Letters to the editor

Kids have it good with Reeves

On many occasions I scan the letters to the editor section of The News and Sentinel, but I hardly ever think of responding to the many letters submitted by those who have no clue what they are talking about, or those who use this as a forum to say hurtful things about good people ... but I must ...

O’Reilly’s war on the poor

FOX pundit and faux "historian" Bill O'Reilly ("Killing Kennedy") might want to call his next book "Killing the Truth." O'Reilly's syndicated column in the Nov. 8 News and Sentinel is part of his ongoing attempt to get reactionary readers worked up about the "injustice" of poor folks receiving ...

Ashamed of the media

This letter is in response to the editor's article on Nov. 17, entitled "Frustrated Newell takes on panel.""It would appear Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell declared war last week on the Parkersburg Police Civil Service Commission ... ."The article goes on to say Newell has been unsatisfied with ...

Lies need to be challenged

The letter to The News and Sentinel on Nov 17 titled, "Wake up or we're all doomed" was a real dandy. Six paragraphs of incoherent gibberish. That letter could best be described as a string of lies with a few falsehoods added for decoration. Where do you start? How do you reply to a narrative ...

Destroying the middle class

A prosperous economy rests upon a middle class financially capable of consuming the goods and services produced by the wealthy, the owners and managers of the means of production. Consumption is primarily carried out by the middle class. The poor don't have the ability to consume and the rich, ...

Just say no to more taxes

Taxes, taxes and more taxes. When is it going to end? I watch the paper daily seeing how many homes are being sold on the courthouse steps. Why? They cannot pay their taxes or the mortgage on their homes. Just recently an article in the paper stated over 1,500 (which was lower than last year at ...

Vote yes on Wood County school levy

My husband and I are both products of Wood County Schools, and are both college graduates and are gainfully employed. We are parents of three sons who attended Wood County Schools and went on to graduate with honors at 4 year universities. I am also a proud teacher of third grade at Criss ...

Spending levy on wrong things

I have lived in Belpre, Ohio, for the last 14 years. I have supported all of the levies long needed to repair our schools and support our students. Each one failed. I think the Wood County Schools Continuing Levy should be passed in West Virginia.However, I believe your paper's disclosure on ...

Wake up or we’re all doomed

Deceit and dishonesty are now out in the open for all to see and understand, as the resident of the White House has been exposed again for the liar he is, and always has been.Remember the lies? "If you like your doctor and your health plan you can keep them." Millions of Americans are being ...

When no one was watching

I am the mother of a Parkersburg High football senior. Donald Powell should not presume my son was embarrassed "across the state of West Virginia." He wore his uniform with pride every time he walked onto a field "across the state of West Virginia." Win or lose, he was proud to represent his ...

Too much time on their hands

Some people have too much time on their hands. Such as the governor of Minnesota and the mayor of Minneapolis, saying the Washington Redskins should change their name.First of all, maybe these guys should apologize to the Scandinavians for using the Viking name as a sporting name. Possibly ...

Obama lives large on our dime

In recent months I have read letters referring to Obama haters and their aversion to our dear leader. My question is, how can anyone hate this man who has done so much for the benefit of our country? Take, for example, the Affordable Care Act. Look at how masterfully he shepherded this ...

Time to right the ship of state

Throughout our history, the federal government has been present to assist our population in jumping forward with big projects (our infrastructure - post office, railroads, interstate system, TVA, Hoover Dam and others, national parks, our great buildings and monuments, etc.). President Obama ...

State of universal disservice

Last year West Virginia gave away $1.7 billion in tax favors and incentives to businesses, which on a per capita basis, is the second highest level of corporate subsidies in the nation. In addition West Virginia has also cut business taxes so much that, on a percentage basis, corporations in ...

Critics don’t know Reeves

In my opinion, Don Reeves has faced nothing but adversity since he left the coaching job at Jackson. He was in poor health after taking the job at South. He made several trips to doctors in Columbus that summer and had to stay out of the sun while his coaching staff got the boys in condition ...

Lack of local sports coverage

I wanted to pen my displeasure with The Parkersburg News and Sentinel for their lack of coverage of the boys state high school soccer championships.I was looking for articles on this weekend's games to be written by the local sports reporters but could only get articles from J. Daniel Rollins ...

Stop listening to sad people

Why do we need to publish letters that hurt people? I am referring to the letter that was published today and last Sunday about Coach Don Reeves. He is a totally dedicated coach and an outstanding citizen that this world needs more of.Yes, I am biased. I am his mother. Any parent would be proud ...

‘It matters not a whit’

Finally the Obama haters have a legitimate complaint. It appears they have found something that he is actually worse at than Bush. Never again will they have to take the half-truths and distortions they hear on Fox News and further fabricate them into bizarre charges. His comments "if you like ...

Vote for the school levy

I am writing this letter to ask the voters of Wood County to support the continuing levy. I have reaped the benefits of this levy as both a teacher and a parent.As a teacher, I saw how my students benefitted from the levy. My classrooms were adequately supplied with the materials my students ...

Short-term debt solution

I hope Congress realizes what might happen should the January vote on the debt limit increase fail. I can envision grave consequences, because I am gun shy from arriving to work in Newark, N.J., shortly after the 1967 riots and being in Detroit in 1977, 10 years after its riots. Both cities ...