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Rate increase will hurt poor

January 10, 2016 I have been reading that the water provider for Wood County is planning to raise the water rates by 15 percent. When I first read about the raise I thought that is beyond belief. more »»

Advocacy is not news

January 10, 2016 The present administration complains about how the Congress is obstructionist, and will not let them accomplish all the wonderful things it wants to do for you and me. more »»

Out of line on McCutcheon

January 10, 2016 I was totally taken aback when I was reading the Sports page and found that Taryn McCutcheon had transferred to a school in Michigan. more »»

Bozo an option this year

January 10, 2016 You know, I always maintained that there are some people, both Democrats and Republicans, that will vote their party line, even if Bozo the Clown won as their presidential candidate. more »»

Writer should look in mirror

January 3, 2016 In the Dec. 20, 2015, issue of the Parkersburg News, we were treated to another condescending, hateful screed by frequent contributor, Fred O’Neill. more »»

Social Security and shame

January 3, 2016 So the bureaucracy has decided that there is no reason to increase the Social Security payouts, even for an amount as low as 2-3 percen. more »»

Thank you, to Belpre

January 3, 2016 I want to express sincere thanks and appreciation for being able to serve the people of Belpre, especially the Fourth Ward, for the past 30 years. more »»

High price of skepticism

January 3, 2016 Liberal and atheist groups want a utopia free of Jesus, Christians, prayer, The Holy Bible, Christmas, the Cross, Biblical marriage, one nation under God and obedience to God’s word. more »»

Teacher gives thanks

December 27, 2015 During this season of miracles and thanks I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for all who allowed me to be a Christmas miracl. more »»

History and tradition

December 27, 2015 Historically part of the methodology of progressives is to eliminate the history and traditions of a particular civilization, such as is slowly happening in America. more »»

Slap in the face

December 27, 2015 I would like to reply to Mr. Roberts’ op-ed about Right to Work for Less. I would like to point out his remarks are virtually word-for-word from the Right to Work for Less handbook. more »»

Freedom to be lazy?

December 27, 2015 With the holiday season upon us, I would like to thank the city of Parkersburg’s Police Dept., Fire Dept., Public Utility Board, City Street Dept. more »»

Merger yet another bad deal

December 20, 2015 DuPont and Dow Chemical are discussing a merger valued at $130 billion. Financial spokesmen on TV are gaga over this pla. more »»

Trump not the answer

December 20, 2015 Just a follow-up note on the political demise of Donald Trump as president of the United States. more »»

The real enemy within

December 20, 2015 In a silly attempt to justify some imaginary “right” of a theoretical “President Trump” to deny entry to the United States to all members of the Islamic faith, a recent letter-writer (Dec. more »»

Is plan right for Ravenswood?

December 20, 2015 Ravenswood parents should take heed, I believe, to the following information on the town’s proposed middle school. more »»

Ignorance of the law

December 13, 2015 This week, countless Republicans, Democrats, Independents and non-affiliated citizens attacked Donald Trump for stating that he believes that all Muslims should be barred from entry to the United... more »»

Keep memory of attack alive

December 13, 2015 I am a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. I served on Guam and Iwo Jima. On my way to the South Pacific region, I went through Pearl Harbor in 194. more »»

Religious liberties

December 13, 2015 Recently there has been a lot of clamor in the news media and by government officials regarding religious liberties in the United States. I am a first-generation U.S. more »»

Blaming all for actions of few

December 13, 2015 In light of all that has happened in this country, I think it’s time for the moderates out there to apologize. I’m certain you agree with me. more »»



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