Providing news and information

The News and Sentinel covers the Mid-Ohio Valley, supplying news and information on a broad range of topics and content. In response to a recent request by our Internet manager, I took a few minutes to put together a list of what information, news and opinion to expect when reading The News and Sentinel:

* Hundreds of letters to the editor

* Syndicated columns from both liberal and conservative writers

* Editorial cartoons

* Local, state, national and international news

* Local, state and national sports

* High school athletes of the week

* Local sports columns

* Mid-Ohio Valley bowling scores

* Calendar of events

* Weekly Free Time edition listing various entertainment events in the Mid-Ohio Valley

* Fire department runs

* Police news

* Circuit Court news

* Magistrate Court news

* Local coverage of city governments

* Local coverage of boards of education

* Local business news

* Financial columns

* Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley column

* Carrie Roe’s humane society column

* Walter A. Pavlo Jr.’s slice of life column

* Dave McKain’s column on the Civil War and formation of the state of West Virginia

* Area college news

* School honor rolls

* Area religious and church news

* Stock reports

* Local poll questions

* Area weather reports

* Area obituaries and funeral services

* Listings for government offices

* Horoscopes

* Dear Abby

* Bridge column

* Hints from Heloise

* News 4 Kids

* Crossword

* Janric International Word Find

* Jumble

* People in the News

* Lottery numbers

* Sports on TV

* 23 comics

* Hocus Focus

* TV Weekly

* News from various club and organizations

* Wood County Senior Citizen Center schedule

* Volunteer opportunities

* Scott Shalaway’s outdoors column

* Amy Phelps’ book reviews

* House of the Week

* Car of the Week

* Patty Christopher’s food column

* Births

* Anniversaries

* Engagements

* Weddings

* Marriage licenses

* Meeting and Workshop calendar

* Amy Phelps’ Sunday Food review

* Antiques and Collecting Sunday column

* Paul LaPann’s Saturday column

* Jim Smith’s Sunday column

* Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down Saturday column

* Sermon of the Week column

* GameDay during high school football season

* Mountaineer Madness during WVU football season

* Monthly Senior tabloid

* Various special topic tabloids

And much, much more…..

* * *

Just as a reminder, don’t forget the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley Business Expo for chamber members from 4-6 p.m. and the general public from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the E.L.I.T.E. Center. More than 70 area businesses will be represented and admission to the trade show is free with various gifts being given out by participants.