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Opinion

Killing our veterans

Letters to the editor

Words cannot describe how outraged I am when I read about yet another confirmed homicide of a veteran at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of George N. Shaw Sr. and Felix K. McDermott. As a granddaughter, daughter, sister, ...

New scare tactic, old ideas

Letters to the editor

The News and Sentinel printed an anti-socialist letter-to-the-editor on Sept. 1 about Saul Alinsky. Mr. Alinsky was an ultra-liberal who frequently gets blamed for a lot of socialist garbage he had nothing to do with. That letter listed eight rules supposedly lifted from one of ...

Clarification

Letters to the editor

A letter published Sept. 1 included a list falsely attributed to the late author and community organizer Saul Alinsky. In fact, the list and similar versions of it have been in circulation for several years and the true author is unknown. It has been debunked as the work of Alinsky by multiple ...

Face of climate change

Letters to the editor

Hurricane Dorian strengthened over an ocean that is .5 to 1.0 degrees Celsius warmer than normal and nearly one foot higher than it was 100 years ago. Oceans are warmer, higher, and more acidic (the latter killing coral, the engine of marine life) than they were just 20 years ago. Warm air ...

Watching your cholesterol

Local columns

In the world of plenty that we live in, we are exposed to and offered so many tempting and delicious foods and automatically we forget that so many of those foods are not good for us. We should know better and avoid many of the ones that are bad for us, but it is a natural tendency for many of ...

Make desserts the easy way with cookbook

Local columns

A new book aims to make desserts that are tasty and simple with “Super Easy Sweets” by Natacha Arnoult. The second in the “Super Easy” series, this book has 69 recipes for desserts that will serve your sweet tooth and won’t be too overly complicated for novice cooks. Arnoult, a ...

Celebrate the wins with positive attitude

Local columns

I learned from personal experiences a positive attitude is much more effective than a negative attitude when it comes to success. As a young manager in Ohio I inherited a facility that was one of the top revenue producers in the country. Our employees were proud of this and expected to succeed ...

Mid-Ohio Valley chamber seeking new team member

Local columns

The only constant thing in life is change and the MOV Chamber is not immune to changes in our team. Megan Hardway, our Membership & Events Specialist, will be leaving in a couple weeks to take a newly-created position with Williamstown Bank. Please join me in thanking Megan for the great ...

Romance stories for fall evenings

Local columns

There’s several new romance and women’s fiction books out now. A historic small town is holding some secrets in “You Belong with Me” by Tari Faris. Hannah Thornton lives in the small historic community, Heritage, and works as a realtor there, even though she may not be very good at ...

Many-legged creepy-crawlies

Local columns

One of my first childhood memories is getting ready for a bath and finding a two-inch long “thousand-legger” in the tub. My reaction was to catch it and put it in a jar, but mom always grabbed some tissue paper, squished it, and flushed it down the toilet. If she had just scooped it out of ...

Getting to know the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council

Local columns

The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council has been in Parkersburg since 1971. Created by an act of the West Virginia Legislature, the regional council promotes, advances and improves the community and economic well-being of the region. It has multiple programs focusing on community development, ...

School hacks for all ages to use right now

Local columns

By now everyone is back in class and more or less settled into a routine. I saw these suggestions on Facebook — and many of you may have as well — and thought now was a good time to share them. Some of these are new ideas and some of them I have actually tried, so they aren’t exactly ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

UP: To those who called in tips that led Parkersburg police to the whereabouts of Karen Yeager’s vehicle and the person driving it earlier this week. Because the 17-year-old driving the vehicle was found, police were able to locate Yeager’s body, and eventually make another arrest in the ...

Rev. Hyde named Hope Recovery Manor director

Local columns

Hope Recovery Manor in Parkersburg received good news this week. The Rev. Shauna Hyde was hired as the executive director of the Market Street facility that will provide a two-year program for women recovering from substance abuse. And Hope Recovery Manor received approval for 501 (c) (3) ...

Look Back: Sportsmanship goes on the road

Local columns

Another baseball club The Elberon Baseball Club was organized yesterday and is composed of boys all under 18 years of age. They are ready to play like clubs from Ohio or West Virginia, or any other state for that matter. The club is composed of the following members: Bert Silcott, c.; John ...

Life Through the Lens: 20 years of mischief, mayhem and soap

Local columns

“The things you own end up owning you.” *** I was a normal teenager — and by “normal” I mean backward, embarrassed about everything, fixated on the wrong things, concerned about appearance, dumb-struck around girls, a tad too sweaty. You know the type. Sporting my pined-after and ...

Manchin: Keeping seat in Senate is best for West Virginia

Editorials

West Virginians got good news this week: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will remain in Washington. He revealed Tuesday he has decided not to run for governor next year. For months, Manchin, a Democrat, had been considering a campaign for governor. In all likelihood, at least for now, his opponent would ...

Back Yard Gardener: Rosemary is a versatile herb

Local columns

Hello Mid-Ohio Valley farmers and gardeners! The first week of September brings back some summer time heat as we continue the harvest from local gardens. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans are brought in fresh from the garden for great homemade meals and for canning and freezing to ...

Generosity: West Virginians stand ready to help with Dorian

Editorials

As residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and even North Carolina flee from the path of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. Jim Justice has offered them shelter here in the Mountain State through discounted rates at our state parks, room for their animals (pet fees waived at the parks and a reminder ...

Neighbors: Natural gas producer taking right approach

Editorials

West Virginians are big on the concept of being good neighbors. So, when the head of the second-largest natural gas producer in our state talks about “old-school values,” we do not feel any need to applaud — because that is what we expect from other people. Nevertheless, recent comments ...