Letters to the editor

Vote no on Amendment 1

Voters in West Virginia will see a proposed Constitutional Amendment #1 on the ballot when they go to the polls on Nov. 6. According to ballotpedia.org, the amendment would add Section 57 to Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution to say: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or ...

Thank you for the support

I would like to say thank you to all who supported the Mid-Ohio Valley Heart-Stroke Walk Oct. 4. A special thank you to those businesses and individuals who displayed signs inside and outside in yards to help advertise the walk. Thank you to all who made donations to The American Heart ...

Amendment backers mislead

We are troubled by the article published this week in the paper regarding Amendment 1. Those supporting this Amendment are misleading voters. It is important for voters to know that under this Amendment, there are NO exceptions. Absolutely NO exceptions. NO exception for victims of rape. ...

Ladyburgs of Parkersburg

We are the “Ladyburgs,” actively demonstrating our true unity and concern for the Mid-Ohio Valley! Our small group began forming during the planning of our city’s 3rd Annual National Night Out in May 2018. We realized immediately, we had so much in common. As we shared our thoughts, ...

Big reasons to vote

Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber stepped on a few toes with his “coat-hanger” comment on social media last week. He was, of course, referring to the use of a coat-hanger as a surgical device from the dark-ages, before Roe v. Wade. It didn’t make any difference if Mr. Barber’s ...

Mad or mindful voters?

I’m hearing the prediction that the mid-term elections will be decided by who is madder. I find that statement deeply disturbing. As citizens, we shouldn’t be motivated solely by partisan anger or red-button reaction. Instead, our votes should arise from our commitment to shared national ...

Democrats set precedent

In a letter, in the Sunday, Sept. 23, newspaper, a writer criticized the Senate Republicans, for not giving Obama Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, a confirmation hearing. This writer needs a trip down Supreme Court nominee memory lane. It was the Democrats, who set the precedent of ...

Shadowy info sources

Alert! This just in: A news item, an article or an opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine or periodical from an unknown location on an undetermined date with an anonymous source stating the following from a well informed, high ranking source within one of the two prominent political parties ...

Make list public

In recent months there has been information released that the United State Congress has allowed for cash settlements to accusers of sexual harassment against setting U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives. All apparently settled by the cover of darkness and secrecy. Also ...

Thank you for support

Artsbridge had another season of great, free entertainment for the community with the Summer Music series at the Parkersburg City Park and Music Fest at Southwood Park. Artsbridge Programs Coordinator Kathy Reeder does a great job putting the season together, offering a variety of musical ...

Keep eye on Vienna council

On Sept. 27, 2018, at the City Council meeting, there was a vote pertaining to the police fee. Mr. Conley wanted to leave it at $2.02 for every Vienna household. In turn, Mr. Rogers, who is supposed to represent all of the senior citizens of Vienna on this police fee threw the senior citizens ...

Keep McKinley in Washington

It will be my pleasure this fall to vote again for our Congressman, David McKinley. Rep. McKinley represents the values of our Ohio Valley and West Virginia and is helping drain the swamp in Washington. The Congressman defended our vital energy industries from the Obama Presidency and now ...

Unwanted contact a crime

Thanks for Mike Myer’s column on Sept. 24: “each and every priest guilty of harming children, or ... adults, should be punished. So should any church official who aided and abetted them” including prosecuting attorneys who failed to do their jobs. Any sexual contact with children or ...

Kavanaugh drug through mud

The media has once again failed to provide all the necessary information regarding Judge Kavanaugh in order for the public to form an educated opinion. There is absolutely no indication that this was a repeated pattern of behavior since the alleged event. Usually predators have a repeated ...

Best for senior citizens?

This is in reference to the newspaper article printed Wednesday, Sept. 19, concerning the Wood County Senior Citizens Association, Inc., seeking comments from the public about the pending change of the 911 Market St. congregate (group) meal site. The board of directors is planning to first ...

Thank you for Harvest Moon

I was writing to thank Vicki Marshall, Ray Campbell, Buck McCrowsky, City of Parkersburg electricians, Vicki Marshall’s assistants, John Marlow and everyone else that has a role in setting up the Harvest Moon Festival. McIntyre’s Country Crafts has set up at it for over 25 years and we ...

Thank you for track meet

On behalf of the Belpre Cross-Country Invitational Committee, I would like to thank all those individuals and organizations that made donations of time, energy, finances, and goods to the inaugural meet, held Sept. 15. The event was a total success. Not only was it a successful athletic ...

Remove the dirty money

The Sept. 17 News and Sentinel printed an editorial from political columnist Mike Myer. That column was a big collection of contradictions. You don’t often see that from a professional writer. He started out by reminding his readers about simple rules of common courtesy and civility. He used ...

Manchin is a shape-shifter

Every six years Joe Manchin comes out of his ugly liberal cocoon and transforms into his version of a beautiful conservative butterfly, flitting about planting sweet kisses on the backsides of West Virginians. Even more remarkable, he changes his colors like a chameleon, which enables him to ...

Wind power not more expensive

Wood County Delegate Deem recently criticized the WV Public Service Commission for approving the purchase of wind power from an Indiana wind farm by Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) writing: “Knowing that wind power costs about three times as much as electricity that is generated from coal, ...