Letters to the editor

Shadowy info sources

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Make list public

In recent months there has been information released that the United State Congress has allowed for cash settlements to accusers of sexual harassment against setting U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives. All apparently settled by the cover of darkness and secrecy. Also ...

Thank you for support

Artsbridge had another season of great, free entertainment for the community with the Summer Music series at the Parkersburg City Park and Music Fest at Southwood Park. Artsbridge Programs Coordinator Kathy Reeder does a great job putting the season together, offering a variety of musical ...

Keep eye on Vienna council

On Sept. 27, 2018, at the City Council meeting, there was a vote pertaining to the police fee. Mr. Conley wanted to leave it at $2.02 for every Vienna household. In turn, Mr. Rogers, who is supposed to represent all of the senior citizens of Vienna on this police fee threw the senior citizens ...

Keep McKinley in Washington

It will be my pleasure this fall to vote again for our Congressman, David McKinley. Rep. McKinley represents the values of our Ohio Valley and West Virginia and is helping drain the swamp in Washington. The Congressman defended our vital energy industries from the Obama Presidency and now ...

Unwanted contact a crime

Thanks for Mike Myer’s column on Sept. 24: “each and every priest guilty of harming children, or ... adults, should be punished. So should any church official who aided and abetted them” including prosecuting attorneys who failed to do their jobs. Any sexual contact with children or ...

Kavanaugh drug through mud

The media has once again failed to provide all the necessary information regarding Judge Kavanaugh in order for the public to form an educated opinion. There is absolutely no indication that this was a repeated pattern of behavior since the alleged event. Usually predators have a repeated ...

Best for senior citizens?

This is in reference to the newspaper article printed Wednesday, Sept. 19, concerning the Wood County Senior Citizens Association, Inc., seeking comments from the public about the pending change of the 911 Market St. congregate (group) meal site. The board of directors is planning to first ...

Thank you for Harvest Moon

I was writing to thank Vicki Marshall, Ray Campbell, Buck McCrowsky, City of Parkersburg electricians, Vicki Marshall’s assistants, John Marlow and everyone else that has a role in setting up the Harvest Moon Festival. McIntyre’s Country Crafts has set up at it for over 25 years and we ...

Thank you for track meet

On behalf of the Belpre Cross-Country Invitational Committee, I would like to thank all those individuals and organizations that made donations of time, energy, finances, and goods to the inaugural meet, held Sept. 15. The event was a total success. Not only was it a successful athletic ...

Remove the dirty money

The Sept. 17 News and Sentinel printed an editorial from political columnist Mike Myer. That column was a big collection of contradictions. You don’t often see that from a professional writer. He started out by reminding his readers about simple rules of common courtesy and civility. He used ...

Manchin is a shape-shifter

Every six years Joe Manchin comes out of his ugly liberal cocoon and transforms into his version of a beautiful conservative butterfly, flitting about planting sweet kisses on the backsides of West Virginians. Even more remarkable, he changes his colors like a chameleon, which enables him to ...

Wind power not more expensive

Wood County Delegate Deem recently criticized the WV Public Service Commission for approving the purchase of wind power from an Indiana wind farm by Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) writing: “Knowing that wind power costs about three times as much as electricity that is generated from coal, ...

Open the records

Over the past month, I have written two letters to the editor, published in The News and Sentinel and elsewhere, calling on the Catholic church to be proactively transparent about the scope of the sexual abuse scandal in the wake of the revelations in the August Pennsylvania grand jury report. ...

Why not turn to wind?

After reading Del. Frank Deem’s letter “Why turn to wind?” I felt very concerned for West Virginia for having elected officials so out of touch with science and reality. Not understanding the world we are moving into and not pushing hard for a more diverse economy that opens the ...

Take responsibility

Last Sunday, I went with a delegation of concerned Catholics to present a letter to Bishop Michael Bransfield requesting that he lead the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in addressing child sexual abuse by priests in the Church openly and completely. There is nothing to be gained by trying to ...

Get out and vote

With the havoc in our country, the hatred being expressed so openly, the lack of leadership in D.C. and Charleston, W.Va., the need for people to vote in this election is extremely important for the survival of our country. Those people who did not vote in 2016 need to reconsider their duties ...

More info on prostate cancer

Since September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, I’m confident that many of your readers, including me, appreciate your publishing of Mary G. McKinley’s timely and informative op-ed Sept. 9. The purpose of this letter is to provide some additional information to assure readers ...

We do need to make America great

It was quite obvious that there was a deep feud between John McCain and President Trump, even through his illness and until his death, McCain held the grudge. Fortunately, Trump took the high ground after McCain’s passing. He ordered the flags at half mast, he sent Air Force Two to pick up ...

Thank you

I was at Walmart South in an electric cart shopping. The cart was on full charge, but kept stopping until finally it quit moving at all. I was at the back of the store by the milk case contemplating how I was going to get to the front of the store. I am on a walker and I can’t walk from the ...