Letters to the editor

Thank you for the support

The 10th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Memorial 5K Run and Walk was held on May 25, 2019. The event was a huge success because of the many run/walk participants, business sponsors, and assistance from local businesses, city government and other individuals. We are extremely grateful ...

Is Donald Trump a ‘tariffist?’

Headlines about the Trade War caused by the Trump tariffs made me wonder if he qualified as a “tariffist.” However, I could not find the word “tariffist” in the dictionary. Twitter did have a #tariffist hashtag. I then looked up definitions. A tariff is a tax on imports or exports ...

Time to impeach Trump

The Mueller Report reveals what transpired before the 2016 presidential election and how Russia’s dictator was behind the hacking, dissemination, cooperation and involvement that allowed Trump to win the election. The Republicans in the Senate, Congress and his AG Barr are protecting him, ...

Left wing’s questionable tactics

In the Sunday, June 2, letters to the editor, one of this area’s people of the left accused a previous writer of just having a letter filled with lies. The original letter was an opinion piece that stated that Democrats should be a little afraid of what AG Barr might uncover about the origins ...

Barr is protecting rule of law

It’s hard to believe that many gullible viewers of CNN, MSNBC and other fake news outlets actually believe the lies that they are being told. Case in point, the deep state exists. It is not a product of conservative conspiracy theorists’ imaginations. The deep state consists of unelected ...

There’s no time to waste

As the Trump administration and most congressional and state Republicans continue the ostrich approach to addressing the global climate crisis — their proverbial head in the hole as the Midwest is under water, much of the West is still a cinder and places like Texas, Florida and especially ...

We the people will decide

Does anyone know where I can purchase red rubber clown noses in bulk? We have people in Washington playing the part without the proper attire. On a related note, does anyone understand what the Democratic Party platform is other than “we hate Trump?” The word impeachment occurs frequently ...

Time for intelligence agencies to sweat

I, for one am personally glad, that after ten years, the U.S. finally has a strong attorney general who believes in enforcing the rule of law. With the addition of U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has the responsibility of examining the origins of the Russia investigation, and possible illegal ...

Letter was filled with lies

The letter to the News and Sentinel on May 26 titled, “Democrats are afraid of Barr,” was a combination of silliness and misleading fabrications. Essentially, that letter told us Trump’s new Attorney General William Barr, is going to rain on the Democrats’ parade. It will begin ...

Mincks is supporting Wolfe

Dear Sirs and Madams: Your committee will soon have the task of selecting an individual to fulfill the open position of Washington County Prosecuting Attorney. I am writing as the Sheriff of Washington County, a long standing Republican office holder, and a fellow Republican. I believe ...

One school system all we need

Few people have responsibility for the mortal safety of more people than an airline pilot. But the only qualifications for the job are regular physical examinations and considerable experience. Most of them get their experience in the military. They do not even need a pilot’s license there, ...

Democrats are afraid of Barr

I couldn’t believe the letter in the Sunday, May 19 News and Sentinel titled “Barr must be removed.” Previously we had do-nothing attorney general Jeff Sessions. Before him, during the Obama administration, we had two of the worst attorneys general in history, Eric Holder and Loretta ...

Positions important for student wellbeing

As a 2007 graduate of Belpre High School and a seven-year teacher in Indiana, I am shocked and disappointed that the Belpre Board of Education has decided to reduce the position of school nurse from a full-time position to that of a position requiring five hours a week and to eliminate the ...

Lawsuit a waste of money

In the Saturday, May 4, edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel an article stated that the City of Parkersburg is seeking $9,800 for an insurance deductible to cover the costs of a lawsuit filed against Parkersburg City Council for leading a uniquely Christian, unconstitutional prayer to ...

Transparency in government

Good governance begins with transparency. The City of Parkersburg deserves credit for the job they do in advance of any city council or committee meeting. Parkersburg releases the full agenda with all supporting documents to the public and news media five days before any meeting. This gives the ...

Breaking Free event at park

Every Memorial Day, we honor our loved ones who have died, particularly our family members and veterans. We are touched by their courage, sacrifice, love, and wisdom. Yet for many people, Memorial Day brings very complicated reactions, particularly if the ones they are remembering and grieving ...

Barr must be removed

Whether you like Trump or not, everyone needs to call their reps and demand that Attorney General Barr be removed from office immediately; for the security of the country. Not only did he several times perjure himself before Congress, a felony, but he deliberately misled the public about the ...

Kids need supports, not charters

I have 24 fantastic students in my first-grade class who have a world of opportunities waiting for them. For many of them, school is their safe haven from broken homes, violence, drug abuse and hunger. They go to bed scared to death, often can’t sleep and don’t know what the next day or ...

Alternatives better for spine

A prestigious research paper published in the peer reviewed journal Spine in March of this year found only 0.8 percent or less than 1 percent of individuals suffering with spinal stenosis required spinal surgery. Out of a population of nearly 500,000 individuals, Adogwa and his research ...

Mothers share, sacrifice much

Mother, Mommy, Mom, Nana, Grandma, Mimi, Grammy, aunt, sister, Sis, niece ... Mrs., Ms. and Miss. We all have at least one of those. A mother, maybe we are close to, maybe not. Maybe we know her, maybe not. Maybe we miss her. Maybe we don’t care. But whatever the case, we’re here because ...