Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Locals share reaction to State of the Union Address

In attendance Tuesday night at the nation's capital was Parkersburg High School chemistry teacher Judith Winans. Winans, who was the 2014 Wood County Teacher of the Year, was McKinley's guest.

Although President Barack Obama called for unity in facing the nation's problems, many in the opposing parties saw what they thought were triumphs and disappointments.

The president spoke for more than an hour about a variety of issues from people's incomes, education, immigration, security, and creating opportunities for job growth.

Washington County Democratic Party chairwoman Molly Varner said this was the best State of the Union speech President Obama has given.

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