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Area's kindness to a stranger

January 25, 2015 On Sunday, Jan. 11, I was traveling from Florida to Michigan, and my 2002 Toyota Tundra broke down at I-77 exit 179. My water pump had failed, and every bit of fluid had drained from my vehicle. more »»

Science or ideology?

January 25, 2015 The State Board of Education is currently considering adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards that will dictate what our children should know about science by the time they graduate from... more »»

Freedom of speech

January 25, 2015 By writing a letter to the editor of this newspaper, I am exercising the right of freedom of speech, one of the advantages of a Democrac. more »»

Narrow-minded thinking

January 25, 2015 I believe that the signs that Mayor Newell has put up are defamatory and reflect the thinkings of a narrow mind. more »»

Common Core is unrealistic

January 25, 2015 Common Core is a new educational plan sponsored by the federal government. The plan itself means well but the implementation is flawe. more »»

Standing up for the unborn

January 25, 2015 After crashing on the couch and four hours of sleep, I turned on the news channel and the lead stories were “Patriots quarterback used deflated footballs in Super Bowl playoffs,” “Whiteness in... more »»

Dems moving U.S. forward

January 25, 2015 One thing I’ve learned, (according to my wife the list is very short), is that anything stable takes a solid foundation. A solid foundation can not be rushed. It takes time, care and patienc. more »»

Standing up to corporations

January 25, 2015 Reflecting back on the year 2014, West Virginians were once again witness to the obvious — some corporations continue to operate as if they are in a Third World country. more »»

No compensation for bad water

January 25, 2015 The Keystone Pipeline question has been passed in Congress — all Republicans “for,” including Manchin. more »»

Hospice volunteers needed

January 25, 2015 Throughout the winter months, it’s common for many people to struggle with depression, boredom, or both. more »»

Digging out of our abyss

January 18, 2015 The last seven years of recession have left Parkersburg with a lack of upkeep on infrastructure. This needs to change if we want to be ready for the boom to come. more »»

The GOP’s same tired ideas

January 18, 2015 And so the Republican onslaught begins. Already we’re seeing Republicans showing their hand. They are moving to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, for exampl. more »»

Group appreciates holiday help

January 18, 2015 It was another great year for the Toys for Needy program. more »»

Wait for a better hand

January 18, 2015 I’m writing concerning Mayor Newell’s State of the City address. more »»

Prevailing wages good for state

January 18, 2015 The original intent of prevailing wages was to keep out of state and foreign workers from stealing the jobs of local workers. more »»

Thoughts for Vienna residents

January 18, 2015 Now that the city has entered the silly season again; allow me to make some suggestions on how the people in Vienna: Taxpayers, residents, businesses can be best served by the city council. 1. more »»

Lights committee offers thanks

January 18, 2015 Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 20th year on Nov. 22, 2014, with new light displays as well as some of the standard, and much admired, ones from the past. more »»

The final nail in the coffin

January 18, 2015 Mr. John D. Milqetoast read your Jan. 7, 2015, Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The final nail was driven in the coffin of the working downtrodden. more »»

Don’t slap wrist of drug users

January 18, 2015 I read The Parkersburg News seven days a week. What I find very troubling is the On the Record section with the high number of drug arrests and how they are handle. more »»

‘Pappy’s’ tribute appreciated

January 18, 2015 This is in response to the letter on Jan. 11 from Earl W. Smith for his kind words and empathy regarding my Dad, Steven “Pappy” Strak. more »»



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