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Who wants a change in law?

February 1, 2015 It has come to my attention and is now a matter of record that Delegate John Overington has some level of sponsorship of legislation that seeks to modify or repeal prevailing wage law. more »»

Drivers need to pay attention

February 1, 2015 I agree with the recent article about the lack of driver safety at crosswalks in Marietta. Not only does it extend to school zones, but drivers do not yield in shopping centers either. more »»

Seeing, hearing, saying nothing

February 1, 2015 I have lost all faith in the news media. I have subscribed to The Parkersburg News for 40 years, and if I thought it would do any good, I would cancel my subscription. more »»

Still waiting to see justice

February 1, 2015 On Feb. more »»

Adding up the mayor's math

February 1, 2015 The Vienna mayor has stated that this year he is going to teach/educate the people in Vienna on the Home Rule law and its effect on the city. more »»

Commission stands up to bullies

February 1, 2015 Thank the Lord, Washington County has commissioners who will take a stand! We have men who have the courage and integrity to say “No” even though it may not be the easiest thing to do, but it is the... more »»

Obama Derangement Syndrome

February 1, 2015 Now is time to speak publicly about it. An affliction hitting too many of our citizens. Yes, I’m talking about Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS). Verbal symptoms are pretty straight forward. more »»

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 »»



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