Letters to the editor

Joyous Christmas to all

Last time I wrote a letter to the editor, I was on the verge of a beginning hope for violin lessons and programs to be offered in this area. Since then, I am aware of preliminary steps, which need addressed in making that a reality. I would like to share a thought that has come to me over the ...

Stand against animal cruelty

I am speaking on behalf of myself as well as several other concerned citizens in our community (including humane society volunteers and supporters) who read in horror the description outlined in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office report indicating that several images were observed (on ...

‘Justice’ for W.Va. retirees

We are the forgotten masses, we are the WV State Employee Retirees. Once again, when active teachers and state employees received raises, we did not. That is not new. I have been retired 20 years and have NEVER received an increase in benefits, in fact my benefits DECREASED several times, no ...

Little more than name-calling

In response to Mr. Jim Mullen’s opinion piece appearing Nov. 25, I offer the following. On Friday, Nov. 16, I spent the day at Blennerhassett Middle School observing the several Mid-Ohio Climate Action programs presented to 8th grade science classes. In none of them did I see Mr. Mullen ...

There’s more than C8 to fear

I happened to stumble across an article regarding C8 and other contaminants that surround Chemours in Cape Fear, N.C., and was interesting to find there has been yet another chemical added to the mix that hasn’t been discussed here in our area. In this article, it stated that not only do they ...

Migration not about loving U.S.

I would like to know what loving mother would intentionally put her young child at the front of a violent mob to get tear gassed and possibly hit by rocks and bottles thrown by the mob who are trying to get into the U.S. illegally. Maybe someone could also tell me what loving mother would use ...

More on the Wood County Senior Citizens Association

This is in reference to the responsibility of the board of directors of the Wood County Senior Citizens Association Inc. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on Nov. 9 printed an article regarding a meeting with the Wood County Commissioners. The meeting was requested because members had concerns ...

Words do not mask agenda

After voters passed amendment 1 and thus added to the West Virginia Constitution that there is no protected right to an abortion or the government funding of abortion, the usual assortment of crusaders have emerged from the shadows to champion the cause of ending the lives of helpless babies. ...

A Veterans Day salute

As a Wood County citizen and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 member, I wish to thank everyone that participated in the Veterans Day parade and ceremonies held at the City Park. Area residents showed their appreciation by being part of the largest attendance seen in recent years. Respect and ...

Noise must be eliminated

In reference to Jim Weigle’s comments in an article in the Nov. 17 News and Sentinel about the screeching noise from Eramet, I could not agree more. It is a great disturbance to our life and to our sleep. I live about one mile off Rt. 7 in Ohio, a few miles up the road from Eramet. In the ...

Put energy into renewables

The economic reality is that the full transition to renewables just makes sense. Asset management company Lazard, LTD has just released its annual Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) study. Lazard “surveys energy buildouts that occurred in the previous year and divides the estimated cost of ...

Thank you to Edison Middle School

Many thanks to the Edison Middle School students, teachers and staff for the patriotic display honoring veterans on Monday morning at the corner of Rayon Drive and Gihon Road. It was inspiring to see their banner thanking veterans, waving flags and waving to the traffic. Also, it was ...

Just stick to the facts

This is in reference to comments made by Mr. Michael Seely, president of the board of directors of the Wood County Senior Citizen Association, Inc. On Thursday, Nov. 8, members brought concerns to the Wood County Commissioners in hopes that a suitable agreement could be reached with the board ...

Send a message

Voters had an opportunity to send a message to local politicians on election day. The message should have been that tax and spend policies will need to be managed and prioritized much more efficiently than recently demonstrated. The Wood County Commission is raising levy rates at an alarming ...

Thank you from a veteran

I’m writing about the Veterans Day appreciation that was held at Lubeck Baptist Church from the students at Lubeck Elementary School and their staff. I want to thank the Lubeck PTA for the lunch they provided for us veterans and their family. It was a great turn out when several veterans ...

Thank you to Belpre Ohio American Legion Post 495

It is with both admiration and sadness that I write this letter. Our community has been blessed for over 80 years with an outstanding group of Veterans and their families. This group of individuals has changed over the years but their mission has always been the same — shared helpfulness. ...

Tell PSC we want choice

To quote the organization Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia, “West Virginia’s monopoly electric utilities — Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power, Mon Power, and Potomac Edison — want to drastically reduce the rate at which net-metered solar owners receive credit for the energy their ...

Thank you

As the leader in the fight against suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025. When you participate in one of the 350 Out of the Darkness Walks nationwide, you join the effort with hundreds of ...

Thankful for help

Saturday evening, Oct. 20, The Parkersburg Art Center, and our event partners, set up ArtOberfest on the 700 block of Market Street. This was a community festival celebrating art, music and downtown Parkersburg. Red umbrellas lined the street, art vendors were selling their work, musicians ...

Stores will be missed

Sears and K-Mart will be missed by young and old. You see, most of us old timers on Social Security and young people starting out on minimum wage jobs can only have one or two stores to shop and one credit card payment for our home appliances, car repair, tires, sporting goods, pharmacy, ...