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Library grateful for support

April 26, 2015 Thanks to our donors, patrons, and hardworking volunteers, the Friends of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library raised $2,400 at our book sale this past weekend to benefit the library’s... more »»

Audit request is just politics

April 26, 2015 What’s with these citizens who keep demanding an audit of city funds? These people are working overtime on a witch-hunt aimed at proving the mayor guilty of some imaginary fiscal wrongdoing. more »»

Future doesn't look bright these days

April 20, 2015 I wanted to address a trend that seems to be starting up — a new game in the high school called “water assassins.” I was returning home one afternoon with my 2-year-old son. more »»

Charter schools are necessary

April 19, 2015 There has been much lamenting lately how charter schools are bilking us and how public schools never have enough money because it is being siphoned off by those dastardly competitors. more »»

Gay marriage and religion?

April 19, 2015 The (Marietta Times) has been full of propaganda in favor of same-sex marriage and opposed to the State of Indiana. more »»

Environment must be a priority

April 19, 2015 While we wait in anticipation and lust for Brazil’s new cracker plant in Wood County there is little concern that fossil fuel burning is destroying this planet for our grandchildren and those yet to... more »»

Another presidential election

April 19, 2015 Another presidential election cycle is upon us. more »»

McConnell wrong on Iran

April 19, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been in Congress for over 20 years; where has his brain been? Iran wanted to use enough centrifuges for medicinal purposes as their oil proved to be too... more »»

Christianity abused for bigotry

April 12, 2015 In the early 1800s, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in the Dred Scott Case that blacks could be discriminated against simply because they were another color than the white... more »»

Religious laws unnecessary

April 12, 2015 A controversy about rights recently reached a boiling point when the state legislatures of Arkansas and Indiana decided to pass so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act Laws. more »»

Privatization changes overdue

April 12, 2015 Irritated at the Sunday letter regarding the alleged poor performance of charter schools, I just had to write in to point out the abysmal bureaucratic alternative to this long-needed change toward... more »»

Halfway house a bad idea

April 12, 2015 I would like to thank Larry Headlee and all of the people who sat at Reno School collecting names for the petition. I was not surprised with the response from our elected officials. more »»

Cartoons not funny, unfair

April 12, 2015 For many years, I have praised The Parkersburg News and Sentinel as the best one I have ever encountered, but I must admit it has dropped from such a high position since the editions of March 31 and... more »»

Charter policy must be fixed

April 5, 2015 Many of you may have read previous letters I submitted telling you about how our state is pouring thousands of dollars into poorly performing for-profit charter schools. more »»

Artsbridge shines with VSAF

April 5, 2015 On Thursday, March 19, Artsbridge brought 325 students with special needs to WVU-P for the 17th Very Spectacular Arts Festival. more »»

Help end sexual violence

April 5, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a great opportunity to become more aware of sexual violence in all forms including unwanted, unwelcome, non-consensual sexual activit. more »»

Spring Job Fair a success

April 5, 2015 It was a privilege to host the recent Spring Job Fair on Thursday, March 19, which brought 50 different hiring employers to the Washington State campus to speak with over 200 job seekers. more »»

What does the Bible say?

April 5, 2015 I read the letter in Sunday’s paper, a considerable portion of which related to abortion and anti-abortion laws. more »»

Public must keep up pressure

April 5, 2015 The recent power struggles at city hall have cast our city in a poor light. In the past week, as council faced much needed pressure from the citizens, our mayor has showed his true colors. more »»

Hall’s solution will end district

March 29, 2015 It’s been said that when your only tool is a hammer everything begins to look like a nail. more »»



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