. more »»

Many helped with field day

May 31, 2015 This May marked the third year that Campus Martius and the Ohio River Museums hosted the 8th Grade Civil War Field Day for schools in Washington County. more »»

Stealing from graves a disgrace

May 31, 2015 I am writing concerning instances where people decide to take flowers from someone’s grave in a cemetery. I lost my husband in July 2010. more »»

A need to govern decibel levels

May 31, 2015 I am writing concerning the upcoming parades in both the immediate and distant future in the Parkersburg-Marietta and surrounding areas. more »»

W.Va. education far from equal

May 31, 2015 What has happened to education in West Virginia? The “Recht decision” of the 1980s found education to be inequitable and prescribed reforms to make education equal for all West Virginia students. more »»

Thank you to city officials

May 31, 2015 I want to thank our councilman Jim Reed and the Parkersburg Street and Storm Sewer Departments for their prompt attention to our street and storm sewer problems in Woodland Park. more »»

Thanks for event's success

May 24, 2015 On Sunday, May 17, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County held our first fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake here in Mariett. more »»

Food drive support appreciated

May 24, 2015 On Saturday, May 9, the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was held. The food collected was distributed to local food pantries in Washington County. more »»

Township is hurting market

May 24, 2015 I usually do not post anything in the media but for whatever reason, I feel compelled to do so tonight. more »»

Parking situation is unsafe

May 24, 2015 Have you taken a walk around the City Park lately? There has been another change in the walking path. more »»

Woes in Washington County

May 24, 2015 Most of you have heard of citizens being held in “Contempt of Court. more »»

Veterans deserve our thanks

May 24, 2015 Veterans fight for freedom. Every veteran I have ever known, their reason for fighting is for freedom for us and others around the world. It doesn’t mean that America itself always gets it right. more »»

Politicians bowed to pressure

May 17, 2015 Once again, the education of West Virginia’s young people has fallen victim to political chicanery and collusion between some of the state’s representatives in Charleston and the educational... more »»

No reason for theft of lights

May 17, 2015 I want to thank the person that stole my yard lights. They were about ready for me to change them out anyway. But you should have taken the rest so at least you would have a set. more »»

Thanks from WSCC series

May 17, 2015 On behalf of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its support of our programs during the... more »»

Grateful for good teachers

May 17, 2015 I would like to send a shout out to Davey Westfall and Shane Pugh. I taught agriculture for 15 years in St. more »»

Thanks for food drive success

May 17, 2015 The Williamstown Post Office would like to send a huge thank you to the following businesses: * Williamstown Da Vinci’s * Parkersburg JR’s Donut Castle * Emerson Avenue Foodland * Marietta’s Kroger ... more »»

Too much of a good thing

May 10, 2015 Yes, it’s true — you really can have too much of a good thing. more »»



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