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Music program changes not best
June 28, 2015 I am a professional musician and have been for over a decade. I still brag about the superb musical training that I received in Wood County. more »»
Guns don't belong in a church
June 28, 2015 I think most people will agree that the murders that happened at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., were horrific. more »»
Band program plan a bad idea
June 28, 2015 I’ve been following the recent school board threats to de-fund important parts of the school band programs. Those proposals are all counter-productive. more »»
Weak anti-Obama arguments
June 28, 2015 I would like to congratulate Jim Mullen on his letter last Sunday. He has shown an aptitude for comedic writing in the past but last Sunday’s letter was down right hilarious. more »»
Who's next in the crackdown?
June 28, 2015 Today, the state of South Carolina is working toward removing the Confederate Flag (actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia) from the statehouse grounds. more »»
Rep did not heed voter's input
June 28, 2015 In light of recent scandalous events and reprehensible behavior from elected officials I was truly hoping that after this week’s mayoral vote we could move forward as a city. more »»
Helping prevent suicides
June 21, 2015 I haven’t always been a suicide prevention advocate, but I became one 21 years ago ... the night I discovered my 18-year-old brother, Jamie’s suicide letter. more »»
Recycling incident common
June 21, 2015 Regarding the letter from Amber Smith in Sunday’s paper entitled “Is effort wasted on recycling?” I, too, have witnessed Parkersburg’s trash pickup employees putting the items from the recycle... more »»
U.S. could feed the world
June 14, 2015 In keeping with your current newspaper articles highlighting farms, I submit the following: Why, given the world’s varying ages, including this digital age, did God choose two thousand years ago to... more »»
Is Common Core the problem?
June 14, 2015 A few weeks ago, a letter to the editor disparaged the Common Core State Standards. Many people have voiced similar opinions and are fighting very hard to eliminate i. more »»
Is effort wasted on recycling?
June 14, 2015 This morning while waiting for the trash truck to go so I could pull out of my driveway, I watched as they threw everything from my recycling bin and several of my neighbors’ bins into the trash... more »»
'Win' may be loss for city
June 14, 2015 Recently our community has witnessed the nasty, evil side of politics. Only a tiny faction of our population has participated in this unfortunate travesty. more »»