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Answers needed about spending

February 22, 2015 I am a business owner. My tax receipts show I pay a lot of money each year for the Wood County Schools. I want them to use my money wisely and produce well-educated students. more »»

Innocent until proven guilty

February 22, 2015 I have never written a letter to the editor before but feel I must. Was the Feb. more »»

Women will remember in 2016

February 22, 2015 It didn’t take long for West Virginians to discover the brave new world of a legislature dominated by right-wing extremists. more »»

Making a story more interesting

February 22, 2015 I have watched and listened the past few weeks to the news media having a high old time at the expense of Brian Williams as he recalls nearly meeting his fate while reporting on the Iraq war, which... more »»

Finding a cure for ODS

February 22, 2015 After reading the letter to the editor in the Feb. 1 News and Sentinel, I would like to comment on my own observations of the Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS). more »»

Wasting our tax dollars

February 22, 2015 I am writing this letting in regards to the Marietta city councilman’s statement about raising the city’s sewer rate and blaming the commissioners. more »»

Worry about Common Core

February 22, 2015 We should worry about Common Core used in our area public schools. We should not blame teachers or our kids for its failings. more »»

The bullying must stop

February 22, 2015 In regards to the group “Freedom From Religion Foundation” that has made a demand to remove angels and crosses from a memorial from Ravenswood Middle School Grounds. I say the bullying must sto. more »»

Don’t fund charter schools

February 22, 2015 I have a long history of affiliation with public schools covering everything from being an employee of a local school district, a long time member of an active Partners In Education committee throug... more »»

No school, no sports

February 22, 2015 This is in concern to having games and practice or other sports when there has been school closure because of inclement weather. more »»

The needs of the many

February 15, 2015 Following the lead of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Intelligencer editor Mike Myer wants to have it both ways on the topic of childhood immunization. His Feb. more »»

Overcoming discrimination

February 15, 2015 In the column entitled “Obama’s Smear of America” by Thomas Sowell in the Feb. more »»

We can do better than this

February 15, 2015 Now that Obamacare is the law of the land and doing pretty well, some Republican governors are rethinking their negative position on the expansion of Medicaid. more »»

Another version of truth, facts

February 15, 2015 In response to Mr. Rapp’s kind letter of 6 February; allow me to present truth, honesty and facts. He stated that I had made numerous statements when in fact they were questions. more »»

Newell needs to resign

February 15, 2015 I’m writing concerning the Parkersburg City Council meeting on Feb. 10. There were a lot of concerned Parkersburg citizens at the meeting. more »»

Luxury at the top

February 15, 2015 Wood County Schools has two superintendents: a superintendent and a deputy superintendent. Deputy means “one who speaks for another.” In the past, superintendents have spoken for themselves. Dr. more »»

God has angels everywhere

February 15, 2015 We were eating at the Dutch Pantry in Williamstown on Monday about noon. A gentleman saw us giving God thanks for our food and he came over to our booth and commented. more »»

Wanton destruction for profits

February 8, 2015 I must respond to Jonah Goldberg’s column “Saudis open window for Obama.” Mr. Goldberg states, “... more »»

Food pantry help appreciated

February 8, 2015 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Marietta community for their support of the Marietta Community Food Pantry in 2014, especially through the holiday season. more »»

A productive trip

February 8, 2015 Today, I write this letter of gratitude to Mayor Lorentz, Mayor Matthews, Mayor Newell, and Mayor Rapp for traveling to North Dakota with the objective of research and preparation. more »»



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