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Letters to the editor

Further Bible study

I have read the recent letter to the editor submitted by Jim Wilt, where he makes several references to the Bible. I appreciate his interest in the Bible and would like to offer some thoughts for future study. The Bible is a unique book in that anything that is anything finds its origin there, ...

Shame of bigotry and divisiveness

In his June 23 op-ed, elected state Sen. Mike Azinger puts glaring bigotry and divisiveness on display for all to see, attempting to wrap bigotry and ignorance under the pages of the Bible as a cover for his shameful op-ed. He asserts without any proof that gay people are not born that way. ...

What are Azinger’s motives?

As a Wood County resident for the last 8+ years, I’d like to say that I’m personally tired of hearing from our own local, self-appointed White-Knight-in-shining-armor, Mr. Mike Azinger. As our local state senator, Mike should be professionally concerned with causes that could actually ...

We deserve better than Azinger

Mid-Ohio Valley Atheists and Humanists has three key goals: building a secular, non-theistic community in the Mid-Ohio Valley (by building on the strong but fairly silent one that already exists), being charitable and helpful in the MOV, and taking a stand against the growing hatred, bigotry ...

Remember, #LOVEWINS

I woke up on June 23 to what I believe is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen in a long time. Mike Azinger, WV State Senator representing Wood County had the pleasure of publishing a highly offensive op-ed in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. In this op-ed Azinger uses his theistic knowledge ...

Where is the tolerance?

I was saddened when reading the comments following the op-ed piece on Wood County School officials and religion. Several people made good points, but those points were soon lost in a sea of hatred and childishness. I disagree with Mr. Underwood’s stance on not having religious speakers or ...

At what cost?

In 2015, Parkersburg City Council was notified by the Freedom From Religion Foundation the PCC was unconstitutional (illegal) in conducting prayer connected to the PCC’s meetings. Yet, the illegal behavior continued. After the 2016 election and a different administration, political party in ...

Say no to Senate Education bills

Senate Bill 1039, the Student Success Act, and SB 1040 allow the unsupervised transfer of public funds to private individuals and organizations without adequate supervision. It would also damage or destroy the public school system. Please ask your delegates to reject these bills. SB 1040 ...

Demoss’ actions a disgrace

To address the July 11 suspension due to plagiarism in Mr. Kenny Demoss’ 2019 PHS graduation speech. Mr. Demoss deliberately copied large phrases and even paragraphs of another’s speech and got caught. An apology issued by Demoss stating he didn’t get all his ideas from Mr. Ashton ...

Lori not without sin as well

If you accept a financial gift from someone, are there strings attached — invisible strings, of friendship, goodwill, gratitude? Is there any chance that you might someday, somehow return the favor? Quite often, we are seeing something very disturbing. Money talks. Or does it silence? Pope ...

Honoring the heroes among us

For years I have read about the people and events surrounding World War II. This past week was special for me as I watched America recognize and honor the heroes of our greatest generations as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. D-Day. Friday, May 24, one of the ...

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 ...