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Cuts removing rungs on educational ladder

June 8, 2015 Recently, I addressed the Wood County Board of Education concerning the changes planned for the county’s instrumental music program. more »»

A simple thanks, from a runner

June 8, 2015 I would like to take just a quick minute to thank the individuals who are affected by the local training runs and races. more »»

Dad's lessons key to hope for the U.S.

June 8, 2015 I read the sermon of the week in the news on May 30, and saw the answer to the question, “Is there any hope for the United States of America?” Rev. more »»

Safety hazards at Point Park

June 7, 2015 It is my hope that those with influence will use their positions to help correct the following: 1) Today, a tow on West Virginia rivers can legally operate pushing a raft of barges over one thousand... more »»

Immunizations make sense

June 7, 2015 A few months ago, articles were published about childhood immunizations. more »»

Help with exhibit appreciated

June 7, 2015 The Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center was gratified to see the interest shown by the community in the Abraham Lincoln “A Man of His Times, A Man for All Times,” traveling exhibit, part of the... more »»

Grateful for rescue of dog

June 7, 2015 I would like to publicly thank the Marietta Police Department for their great kindness in helping our newly adopted dog get unstuck from a head-lock she had inadvertently gotten herself into. more »»

Learn about human trafficking

June 7, 2015 This past week I attended a meeting sponsored by The Catholic parishes in the Parkersburg area on human trafficking. more »»

Tank must be cleaned up

June 7, 2015 If you have ever frequented the Grand Central Mall or the nearby Wal-Mart, you will have noticed a gigantic eyesore lurking between the mall, Wal-Mart and the river. more »»

Give to certified charities, not panhandlers

June 1, 2015 The FTC announced it was closing down four cancer charities for abusing the monies they collected. These were well organized groups that abused your trust and the rules established by our governmen. more »»

Wood BOE can't cut band

May 31, 2015 The Wood County Board of Education is exploring options to replenish its contingency fund. The band program, among other areas, is in the spotlight for saving. more »»

Concert shows value of music

May 31, 2015 If I had a “do over” this past week, I would contact every member of the Wood County Board of Education and invite them to the PHS A Cappella Spring Concert. more »»

Many helped with field day

May 31, 2015 This May marked the third year that Campus Martius and the Ohio River Museums hosted the 8th Grade Civil War Field Day for schools in Washington County. more »»

Stealing from graves a disgrace

May 31, 2015 I am writing concerning instances where people decide to take flowers from someone’s grave in a cemetery. I lost my husband in July 2010. more »»

A need to govern decibel levels

May 31, 2015 I am writing concerning the upcoming parades in both the immediate and distant future in the Parkersburg-Marietta and surrounding areas. more »»

W.Va. education far from equal

May 31, 2015 What has happened to education in West Virginia? The “Recht decision” of the 1980s found education to be inequitable and prescribed reforms to make education equal for all West Virginia students. more »»

Thank you to city officials

May 31, 2015 I want to thank our councilman Jim Reed and the Parkersburg Street and Storm Sewer Departments for their prompt attention to our street and storm sewer problems in Woodland Park. more »»

Thanks for event's success

May 24, 2015 On Sunday, May 17, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County held our first fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake here in Mariett. more »»

Food drive support appreciated

May 24, 2015 On Saturday, May 9, the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was held. The food collected was distributed to local food pantries in Washington County. more »»

Township is hurting market

May 24, 2015 I usually do not post anything in the media but for whatever reason, I feel compelled to do so tonight. more »»

 
 
 

 

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