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Letters to the editor

Trump doesn’t get a free pass

The Jan. 6 News and Sentinel printed a letter to the-editor titled “Unpatriotic to attack Trump.” That letter was a real hoot. The letter repeated some of the most notorious absurdities invented by Donald Trump in the past three years. When Trump started his presidential campaign three ...

Youth are being brainwashed

What chance do young people have in today’s progressive Marxist society? “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” —Vladimir Lenin From a child’s first awareness, they hear, see and study extreme left-wing liberalism. This progressive idealism is ...

A special visit from Santa Claus

A couple of days before Christmas, a man pulled up in a car in front of my house with a woman and two children. When I answered the doorbell, the man handed me a basket of fruit and said “You probably don’t remember me, but I am one of your ‘trick or treaters.’” My mouth flew open ...

Senior services are vital

As a new year begins, let us wait and see what the Board of Directors of the Wood County Senior Citizens Association Inc. will do next. They seem to enjoy telling a story but not the whole story. For example, since Dec. 6 through Dec. 20, 2018, there have been no less than four articles in the ...

Unpatriotic to attack Trump

We, the American people, are truly at a crossroads in our political landscape. Roughly, about half of our politicians no longer appreciate what makes America special when compared to the rest of the world. For instance, there is very little doubt that a border wall will work as a cost ...

Thank you for the support

Can you imagine what it would be like to suddenly be disconnected from your home and friends, have no place to stay, and not know how to navigate the complex social services networks available locally in order to get back on your feet? At Latrobe Street Mission we do, and we have provided a ...

Agenda driven news?

Readers of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel in the Dec. 31 edition were treated to a front page with the headline “Village mourns second child dead in U.S. custody.” This was not the first headline covering this tragedy as reported by the Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Wednesday’s ...

Come back to the truths

“The separation of church and state law is bad law, it has a bad history and should be revisited,” said William Renquist, one of the longest serving chief justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The chief justice knew that the “separation law” violates 174 years of legal precedent. He also ...

U.S. is a nation of immigrants

I would like to reply to Gene Jakubik’s letter of Dec. 2, 2018. Mr. Jakubik questions the motives of migrants coming to this country. Mr. Jakubik considers the statement that the migrants are coming for a better life “a line of crap,” but does not provide an alternative motive. Over the ...

Kindness at Christmas

Although I believe in kindness all year long, it came to me in a special way last week by one of God’s heartfelt angels. I was facing a financial burden as I was hospitalized twice in November and my car was in the shop for much-needed repairs. My granddaughter went to pick up and pay for the ...

Helping seniors keep their pets

What a wonderful year 2018 has been. What started a year ago as an idea has become more than we ever dreamed. Compassionate Animal Resources for the Elderly (CARE) is an organization made of people who work tirelessly raising funds to provide financial assistance to qualifying seniors age 65 ...

A Memorial Bridge too far

Too bad about the Memorial Bridge, what a shame. I didn’t see that coming, since the toll fare was raised not too awful long ago, from $5 to $8 for a big book of tickets. I was misled into thinking that was going to take care of maintenance forever. I remember when that was announced about ...

MOVCA and Wood County Schools

As a member of the Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action (MOVCA) Educational Outreach Team, I was dismayed to read Mr. Mullen’s bombastic, disparaging editorial published on Nov. 25. I am responding to provide an accurate description of our organization and its relationship with Mid-Ohio Valley ...

Joyous Christmas to all

Last time I wrote a letter to the editor, I was on the verge of a beginning hope for violin lessons and programs to be offered in this area. Since then, I am aware of preliminary steps, which need addressed in making that a reality. I would like to share a thought that has come to me over the ...

Stand against animal cruelty

I am speaking on behalf of myself as well as several other concerned citizens in our community (including humane society volunteers and supporters) who read in horror the description outlined in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office report indicating that several images were observed (on ...

‘Justice’ for W.Va. retirees

We are the forgotten masses, we are the WV State Employee Retirees. Once again, when active teachers and state employees received raises, we did not. That is not new. I have been retired 20 years and have NEVER received an increase in benefits, in fact my benefits DECREASED several times, no ...

Little more than name-calling

In response to Mr. Jim Mullen’s opinion piece appearing Nov. 25, I offer the following. On Friday, Nov. 16, I spent the day at Blennerhassett Middle School observing the several Mid-Ohio Climate Action programs presented to 8th grade science classes. In none of them did I see Mr. Mullen ...

There’s more than C8 to fear

I happened to stumble across an article regarding C8 and other contaminants that surround Chemours in Cape Fear, N.C., and was interesting to find there has been yet another chemical added to the mix that hasn’t been discussed here in our area. In this article, it stated that not only do they ...

Migration not about loving U.S.

I would like to know what loving mother would intentionally put her young child at the front of a violent mob to get tear gassed and possibly hit by rocks and bottles thrown by the mob who are trying to get into the U.S. illegally. Maybe someone could also tell me what loving mother would use ...

More on the Wood County Senior Citizens Association

This is in reference to the responsibility of the board of directors of the Wood County Senior Citizens Association Inc. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on Nov. 9 printed an article regarding a meeting with the Wood County Commissioners. The meeting was requested because members had concerns ...