Letters to the editor

Morrisey has tall task

So after a lot of hoopla, Patrick Morrisey won the Republican nod for the WV Senate race. But there is a harsh reality that he needs to face; 22,000 more Democrats voted in the primary than Republicans. So how will Morrisey turn enough Dems over to his side? It won’t be from praising our ...

Mayday for unions on May Day

As I write it is International Workers Day, a day to remember all that organized labor has done around the world for all people. West Virginia especially owes so much to our union forebears who fought and died to demand fair pay and a decent life from industries who just wanted to extract our ...

Saving a kitty community

Want to hear some good news for a change? Volunteers are making life a little easier and a lot healthier for a band of homeless cats in Marietta. A friend and I first noticed the cats in the summer of 2016. They had gathered in a loose community of the lost and unwanted on the outskirts of ...

Hold city to same standard

Recently, another Letter to the Editor appeared in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel claiming it was “we the people” who oppose Mayor Joyce’s updated EEO policy. The writer making the claim failed to identify himself as a local pastor who is also the leader of LibertyPKB, an anti-LGBT ...

Thoughts on two heartbeats

If it is two heartbeats and two brains then it is not just one life. And you or I or any other American have no right to take another American’s life! It is called murder. “Thou shalt not kill,” Commandment #6 in Exodus 20:13 given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai. Yet here in the U.S.A. ...

On Glenville State College

About one year ago — while every other college in West Virginia was raising tuition and fees and room and board costs — Glenville State College took a stand and decided to hold the line on these costs. In addition, we made a promise that if our state appropriation remained the same for ...

Negative opinions justified

A letter last Sunday I found to be quite puzzling. A gentleman said that recently three syndicated columnists expressed negative opinions of Trump and then he cited six campaign promises where Trump had made excellent progress. 1. Make America great again — Sorry sir, Obama beat him to ...

Heed the words of Fox News

Contrary to what a gentleman opined in a letter in the April 22 newspaper, Fox News viewers are the most informed, because Fox covers all the news of the day instead of regurgitating anti-Trump hogwash 24/7, which the American people are tired of, according to polls. For example, on the eve of ...

Where was the help with cost?

Apropos the okay to demolish the two buildings at 4th and Market streets: I believe I read earlier in this selfsame newspaper that the owner of the one on the corner was claiming that the building was financially beyond any reasonable means to refurbish, and that it was costing him money every ...

Thank you for the support

On April 13, 2018, we, the Brant children, spouses and grandchildren, said goodbye to the matriarch of the Brant family. Our mother and grandmother, Betty Irene Brant, stepped into eternity. Her entire life was one of love of family. She always put everyone else ahead of herself. She passed ...

Embracing intolerance?

I’m sorry Mr. Eric Engle’s panties got all bunched up because the president and other Washington dignitaries choose to practice their Christian faith. Love, charity, honesty, forgiveness, etc.? Perish the thought! The teachings of Christ? Who wouldn’t find his undies disturbed? But ...

Downtown heroes, villains

First, thank you to Messrs. Stubbe, Roedersheimer and Auvil and Ms. Bryant for attempting to protect our city’s heritage. That your efforts were thwarted by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats is of no discredit. Downtown Parkersburg must provide a unique case of civic suicide; it has ...

Concert, Staats deserve praise

Fifty years ago, the first graduation ceremony of the new Parkersburg South High School was nearing. The Spring Concert of the Band was in this time frame. I was a senior in that band and would soon graduate. I sat in front of the 2018 Parkersburg South High Band Spring Concert, in the ...

Preservation of our history

The Chinese developed a process 1,000 years ago called Lingchi — death by a thousand cuts. Unfortunately, the practice has made a comeback in Parkersburg, threatening the existence of the Julia-Ann Square neighborhood and remaining historical aspects of downtown. Recognizing the value of the ...

Dems will come to rescue

The fact that Trump is not fit to be President is not unique. Probably no one reading this is truly qualified. It’s also highly unlikely that you, the reader, are morally corrupt, admire murderous Nazi’s, has ever bad-mouthed a Gold Star family, has absolutely no regard for our laws or ...

What is the real goal?

There has been a lot of talk about the need to update the city of Parkersburg’s EEO policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Contrary to what Jeanne Peters of Fairness Parkersburg alludes to in her recent op-ed in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, Allen Whitt of the Family ...

Liberal opinions and ‘facts’

Here are more outrageous opinions that liberals accept as fact. * Opinion 1: Trump is a racist who hates all immigrants. Not true. Trump has made it plain that he welcomes legal immigration, with immigrants being properly vetted. He opposes illegals crossing our southern border ...

Why are we fighting?

Remember the good ole days when life was simple? I’m talking about 100,000 years ago, way before God created the Earth, or anything else. Back then, back when our ancestors were all hunter-gatherers (and all were black skinned people living in Africa), humans only went to war for one or ...

Trump working to win again

It was interesting to note in today’s paper that all three syndicated columnists held negative opinions relating to President Donald Trump. Among the things that he promised during his campaign were to Make America Great Again, grow the economy, create jobs, control immigration, fix our ...

Preserve and protect

Today is Earth Day. Back in 1968, when Apollo astronauts were on a mission to identify landing sites on the moon, one of them accidentally turned back to earth and took the first picture of the earth from space. “Earth Rise” is an iconic image we all know. This one picture of our vibrant, ...