Letters to the editor

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 ...

The time has come to act

I have deep concern for this country and our democracy. Without firing a shot, the Russians have managed to invade the USA to create chaos and spread misinformation with the goal of turning us against each other and electing a president that could be manipulated. This is not a partisan issue. ...

Open letter to Manchin

You will soon have the responsibility to vote on whether to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Associate Justice. I expect you will take this duty seriously and will do the right thing. The right thing starts with NOT listening to some of your Democrat colleagues such as ...

A concerned citizen

The Capital Gazette, in Annapolis, Md., came under attack by a cowardly killer on Thursday, June 28. After shooting and killing five and wounding two, he hid under a desk. That newspaper will forever be haunted by the horror of witnessing their own colleagues they have known for years get ...

Trump is a puppet master

“Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.” A writer last week mentioned this quote by Nazi Joseph Goebbels and Trump lives by it very well. No one can deny that Trump openly ...

Vote no on Amendment 1

A piece published in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel on July 13 quotes a resolution of the WV Republican Party as stating “...the adoption of the amendment in November would end taxpayer funding of elective abortions in West Virginia.” The key word here is “elective.” It is blatantly ...

A thank you letter

I am writing this letter to thank the people in this community for all the support they have shown during the last decade. I work as a sign shaker, “guitar guy” on Parkersburg’s south side. I have been made aware of all the positive and kind words that have been shown on social media ...

Stop immigration

It’s really sad to see what the Democrat Party has turned into today. I would really love to talk to one of these mouthpieces in Washington like Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters and ask them if their purpose in life is to totally destroy the United States. This immigration debate has become a ...