Letters to the editor

Work to fight climate change

Dangerous anthropogenic (human-caused) global climate change is upon us. It is not just a threat to be feared down the road, but is a reality here and now. Europe and Japan are boiling under record-breaking heatwaves; the American West is burning; we have seen record-breaking hurricanes and ...

Looking for former foster child

My name is Linda Swanson and I lived in the Parkersburg area most of my life. In 1974 I became a foster parent for a little blond-haired, blue-eyed 13-month-old boy. I attempted to find him by going through the Welfare Department but they are constrained by their privacy issues. He was ...

Man-made woes

After watching the news of the fires in California a family member said, “Is God trying to tell California something?” I don’t think it is God but it is Mother Earth telling us that for years we have been sending pollutants into the air that have caused the ocean temperatures to rise, ...

Remove restrictions on treatment

Opioid and drug abuse remains in the news despite large amounts of money spent to combat this epidemic. The West Virginia State Legislators worked tirelessly last session to craft a bill specific to addressing this crisis through SB273. I encourage your readers to go on line and read through ...

Where is the climate change coverage?

Wisely, the News and Sentinel has chosen to continue its policy of not running any stories concerning global climate change, the effects of which have become so obvious as to be undeniable, even by the most obtuse and obstructionist of Republicans. The good people of the Mid-Ohio Valley, if ...

Would cast Trump vote again

Okay, let’s get something clear: it seems to be a popular [mis]conception that if one voted for Trump, one is a Trump supporter. Not so. What the party of the left doesn’t seem to understand is that Trump was and still is a great big obscene gesture to the liberal snobs on both coasts! ...

More thoughts on UNSATT

For the time being, this will be my last letter on the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty. Hillary Clinton, during her campaign, stated that as president she would institute an Australian-style gun ban. As Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary helped write the UNSATT. That speaks volumes ...

Vote for David McKinley

As a West Virginian and American, one of the easiest choices we have this fall is to support our conservative Congressman, David McKinley. We can count on him to stand with our values, from preserving the lives of the unborn to making sure our communities can thrive again in West Virginia’s ...

UNSAT is no threat

The July 29 News and Sentinel printed yet another absurd letter-to-the-editor about the United Nations Small Arms Treaty (UNSAT). That letter writer told us the UN is going to use that treaty to facilitate the confiscation of all privately owned firearms in the USA. I believe that July 29 ...

Denounce the UNSATT

I have some information to add in the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty, which I wrote about previously. Our Second Amendment is the safeguard which protects the other amendments and all our constitutional rights. The U.S. is one of the few countries on earth which recognizes its citizens ...

Great American leaders

America is fortunate to have had many outstanding presidents beginning with General George Washington, who led his army to defeat the British in the war for independence. Though his men were under staffed, under paid, under fed and poorly clothed, Washington led them to victory. He went on to ...

Bring back violin lessons

One of my best experiences while growing up here in Parkersburg was the opportunity I had to take violin lessons at Tavennerville Elementary School, which RESA occupied until recently. Just a few months ago, I came upon the knowledge that had I lived in North end Parkersburg, my violin lessons ...

Democrat attacks on the Constitution

Communists, liberals, progressives, Marxists and today’s Democrat Party are fundamentally collections of anti-American and anti-Constitution revolutionaries. Today’s Democrat Party is not your father’s party. The vilest elements of the far left hijacked the party and bear no resemblance ...

No such thing as a free lunch

The July 24 edition Parkersburg News and Sentinel ran a front page headline that “Schools to give free breakfast, lunch this fall.” Well, how many times have you heard the cliche that there is no such thing as a free lunch? It certainly applies here. So someone is going to give the Wood ...

Patty Christopher will be missed

I had a good friend die (last) week. I wasn’t expecting it and might have easily missed the obituary on the second page because it was like her; plain and to the point. A no frills report. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It couldn’t be my friend of so many years. That she was my ...

Separate from UNSATT

In a few weeks, the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty will be back in the news, when the U.N.’s Programme of Action meets in New York to plan mandating biometric identifiers, RFID chips and/or GPS on all civilian owned firearms, as part of their scheme to impose the treaty worldwide, ...

Point Park is a mess

I am addressing this to the mayor and all council members of Parkersburg. This is about Point Park. It was a beautiful place when it was first built, but is a disgrace the way you are letting it run down. It still has trash from the last flood as well as flood dirt on the sidewalks. The fire ...

Tacky banners vs. beautiful murals

Parkersburg has a wonderful history and beautiful historical landmarks, from the Blennerhassett Mansion being the largest icon and tourist attraction to the Blennerhassett Hotel restored back to its grandeur. Fort Boreman Hill, is open to the public to enjoy the history and beautiful views of ...

A special thank you

The fourth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans and First Responders Prayer rally was held at Parkersburg City Park on Sunday, July 8, with a large turnout for the event. God is so good. Thank you Mid-Ohio Valley for your support and prayers. A special thank you to my wife, Linda, for the support ...

Vote no on Kavanaugh

I’m a U.S. Army Veteran and single mother. In 2009 I found myself in a difficult position of trying to obtain medical coverage for my pregnancy. I tried to obtain medical insurance coverage on minimum wage and found that my pre-existing condition of being pregnant made covering the cost of my ...