Opinion

Rosie: Mid-Ohio Valley bells should join celebration

Editorials

At 1 p.m. on Labor Day, bells will be ringing at five locations in West Virginia, to celebrate the enormous contribution American women working in industry made toward victory in World War II. We refer to them now by the collective term, “Rosie the Riveter.” But there will be no bells ...

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Back Issues: Lockjaw — Canine could be ‘Inhumans’ star

Local columns

ABC’s next Marvel series, “Inhumans,” won’t premiere on TV until the end of September, but the first two episodes will actually debut Friday in IMAX theaters. That’d be even cooler if the nearest IMAX theater wasn’t in Grove City, Ohio, but it still gives me an excuse to write ...

Children: Foster families needed to help innocent victims

Editorials

Amid the devastation wrought by the substance abuse epidemic that has swept across Appalachia, truly innocent victims —children — are adrift in a world where parents are being arrested, or dying, and other family members are often unable to take them in because addiction has poisoned the ...

Transparency: Hiding information is not in the public good

Editorials

As another round of investigations winds down in the search for fault over West Virginia’s three-years-in-a-row tardiness turning in statewide audits of every agency, the likelihood that any “heads will roll” in the matter diminishes. The investigations are also getting increasingly less ...

Addiction: Kasich should consider treatment proposals

Editorials

By one estimate, drug abuse claims an average of 11 lives each day in Ohio. A natural disaster — for example, an emerging disease rampaging through the state taking that many lives — would be viewed as an emergency. Many in law enforcement and state government treat substance abuse as such ...

Getting over ‘fake news’

Local columns

Whatever happened to the news? These days, it seems most people believe much of what is printed, broadcast and posted is “fake news.” What is, or should be, troubling is the dichotomy regarding what constitutes “fake news.” One faction of Americans, tens of millions strong, regards ...

Addiction: Long-term treatment facilities need help

Editorials

Last week, Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., invited guests from Washington, D.C., to get a first-hand look at the damage the substance abuse epidemic is doing to West Virginia — and the work being done to combat it, in the face of enormous challenges. Lawrence Muir, general counsel and acting ...

A change in perspective

Local columns

When was the last time you heard someone say “There is so much to do here!” “This is such a nice area, the people are wonderful, and there are so many volunteers involved in all of this?” It’s probably been a while, but if you had been sitting near me at the pizza lunch after the ...

Op-ed: Internet access is essential

Local columns

To me, it’s fairly simple. Better internet access means more economic and educational opportunities, and a higher quality of life. There are currently several barriers to high-speed internet access in many parts of our Appalachian region. Many of you know this unfortunate fact all too well. ...

Role of the news media

Letters to the editor

The American news media needs to take ownership of its role in facilitating the rise and election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States of America. During the founding of our country the free press was recognized as an important cornerstone of our democracy. It was intended to ...

Is it really a problem?

Letters to the editor

Recently, in a live interview with a television station, Mayor Tom Joyce alleges the Non-Discrimination Ordinance could be harmful to small businesses regarding employment decisions, such as hiring, promoting, scheduling etc. What Mayor Joyce doesn’t tell reporters is that most small ...

Why no outrage?

Letters to the editor

As a white, Christian woman I must speak out against racism. The ugly undercurrent of racist groups has been with us throughout our history. The KKK started after the Civil War so white men could scare, harass and murder free black men and women. They wore hoods so they could attend church ...

Congress serves us

Letters to the editor

Since March the American taxpayers have had their pockets picked to the tune of two-and-a-half billion dollars!!! Where has this money gone at a time when we are told we cannot afford health care, or infrastructure repair, etc.? It is the cost of Congress’ failure to raise the debt ceiling so ...

Thoughts on Donald Trump

Letters to the editor

I apologize to Joni Mitchell for making her a spokesperson (another one) for Donald Trump: “I’ve looked at love from both sides now / From up and down and still somehow / It’s love’s illusions I recall / I really don’t know love at all.” The Donald first said there was blame on ...

No conspiracy, just facts

Letters to the editor

I would like to reply to the letter from one of my favorite critics, in the Aug. 20 News and Sentinel. The purpose of my previous letter was to bring the 2030 Agenda to light, to prevent it from becoming a reality. U.N. globalists don’t want their agenda made public. They want to work in ...

Mixed message?

Letters to the editor

I am writing this with a sad heart as all day I have listened to news coming out of Charlottesville, Va. The KKK and white supremacist turned that town into a battleground. Thirty years ago my job was transferred to Parkersburg. My coworkers gave me the usual ribbing about moving to West ...

Bringing jobs back — Location

Local columns

The Mid- Ohio Valley has a lot of economic advantages that many people may never have thought about. We are close to half of the markets in North America. New York City, Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta are all within a day’s drive. What this means is that if you make a consumer product the cost ...

Mountain River Physical Therapy talks about goals

Local columns

This week, we would like to highlight a third year MOV Chamber member, Mountain River Physical Therapy. Mountain River Physical Therapy has been an active member since joining, becoming involved with our Chili Cook-off event and our Partner in Education program with Parkersburg Catholic High ...

Back to school with cookie recipes

Local columns

Wow! What a show we got on last Monday! I didn’t get much accomplished with watching the sun and the moon on TV. Those who traveled to one of the areas where there was total eclipse had an experience they will remember the rest of their lives. In the 70s, husband Norm had experienced a ...

How about ‘kabobs’ for dinner?

Local columns

Looking for a way to make a simple yet special dinner entree? Kabobs are not only easy and quick to fix, they are fun to make and very tasty also. Plus they can be used in many different ways from appetizers, desserts or for a main dish. You can make the kabobs look very attractive also by ...