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Too many slaps on the wrist

April 13, 2014 Recently, there has been a push in the Mid Ohio Valley to bust drug users, traffickers, and suppliers. more »»

What is wrong with our DMV?

April 13, 2014 It seems that everyone I talk to has a horror story about the DMV. more »»

The NRA’s self-serving lie

April 13, 2014 I believe that most of the pro-gun rhetoric these days is distortion and lies frequently initiated by the NRA. Mr. Wolverton took exception to my position with his letter-to-the-editor on April 6. more »»

AARP’s sellout to Obamacare

April 13, 2014 My jaw dropped when I read your page one article about the scam awareness program, which is promoted by AARP. A scam is the intent to defraud a person after gaining their trust. more »»

Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ rule

April 13, 2014 Barack Hussein Obama’s miraculous ascension to the presidency was the greatest marketing ploy ever conceived and implemented. more »»

BOE gets an ‘F’ for failure

April 13, 2014 I find it somewhat hypocritical that the Wood County Board of Education decides to give the superintendent an unsatisfactory on his evaluation. And even more so after he announces his retirement. more »»

Is fluoridation the way to go?

April 13, 2014 Take a careful sip of water: Harvard University scientists released a study in July 2012 through the U.S. more »»

Columnist misses the point

April 13, 2014 It’s been said that there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and columns written by Mike Myer (with apologies to S. Clemens). His latest is a doozy. more »»

Abortion bill needs to pass

April 7, 2014 I’m 100 percent against all abortions. I believe it is murder of an innocent human being who God created and has an awesome plan fo. more »»

ID at polls helps prevent fraud

April 7, 2014 It seems some people are coming to Ohio to spread the racism agenda as to the voter ID issue. I strongly support voter ID at the polls. more »»

Facts don’t substantiate claim

April 6, 2014 The newspaper published an article on March 29 which contained some very perplexing statements from gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald. more »»

A sad state of apathy

April 6, 2014 The recent forum offered by the School Board Association, presented at Parkersburg South High School last Saturday morning, provided a rare opportunity to involve everyday citizens in the process of... more »»

Road concerns fall on deaf ears

April 6, 2014 I am looking for help in getting our street repaired. This was a street taken in under the West Virginia orphan roads law a few years back, now we can’t get any help. more »»

A strong EPA protects us

April 6, 2014 After all that has happened in the state of West Virginia with the water for 300,000 people, you would think our elected officials would want more regulation. more »»

An affront to our principles

April 6, 2014 In a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court’s Republican-appointed justices (John Roberts, Samuel Alito Jr. more »»

NRA owed a debt of gratitude

April 6, 2014 I would like to respond to two letters in the March 23 News and Sentinel, written by Jerry Payne and Ralph Chambers. more »»

A call for the unborn

April 6, 2014 Last Friday the Governor of West Virginia shocked everyone with his decision to veto the “Unborn Pain Capable Act” which would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks when it has been medically prove... more »»

Governor’s lack of compassion

April 6, 2014 On March 28, after the close of business, Gov. Tomblin vetoed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. more »»

Mayor Newell’s money grab

April 6, 2014 Mayor Newell wants to raise your taxes almost $5 million. Full stop. That should be the take home message. Don’t be distracted by all the talk of “Home Rule. more »»

Welcoming home Vietnam vets

April 6, 2014 I recently attended and participated in the Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony March 29 at the Parkersburg City Park. There was a crowd of about 200 people. more »»


Art Show April 17, 2014

PARKERSBURG — An art show will be 5-6:30 p.m. April 17 at Fairplains Elementary School, 615 Broadway Ave., south Parkersburg.Admission and refreshments are free. There will be food, coloring and a raffle. more »

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