Letters to the editor

Take care of your own corner

I run 4 or 5 mornings a week during the summer. I typically run a different route everyday. I don’t necessarily enjoy running, but I do enjoy exploring—so I use my morning run to explore the neighborhoods surrounding mine. I’ve done this for the past couple of years. I have to ...

A son’s happy memories

Let me tell you about my dad. He was 5’ 7” and 140 lbs. his whole life. When he dressed up with hat and pipe, he looked like the singer/actor Bing Crosby, and when he had on his work clothes and Mail Pouch chew, he looked like Festus Haggen on “Gunsmoke.” My dad had a great sense of ...

Lost chance at fatherhood

How many men are waking up today along with the millions of dads and grandfathers who will enjoy this special day of the year honoring them, with a guilty conscience, remembering how they pressured a young woman years ago into an abortion of their little boy or little girl? It takes two to ...

Civility will be missed

I just want to add my voice to that of Lawrence J. Wilson in his tribute to the late Don Lowe of Vienna (Sunday, June 10). My situation is much the same as Mr. Wilson’s: I don’t believe I ever agreed with Mr. Lowe’s postings. But I admired his steadfast determination to express his ...

Even smallest life is precious

It has been said, “If you don’t like abortion, then don’t have one.” The question isn’t do we like or dislike abortion (I cannot imagine why anyone would like it), but the question is: Is abortion murder? When a pregnant mother is killed in a car crash by a drunk driver, the baby is ...

Pain sufferers need ally

I am writing this letter to those who can make a difference. I am disabled and suffer from chronic pain after three failed back surgeries, two broken vertebra and degenerative disc disease. I currently see a pain management doctor and I take pain pills. I have tried the back injections with ...

Treating humans like humans

Our country, which is a country of immigrants, has a statue in the New York harbor with the inscription, “Give me your tired, your poor, the huddled masses….” Now our country is separating children from parents who are seeking asylum here in the United States. So why are we locking up ...

Poetic license in reporting

On the front page of the June 6 issue of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, one of the headlines read “Trump lashes out at Eagles.” The Parkersburg News and Sentinel rarely passes on an opportunity to print a negative headline or story about Donald Trump. Conversely, rarely do the readers ...

What’s good for the goose…

In an article in the May 30 newspaper, David Hogg, who is a senior at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School and totally ignorant concerning the U.S. Constitution (he was interviewed by the TV news media and he is ignorant. Period.) and a puppet of the far left gun control movement, wants to oust ...

A hearty salute to a lost voice

It has been posted that one Don Lowe of Vienna passed away on the 31st of May. Now, I do not think I ever spoke to him, saw him or knew him in any way except his letters to the editor about every other week or so. Cannot say that I ever agreed with the gentleman on anything that he did ...

No such thing as claimed

The News and Sentinel printed a strange letter to the editor on May 27. That letter was about a treaty between Mexico and the United States. That writer referred to it as a “totalization treaty.” Such treaties are common in today’s world. These days, it’s not unusual for a citizen of ...

Invest in renewables

A study released May 21 by the Rocky Mountain Institute found that “... regionally specific clean energy portfolios already outcompete proposed gas-fired generators, and/or threaten to erode their revenue within the next 10 years. Thus, the $112 billion of gas-fired power plants currently ...

Stop waste, boost Social Security

In a previous letter, I detailed the Totalization Treaty, signed between the U.S. and Mexico in 2004. Due to lack of space, I didn’t list my source of information, which was the Secure America Alliance. The information in my letter came to light from Freedom of Information Requests and ...

Cherry-picking the Old Testament

Here you go again, Patty Cooper, cherry-picking out of the Old Testament to support your personal crusade against abortion. (Thoughts on Two Heartbeats, May 13). You’re not for abortion. Fine. Don’t have one. You say abortion is not allowed because it is against the law of God ... the same ...

Confronting problem with science

Previously, I wrote that some males are genetically predisposed to engage in the behavior of rape because they inherited genes from some male ancestor(s) who had engaged in that behavior and produced offspring. Although slightly complicated, this is just evolution 101 — a topic which, ...

Stem cell justification is wrong

Sunday a local letter writer had a very strange idea about curing disease. It is a combination of disgusting and evil. He said that if enough women had murdered their unborn babies, then maybe his wife might have beaten her cancer. It is truly tragic when a loved one dies because of any ...

Another perspective on abortion

There was a letter to the editor on May 13 titled “Thoughts on two heartbeats.” It was an anti-abortion rant which included statistics about the number of abortions since Roe v. Wade. The writer also added a paragraph about how much profit Planned Parenthood earns selling the “body ...

Vienna missing an opportunity

The city of Vienna borders over 21,000 linear feet of the Ohio River and none of it is accessible to the public. The city of Vienna owns approximately 1,800 feet, yet has done nothing to develop something as simple as a fishing pier or a canoe/kayak launch. Parkersburg, Williamstown, Marietta ...

Parker needs perspective

Why does the News and Sentinel still print Kathleen Parker’s shallow, liberal drivel? I find it nauseating how she can drone on about how horses are disposed of in Mexico and Canada, but in another column rail for so-called “women’s reproductive rights” that lead to the murder of 1.5 ...

Thank you for the support

Thanks to all the people that sent money and donated money to Mike McIntyre for McIntyre Strong Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer. I would like to thank the VFW Post 1212 and Debbie Schreckengost for donating the building and everything else they helped out with. Want a big thank you to all the ...